Top menu


Acupuncture is a complex medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well being. It originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and due to it’s proven effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world. It involves the insertion of extremely fine pre-sterilised needles at predetermined points on the body’s surface to restore health.

Acupuncture can be used alone or combined with Western Medicine or with other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) such as Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion (Heat Treatment), Qigong, (Theraputic Exercise) and Tui-na (Chinese massage)

The following are conditions for which the World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed Acupuncture to be an effective treatment.

Musclo-skeletal Disorders

  • Cervical Spondylitis, Torticollis, Rheumatiod Arthritis.
  • Stiff Neck and Shoulder Pain, Periarthritis Humeroscapularis, Frozen Shoulder.
  • Lumbar Pain, Vertebral Joint Syndrome, Degenerative Joint Disease, Intervertebral Disc Syndromes.
  • Bursitis and Tendonitis. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow, Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Coxarthrosis, Coxarthritis, Gonarthrosis, Pain in the Knee Joint. Joint Swelling.
  • Sprains, such as Acute and Chronic Lumbar Sprain, Soft Tissue Sprain, Muscle Strain.
  • Motor Impairment and Muscular Atrophy or Numbness.
  • Various Sports Injuries.

Mental Disturbances and Illnesses

  • Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Exhaustion Conditions, Agitation, Poor Memory.
  • Apoplexy, Hysteria.
  • Sleep Disturbances (Insomnia, Lethargy).
  • Drug, Alcohol, and Nicotine Addition.
  • Overweight, Weight Loss.

Urological Disorders

  • Pyelonephritis, Urinary Infections, Chronic Glomerulonephritis.
  • Psychogenic Urological Symptoms.
  • Enuresis, Dysuria, Retention of Urine and Stranguria.

Skin Disorders

  • Acne Vulgaris, Leg Ulcers, Deficient Wound Healing, Eczema, Neurodermatitis, Psoriasis, Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster, Urticaria.

Respiratory Disorders

  • Common Cold and Flu, Sore Throat, Cough, Sinusitis.
  • Chronic Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma, Painful Respiration.
  • Hay Fever.
  • Chronic Simple Pharyngitis.
  • Nosebleed

Cardiovascular Disorders

  • Coronary Heart Disease with Angina Pectoris, Cardiac Pain, Cardiac Neurosis, Palpitation.
  • Exhaustion Conditions in Heart Disease.
  • Hypertension, Hypotension.
  • Disturbances of Peripheral Blood Supply.

Neurological Disorders

  • Headache and Migraine, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Intercostal Neuralgia, Occipital, Brachial Neuralgia.
  • Multiple Neuritis, Sciatica, Neurasthenia, Peripheral Nerve Damage.
  • Hemiparesis, Facial Paresis, Cerebral Palsy.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Motion Sickness.

Male Disorders

  • Impotence, Premature Ejaculation, Nocturnal Emission.
  • Infertility.
  • Penile Pain.
  • Prostatitis.

Acute Disorders and Emergencies

  • Fainting, Collapse, Epileptic Fits, Grand Mal, Acutely Painful Conditions.

Gastroenterological Disorders

  • Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers, Nausea, Vomiting, Jaundice, Poor Appetite and Anorexia, Hemorrhoids, Hematochezia and Hematermesis.
  • Abdominal distention, Borborygmus and Hiccups, Hypoglycemia, Hepatitis, Edema.
  • Cholangitis, Cholecystitis, Biliary Dyskinesia, Biliary Colic.
  • Diarrhea, Dysentery and Indigestion, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Disease (Colitis).
  • Prolapse of Rectum, Hernias.
  • Diabetes.

Gynecological Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Vaginitis, Pruritus Valvae.
  • Problems related to Pregnancy: Morning sickness, Back Pain, Threatened Miscarriage, Insomnia, Hypertension, Malposition of Foetus, Induction to Labour, Postnatally, Post-Natal Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue, Urinary Incontinence, Insufficient Lactation, Prolapse of Uterus.
  • Climacteric Syndrome.
  • Pain Caused by Gynecological Tumors.

Disorders of the Sense Organs

  • Deafness, Tinnitus and Earaches, Meniere’s Syndrome, Dizziness, Motion Sickness, Labyrinthitis.
  • Chronic and Acute Conjunctivitis, Visual Deficiency.
  • Chronic Simple Rhinitis, Allergic Rhinitis.

Anxiety and acupuncture

  • World Health Organization

    WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

    It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

    In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

  • Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance Cover
    Members of the ACI are approved by Aviva, VHI, Laya Healthcare and HSA for Out-Patient insurance purposes.