The World Health Organisation has compiled a research-based list of conditions where acupuncture has been proven an effective treatment.
Many people are able to receive assistance for acupuncture from their medical insurance company. Others are recommended acupuncture by their general practitioner or via the pain relief clinic.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for:
- Many types of pain (including post-operative, back and dental pain)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
For women, it is also evidenced to treat:
It is considered therapeutically effective for abdominal pain, addictions (including to opiates and alcohol), cancer pain, bronchial asthma, fibromyalgia, male sexual dysfunction, cancer pain and acne.
The conditions mentioned above are only some of those that have been considered effective by WHO. For a full list please see here: World Health Organisation.
At the Alma Vale Centre, our acupuncturists are specialists in Women’s Health. From birth to menopause, they offer a wide range of expertise for all areas of women’s health. Please visit our women’s health section for more information.
Visit the following conditions pages for more information: