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The World Health Organization WHO identifies a large number of diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved, through controlled trials, to be effective or helpful. Below is NOT a complete list:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Constipation and diarrhea

  • Diabetes

  • Dysmenorrhoea

  • Epigastralgia

  • Facial paralysis

  • Facial rejuvenation

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Headache and migraine

  • Hypertension and hypotension

  • Induction of labour

  • IBS

  • Infertility

  • Insomnia

  • Knee pain, shoulder pain and other joint pain

  • Low back pain

  • Low libido

  • Malposition of fetus

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • PMS

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

  • Sciatica pain

  • Shingles

  • Sprain

  • Stroke recovery

  • Tennis elbow 

Besides acupuncture treatment, there are other TCM modalities used in the clinic catering to various conditions.

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In clinic, there are different needling methods that an acupuncturist can choose from. The more traditional ones include filiform needle, three-edge needle and plum-blossom needle; the more modern ones include electro-acupuncture, scalp and auricular acupuncture etc.


Typically the filiform needles are the most widely-used method.

Filiform needles come in different gauges. Upon a full body assessment by using Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic methods, the acupuncturist decides which needle, where and how to insert it . The insertion point is to be swabbed with 70% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol, according to the CTCMPAO's safety program. Only single-use pre-sterilized disposable needles are used.

Acupuncture stimulates Qi energy and activates the body's ability to heal itself. The local area where the needle insertion is may feel aching, sore, numbness, pressure, heaviness etc., this sensation can last after the needles is removed after the treatment session. Your acupuncturist will explain everything in details and obtain your informed consent before starting the treatment session.

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