Conditions

The Acupuncture Evidence Project shows that there is strong evidence for acupuncture in the treatment of:

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

 

 

It also shows that there is moderate evidence for acupuncture in the treatment of:

  • Acute low back pain
  • Anxiety
  • Aromatase-Inhibitor-Induced Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Asthma in adults
  • Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Cancer pain
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Depression (with antidepressants)
  • Dry eye
  • Hypertension (with medication)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Labour pain
  • Lateral elbow pain (tennis elbow)
  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Neck pain
  • Obesity
  • Perimenopausal & Postmenopausal insomnia
  • Plantar heel pain
  • Post-stroke Insomnia
  • Post-stroke Shoulder pain
  • Post-stroke spasticity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Prostatitis pain/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome (early stage with exercise)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Temporomandibular pain

McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised Edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017. http://www.acupuncture.org.au/

 

At Equilibrium Acupuncture we have a particular interest in treating the conditions below. 

  • Pregnancy Support
  • IVF Support
  • Women's Health
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
  • Mental and Emotional Health