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Health issues

There is evidence that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a wide range of health issues.

The list of conditions below is summarised from an extensive review of scientific research conducted in 2017.

The review was commissioned by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), the peak professional organisation in Australia for acupuncturists

  • Low back pain (acute & chronic)
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • TMJ pain (Temporomandibular pain)
  • Elbow pain
  • Knee arthritis (osteo)
  • Plantar fasciitis (Plantar heel pain)
  • Headache (tension-type & chronic)
  • Migraine prevention
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Prostatitis pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Postoperative pain

 

  • Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Labour pain

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Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment.

There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult Amanda about how acupuncture may be able to help you.

Read more about acupuncture for IVF and fertility.

  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Perimenopausal & postmenopausal insomnia

  • Anxiety
  • Hay fever
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Nausea and vomiting (postoperative & chemotherapy-induced)
  • Constipation
  • Depression (with antidepressants)
  • Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)
  • Hypertension (with medication)
  • Asthma in adults
  • Obesity
  • Dry eye
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Acute stroke
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Post-stroke insomnia
  • Post-stroke spasticity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophrenia (with antipsychotics)
  • Recovery after colorectal cancer resection
  • Modulating sensory perception thresholds
  • Aromatase-inhibitor-induced arthralgia
  • Ambulatory anaesthesia
  • Craniotomy anaesthesia

If your health issue is not listed here, please contact Amanda to talk about it.

In her many years of clinical experience, Amanda has worked with patients suffering from a wide range of other conditions.