CONDITIONS TREATED:

The following list of conditions is by no means exhaustive. Acupuncture has been used for centuries throughout Asia to treat many other conditions effectively. For an expanded list, please visit www.longevity-center.com/world_health_organization.html

  1. Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
    Toothache, earache, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, ulcers, etc
  2. Respiratory Disorders
    Cold & flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, etc
  3. Gastrointestinal Disorders
    Food allergy, nausea, indigestion, anemia, IBS, constipation, ulcers, colitis, haemorrhoids, weight control, etc
  4. Circulatory Disorders
    Hypertension, hypotension, palpitations, dizziness/ vertigo, varicose veins, etc
  5. Urogenital Disorders
    Cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, etc
  6. Gynaecological Disorders
    Menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, sexual difficulties, IVF/ICSI prep / enhancement, miscarriage prevention, pregnancy issues, post natal care, menopausal syndrome, etc
  7. Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Tennis /golfer’s elbow, shoulder pain / frozen, TMJ, sciatica, back pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc
  8. Psycho emotional & Neurological Disorders
    Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, post-stroke, tinnitus, Bell’s Palsy, etc. Addictions – Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol.
  9. Cancer & Chemotherapy Recovery

    Nausea, vomiting, insomnia, pain, poor appetite, fatigue, constipation, loose stools, headache, stiffness, ease stress / worry, help relax, etc

  10. Stroke Rehabilitation
    Chinese clinical experience over the past 30 yrs demonstrates Scalp-Acupuncture (see also: Acupuncture / Services Offered / Scalp Acupuncture section) treatments can re-establish sensory and motor abilities significantly in stroke patients with hemiplegia. When used in conjunction with conventional therapies it ensures a more comprehensive and quicker recovery rate.

    For best results, the treatment should begin as soon as the patient has been stabilised, successful outcomes diminish if treatment hasn’t commenced within three months following the stroke.

    Because weakened stroke patients cannot tolerate strong acupuncture stimulation, treatment strength must be regulated to suit the individual’s constitution, improving gradually new patterns of sensation. Consequently, initially many treatments may be required, generally two to three treatments per week. Occasionally, there can be up to one treatment per day depending on how aggressive the approach required becomes.

    Needle retention for up to 8 hours improves results. The patient can do exercise; receive Physio and Occupational therapy treatments with the advantage of improved cortical circulation during therapy. Combining scalp and body acupuncture enhances effect, reinforcing brain/limb communication.

Precaution:
Contraindicated in acute stroke with cerebral haemorrhage, coma, fever, or hypertension - until the patient is stable. Risk of infection with retained needles cannot be overlooked.

Research:

  • Published studies from Scandinavia’s Lund University Hospital, Sweden, involving 78 patients with severe hemiparesis (paralysis of one side of the body) within 10 days of stroke onset indicate that patients treated with acupuncture recovered faster and to greater extent than the control group, with significant differences in balance, mobility, quality of life index, and fewer days spent in hospitals or nursing homes.
  • The American society of Neurorehabilitation in a 2004 study suggested that ‘acupuncture provides “statistically significant” benefits in physical functioning and recovery when used as an adjunct to conventional stroke rehabilitation measures’.