Acupunture

Acupuncture is helpful for many health issues. Here’s a list of some of them. Acupuncture works best when you have regular treatments until you feel a significant improvement.

Conditions with strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture

– Allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal)

– Knee osteoarthritis

– Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics)

– Migraine prophylaxis

– Chronic low back pain

– Postoperative nausea & vomiting

– Headache (tension-type and chronic) – Postoperative pain

 

Conditions with moderate evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture

– Acute low back pain

– Modulating sensory perception thresholds

– Acute stroke

– Neck pain

– Ambulatory anaesthesia

– Obesity

– Anxiety

– Perimenopausal & postmenopausal insomnia

– Aromatase-inhibitor-induced arthralgia

– Plantar heel pain

– Asthma in adults

– Post-stroke insomnia

– Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy

– Post-stroke shoulder pain

– Cancer pain

– Post-stroke spasticity

– Cancer-related fatigue

– Post-traumatic stress disorder

– Constipation

– Prostatitis pain/chronic pelvic pain syndrome

– Craniotomy anaesthesia

– Recovery after colorectal cancer resection

– Depression (with antidepressants)

– Restless leg syndrome

– Dry eye

– Schizophrenia (with antipsychotics)

– Hypertension (with medication)

– Sciatica

– Insomnia

– Shoulder impingement syndrome (early stage) (with exercise)

– Irritable bowel syndrome

– Shoulder pain

– Labour pain

– Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)

– Lateral elbow pain – Stroke rehabilitation

– Menopausal hot flushes

– Temporomandibular pain