Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of relieving pain and treating a variety of diseases by inserting needles into specific places on the body.

The insertion of the needles is said to restore balance between two principal forces of nature Yin and Yang.  Acupuncturists believe disease and pain occur as a result of imbalance between these two forces.

The origins of acupuncture in China can be traced back at least two thousand years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. Today, Acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.

Acupuncture may be used alone or in combination with Western medicine or Chinese Herbal Preparations. It is most often used to relieve pain resulting from chronic illness and sever injury.

Scientists have determined that Acupuncture triggers signals in the nervous system to adjust the activities of the body’s internal organs and to change the pain signals sent to the brain.  Researchers have shown that Acupuncture increases the brain’s production of natural painkillers called Endorphins. These substances are morphine like chemicals that influence the body’s perception of pain.

Acupuncture is known to treat a wide range of illnesses including the following below

  • Neurological Conditions

    • Headaches and Migraines

    • Difficulty Sleeping

    • Nervous Tension

    • Stroke

    • Some forms of deafness

    • Noises in the ears

    • Some forms of paralysis

    • Dizziness
  • Cardiovascular Conditions

    • High or Low Blood Pressure

    • Fluid Retention

    • Chest Pain

    • Poor Circulation

    • Muscle Cramps
  • Respiratory Conditions

    • Asthma

    • Acute and Chronic Bronchitis

    • Hay Fever

    • Chronic Cough

    • Influenza

    • Common Cold
  • Digestive System Disorders

    • Toothache, Gingivitis, Mouth Ulcers

    • Hiccough

    • Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers

    • Heartburn

    • Flatulence

    • Diarrhea

    • Constipation

    • Haemorrhoids

    • Liver and Gall Bladder Disorders

    • Weight Control
  • Urogenital Disorders

    • Low Sexual vitality

    • Urinary Retention

    • Kidney Disorders

    • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
  • Gynaecological and Obstetric Disorders

    • Premenstrual tension

    • Painful, heavy or irregular periods

    • Hormonal Disturbances

    • Disorders associated with Menopause

    • Difficulty with Conception

    • Morning sickness
  • Skin Conditions

    • Eczema

    • Dermatitis

    • Psoriasis

    • Nerve rash

    • Herpes zoster

    • Acne

    • Scar tissue

    • Hair loss

    • Dandruff
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

    • Weak back

    • Low back pain

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Gout

    • Shoulder and neck pain

    • ‘Frozen Shoulder’ and ‘tennis elbow’
  • Sporting Injuries

    • Sprained Ankles and Knees

    • Cartilage problems

    • Corking and tearing of muscles

    • Torn ligaments

    • Bruises
  • Psychological Conditions

    • Depression

    • Phobias

    • Emotional disturbances

    • Anxiety

    • Nervousness

    • Addictions such as smoking