Acupuncture, which is a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, involves the insertion of ultra thin, sterile needles into specific areas of the body in order to initiate a therapeutic response.

Acupuncture is based upon the premise that an intricate system of energetic channels or meridians circulate throughout the body.  When there is an unimpeded, free flow of energy, or “qi” throughout these channels, the body enjoys a homeostatic state and health.

When there is a blockage within these channels, the delicate energetic balance within the body is disrupted, manifesting as illness and or pain.

When acupuncture needles are inserted into the body, the blockage or imbalance within the energetic system is cleared, promoting the body’s natural healing process and initiating the restoration of health.

Acupuncture can be very effective for controlling all types of pain, including muscle and joint pain, arthritic pain, headaches, gastrointestinal pain, and menstrual pain.

It can also effectively be used to regulate the body’s physiological functions, thus treating a variety of internal dysfunctions and disorders such as indigestion, allergies, high blood pressure, as well as the common cold.

Both the World Health Organization and the National Institute for Health have recognized Acupuncture for the treatment of many disorders.  In 2003, the WHO published a review of clinical trials of acupuncture in it’s document, “Acupuncture:  Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”  (LINK THIS.

Below are listed some of the diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture, and that have been proven effective through controlled trials:


      1)  Pain:  Dysmenorrhoea, Primary (Menstrual Pain)

Epigastralgia, Acute (Stomach Pain)

Facial Pain


Knee Pain

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Dental Pain

Post-operative Pain

Periarthritis of Shoulder

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sciatic Pain


Tennis Elbow


      2)  Other Conditions:  Adverse Reactions to Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy

Allergic Rhinitis (Including Hay Fever)

Depression (Including Depression following a Stroke)

Hypertension, Essential

Induction of Labour

Malposition of Fetus, Correction of

Morning Sickness

Nausea and Vomiting


In addition to the disorders listed above, acupuncture may be effective for a variety of other imbalances including fertility issues, sports injuries, insomnia, menopausal hot flashes, stress, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Most individuals who receive acupuncture treatments report a feeling of wellness, deep relaxation, and serenity..

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