Commonly treated conditions

Being an acupuncturist is a bit like being a general practitioner in western medicine. Acupuncture can effectively treat so many conditions, that in the clinic there is a constant variety of diseases and pains to treat. I love that about my acupuncture clinic, it keeps me constantly on my toes.

The disorders which appear in bold have been recognized by the World Health Organisation (2003) as having been successfully treated by acupuncture. The disorders which do not appear in bold are other common disorders which have been found to respond well to acupuncture.

General disorders

Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Fatigue, Weakness, Burn-out, Jet lag, Migraines, Insomnia, Twitches, Memory loss


Arthritis, Rheumatism, Muscular pain, Facial pain (including cranio-mandibular problems), Headaches, Neck pain, Lumbago, Back pains, Sciatic nerve, Neuralgia, Shoulder pain, Tennis elbow, Carpal tunnel, Knee problems, Calcaneal spur, Bursitis, Tendinitis, Sprain, Sports trauma, Gout.

Locomotor system

Spasms, Tremors, Certain types of paralysis, Hemiplegia

Digestive system

Slow digestion, Bad breath, Liver disorder, Diarrhea, Constipation, Various inflammatory intestinal diseases, Gastritis, Colitis, Biliary colic, Ulcers, Bloating, Nausea, Lack of appetite, Bulimia, Hiccup

Respiratory system

Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Colds, Influenza, Coughs, Shortness of breath, Emphysema, Nosebleeds, Polyps


Animals, Seasonal allergies, Hay fever, Ragweed, Food intolerances, Eyes-nose-throat itching, Molds, Dust

Endocrine System

Menopause, Hot flashes, Profuse perspiration, Hypoglycemia, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism

Circulatory system

Swelling, Oedema, Cold hands and feet, Cold intolerance, Numbness, Palpitations, Hypotension, Hypertension, Haemorrhoids

Urinary system

Frequent urination, Urinary burning, Incontinence, Urinary difficulties, Chronic cystitis

Reproductive system

Sterility, Pre-menstrual syndrome, Primary dysmenorrhea, Menstruation disorders, Menstruation spotting, Vaginitis, Certain cysts, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Breast pain, Libido disorders, Prostate disorders, Premature ejaculation, Impotency


Nausea, Vomiting, Back pains, Induction of labour, Breech positions, Postpartum depression, Increasing energy of both mother and child, Lactation problems, Bladder/Uterine prolapse

Eye problems

Cloudy vision, Dry eyes, Certain types of eyesight loss, Lacrimation, Glaucoma, Early stage of catarac

Auditory system

Vertigo, Pains, Otitis, Tinnitus, Certain types of deafness, Labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, Wax overproduction

Cutaneous system

Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria (Rashes), Shingles (Herpes zoster), Dermatitis, Furuncles, Boils, Herpes Simplex

Postoperative problems

Anaesthesia side-effects, Loss of concentration, Memory loss, Side-effects of radiation therapy and / or chemotherapy, Inflammation, Slow healing, Adhesions


 Facial wrinkles, Cellulite

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