Treatable Conditions

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture can treat a wide variety of health conditions. Whilst there is no finite list of treatable conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised over 40 common medical conditions that can be effectively treated with acupuncture.

The following compilation includes these (in bold) headaches/migraines, digestive problems, back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow which scientific research and clinical experience have shown acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine to be effective.

If your condition does not appear on the list below, please contact Kirk to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Headaches; migraines; difficulty sleeping; nervous tension; stroke; some forms of deafness; facial and inter-costal neuralgia; trigeminal neuralgia; some forms of paralysis; sequalae of poliomyelitis; peripheral neuropathy; noise in the ears; dizziness; Menieres disease.



High or low blood pressure; fluid retention; chest pain; angina pectoris; poor circulation; cold hands and feet; muscle cramps.



Bronchial asthma; acute and chronic bronchitis; acute tonsillitis; rhinitis; sinusitis; hay fever; chronic cough; laryngitis; sore throat; influenza and the common cold.



Toothache; post-extraction pain; gingivitis; mouth ulcers; hiccough; spasms of the oesophagus; gastric and duodenal ulcers; gastric hyperacidity; gastritis; heartburn; hiatus hernia syndrome; flatulence; paralytic ileus; colitis; diarrhoea; constipation; irritable bowl syndrome; haemorrhoids; liver and gall bladder disorders; loss of appetite; weight control.



Cystitis; prostatitis; orchitis; low sexual vitality; impotence; urinary retention; urinary tract infection; kidney disorders; nocturnal enuresis; neurogenic bladder dysfunction.



Infertility, premenstrual tension; painful, heavy, irregular or absence of periods; abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge; hormonal disturbances; disorders associated with menopause; prolapse of the uterus or bladder; difficulty with conception; morning sickness.



Eczema; dermatitis; psoriasis’ nerve rash; herpes zoster; scar tissue and resultant adhesions; hair loss; dandruff.



Visual disorders; red, sore, itchy or watery eyes; conjunctivitis; simple cataracts; myopia in children; central retinitis.



Osteoarthritis; sciatica; lumbago; lower back pain; weak back; rheumatoid arthritis; rheumatism; fibromyalgia; gout; tenosynovitis; shoulder and neck pain; cervicobrachial syndrome; “frozen shoulder” and “tennis elbow”.



Sprained ankles and knees; cartilage problems; corking and tearing of muscles; torn ligaments; bruises.



Depression; phobias; emotional disturbances; anxiety; nervousness; addictions such as smoking.