What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Considering the history of acupuncture, and its development and practice over thousands of years as a culture’s sole form of medicine, one can come to understand how this wealth of knowledge now applies to hundreds of common and not-so-common conditions. It is used to treat the entire body, to restore normal body functions, enhance immunity to illness and disease, and restore and maintain general health and well-being.
Some conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include:
› Painful conditions (such as headaches, migraine, osteoarthritis, renal colic, biliary colic, post-operative pain, dental analgesia)
› Musculoskeletal conditions (such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, back and neck pain, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, rheumatism)
› Neurological conditions (such as sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, stroke sequelae, Bell’s palsy)
› Gynaecological problems (such as painful menstruation, irregular or lack of periods, premenstrual symptoms, menopausal syndrome)
› Pregnancy and labour (such as infertility, morning sickness, labour pain, induction of labour, long labour)
› Gastrointestinal disorders (such as nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, gastric/ duodenal ulcer, chronic ulcerative colitis, loss of appetite)
› Ear, nose and throat disorders (such as sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, tinnitis, Meniere’s disease)
› Urogenital disorders (such as prostatitis, impotence, retained urine, urinary tract infections)
› Cardiovascular disorders (such as primary hypotension, high blood pressure, angina pectoris)
› Addictions (such as smoking and drug withdrawals)
› Others Common cold and influenza, cough, allergies and immunity, gout, anxiety, stress, insomnia and fatigue, skin disorders… just to name a few!