Because Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a complete health care system, there is very little that does not benefit from a course of acupuncture, herbal medicine or a combination of both. Very often it is possible to combine the best of both East and West and use the acupuncture or Chinese Herbs in association with treatment provided by a GP or other health care provider.

The following list is based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation.

Musculo-skeletal - lower back pain, joint sprains, muscle strain, sciatica, arthritis, sporting injuries, sports performance or enhancement.

Respiratory conditions - sinus problems, hay fever, common cold or flu, asthma, bronchitis.

Gastrointestinal disorders - constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, haemorrhoids, heartburn and reflux.

Cardiovascular - angina, palpitations, high or low blood pressure.

Womens' Health - irregular or painful periods, some fertility disorders, premenstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms.

Pregnancy - morning sickness, breech baby, heartburn, elevated blood pressure, oedema, lower back pain, preparation for labour.

Mens' Health - some fertility disorders, prostate problems, erectile dysfunction

Neurological - headaches including migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, shingles, meniere’s disease, tinnitus, Bell’s palsy, post-stroke syndrome, insomnia, excessive dreaming.

Metabolic disorders - chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, hormonal irregularities

Urological disorders - urinary tract infections, nocturia, bed wetting

Psychological disorders - post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, smoking/drug addiction.

Skin disorders - acne, psoriasis, eczema, scarring