Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Conditions treated with Acupuncture

Conditions relieved with Acupuncture

While there is a strong history of reported benefits in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and our present-day clinical experience supports this, it is great to know that current Evidence-based Medicine has also proven the effectiveness of many of the well-known traditional benefits of Acupuncture. Our Acupuncturists at Vibe stay well informed of the latest research and how it applies to their practice.

Australia’s National Law requires that claims of efficacy of treatment must be made with reference to high level scientific evidence. Traditionally acupuncture has been used to assist a wide variety of conditions however not all have evidence of efficacy. The following conditions listed range from strong evidence to inconclusive evidence. For full explanation of the studies, please view the Acupuncture Evidence Project. Further conditions may have a potential benefit using acupuncture and Chinese medicine, but present-day western scientific evidence has not yet been established.

Recent studies have found evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 conditions, with stronger evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness in some conditions over others.

Strong evidence for health issues that our Acupuncturist may assist you with:

  • Chronic pain, general pain
  • Insomnia
  • Headache (tension-type and chronic)
  • Migraine and migraine prophylaxis (when used with routine care)
  • Allergic rhinitis (perennial and seasonal)
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) (with anti-emetics)
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Obesity
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Migraine prevention
  • Postoperative nausea & vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
  • Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy

Health issues that acupuncture is possibly effective for, our patients see us for a range of issues including:

Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Osteoarthritic pain
  • Ankle sprain
  • Lateral elbow pain
  • Modulating sensory perception thresholds
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar heel pain
  • Post-stroke shoulder pain and Post-stroke spasticity
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome (early stage) (with exercise),
  • Shoulder pain
  • Temporomandibular pain
  • Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Acute low back pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Acupuncture for Gynaecology and Fertility support

  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Perimenopausal and postmenopausal insomnia
  • Dysmenorrhoea

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Post-natal care

  • Labour pain
  • Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy pain
  • Complementary in IVF and assisted reproductive technology

Acupuncture for Men’s health

  • Prostatitis pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation

Acupuncture for Respiratory Conditions

  • Asthma in adults
  • Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)

Acupuncture for Neurological conditions

  • Post-stroke insomnia
  • Post-stroke shoulder pain
  • Post-stroke spasticity
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Acupuncture in Cardiovascular Health

  • Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)
  • Hypertension (with medication)
  • Acute stroke
  • Post-stroke insomnia
  • Post-stroke shoulder pain
  • Post-stroke spasticity
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Acupuncture in Mental Health

  • Anxiety
  • Depression (with antidepressants)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia (with antipsychotics)
  • Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)

Supporting cancer treatment and recovery

  • Recovery after colorectal cancer resection
  • Cancer pain
  • Cancer-related fatigue

Acupuncture for Post-surgical recovery

  • Craniotomy anaesthesia
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Acupuncture in Emergency Department

Acupuncture for Skin conditions

  • Eczema, dermatitis, acne.
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis vulgaris