Conditions Treated

Below is a list of some of the most popular conditions that people tend to seek out Acupuncture for.

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) provides further information on conditions treated with Traditional Acupuncture and Fact Sheets with evidence-based research from The Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARRC). Please visit their website for further information.

The ARRC provides a specialist resource for Acupuncture Research. The research Fact Sheets available on the BAcC website are produced to provide unbiased general information on a variety of conditions.

  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Cystitis
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility issues
  • Flu
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Hot flushes
  • Hypertension
  • Indigestion problems
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual problems
  • Migraine
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Palpitations
  • Panic attacks
  • Pelvic inflammation
  • PMT
  • Psoriasis
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Stiff neck
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow


Traditional Chinese Medicine regards the kidneys as the source of qi that is supplied to the entire body, but especially to the muscles of the lower back. As the kidneys and the related muscles of the lower back weaken, the muscles go into spasm. Fine needles will then be placed in the area that is painful along with points distal to the source of the pain. Many patients with lower back pain find that acupuncture treatment will help to break the pain cycle and allow them to reduce pain medications and participate more freely in daily activities. Lower Back pain in Chinese medicine includes any pain, aching, discomfort or weakness in one or both sides of the lower thoracic, lumbar, sacral or buttock areas.

Backaches are common among people and thanks to Chinese Medicine developing in this country people are coming to appreciate the advantages of having such treatment.

“I was suffering from excruciating back pain due to the nature of my work and I decided to try acupuncture, hoping this would bring some pain relief. I found Emma extremely professional and friendly and I was given a thorough consultation before receiving any treatment. I was pleasantly surprised that after a few treatments my pain had alleviated and after another few treatments my back was 90% better than previously. I would definitely recommend acupuncture treatment with Emma, I was very happy with the overall results and would certainly visit Emma’s clinic again if the need ever arises.” – Pete