Acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points on the skin, usually by the insertion of needles. In its original form, acupuncture was based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

What is Acupuncture?

Traditional acupuncturists understand health in terms of a vital force or energy called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) which circulates between the organs along channels called meridians. Qi energy must flow in the correct strength and quality through these meridians and organs to maintain health.

The acupuncture points are located along the meridians and provide one means of altering the flow of Qi. Acupuncture treatments also include, at times, moxibustion and cupping.

What can Acupuncture Treat?

The following is a list of conditions for which Acupuncture can prove beneficial in the alleviation of symptoms but also, in some cases, resolution of the disease.

Source: World Health Organisation PDF

Systemic Conditions

Viral, bacterial & fungal diseases

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Weakened Immune System


Allergic Rhinitis

Musculo-Skeletal Conditions

Headaches & migraines

Jaw pains

Neck & low back pain



Scars & post-surgical adhesions

Joint pains

Acute & chronic sports injuries

Childbirth & Pregnancy

Female infertility

Breech babies

Morning sickness

Pregnancy pains

Hormonal imbalances

Neurological Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Post-operative pain

Bell’s Palsy

Mental Health



Visceral Conditions

Acute & Chronic Colitis

Biliary & Renal Colics

Post-operative vomiting / nausea

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Premenstrual Syndrome


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