What are the Benefits of Acupuncture

People have been visiting Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years for many different conditions. Some of the key benefits of acupuncture are;

  • research studies have shown it can be effective in the treatment of acute and chronic ailments1
  • focuses on drug-free pain relief
  • a holistic approach, which addresses the underlying contributing factors of the condition, as well as the symptoms
  • assists in preventative healthcare and maintenance of general well-being.

Below is a list of some conditions where evidence has supported the effectiveness of Acupuncture1

Arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Injury
Lower back pain (acute & chronic)
Lumbar spinal stenosis
Neck pain
Plantar heel pain
Restless leg syndrome
Sciatica
Shoulder pain

Dysmennorhoea
Menopausal hot flushes
Perimenopausal and postmenopausal sleep disturbance
Assisted conception in ART
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Premenstrual syndrome
Uterine fibroids

Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
Induction of labour
Labour pain
Hyperemesis gravidarum

Headache
Migraines
Tension-type headache

Bell’s palsy
Post-stroke spasticity
Stroke
Stroke rehabilitation

Anxiety
Depression
Insomnia
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Pre-treatment anxiety

Constipation
Irritable bowel syndrome
Obesity

Post operative nausea & vomiting
Post operative pain

1. McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised edition). © Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd, 2017: http://www.acupuncture.org.au

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