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 each of these meridians and organs for health to be maintained.

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

Source: World Health Organisation PDF

Systemic Conditions

Viral, bacterial & fungal diseases

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

Weakened Immune System

Gout

Allergic Rhinitis

Musculo-Skeletal Conditions

Headaches & migraines

Jaw pains

Neck & low back pain

Fibromialgia

Fascitis

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

Sciatica

Post-operative pain

Bell’s Palsy

Mental Health

Depression

Anxiety

Visceral Conditions

Acute & Chronic Colitis

Biliary & Renal Colics

Post-operative vomiting / nausea

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dysmenorrhea

Premenstrual Syndrome

Constipation

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