What Is Chinese Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles which have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin.

According to Traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of chi through channels known as meridians.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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What Can Chinese Acupuncture Help With?

Strong Evidence

  • Allergic Rhinitis (perennial & seasonal)
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics)
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Headache (tension-type and chronic)
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Migraine prophylaxis
  • Postoperative nausea & vomiting
  • Postoperative pain

Moderate Evidence

  • Acute low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety
  • Perimenopausal & postmenopausal insomnia
  • Plantar heel pain
  • Asthma in adults
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Depression
  • Shoulder pain
  • Labour pain
  • Lateral elbow pain
  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)

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