Conditions Acupuncture Can Help

What are the conditions commonly seen at the Australian Acupuncture Centre?

This is a very important question and one that will help you to decide if the Australian Acupuncture Centre is the right place for you.

Please have a look at our acupuncture video gallery and then scan the information below. If you spot your particular problem or something like it, then we might be a good match for each other. If you are uncertain or you want to know more, contact us to discuss your needs. If you like what you see and think we can help , you can book an appointment here.

Continue to read more about conditions that can be treated below.

AAC Acupuncture Video Gallery

What does the evidence say about the effectiveness of acupuncture?

A recently published review says that there are 117 conditions in which there is evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture (see below). As you would expect, some conditions have stronger evidence then others. The review also found that acupuncture is safe in the hands of a well-trained practitioner and that acupuncture is cost effective for a number of conditions.

Pease note: all acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners at the Australian Acupuncture Centre are well-trained. We are registered with AHPRA (the government body overseeing health professionals in Australia) and represent the gold standard in needling and Chinese herbal medicine therapies in this country. Our senior acupuncturist, Paul Mcleod has more than 22 years clinical experience in acupuncture and Chinese medicine and leads an enthusiastic team of highly trained health professionals.

Conditions commonly seen at the Australian Acupuncture Centre include:

At the Australian Acupuncture Centre, our senior clinician has more than 22 years clinical experience providing people with high quality acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment. Over this time Paul and his team have accrued a significant amount of experience helping people with the following conditions:

Combat & contact sports injuries, e.g. blunt force trauma recovery, bruising, corks, blood stasis in the head and neck from blunt force trauma presenting as dizziness, confusion, difficulty making decisions, neck pain and stiffness, headaches

Repetitive strains and sprains, shin splints, joint injuries; injury prevention and intra-session recovery; pain management; pre-op preparation and post-op recovery treatments

Digestive complaints, e.g. GORD (Gastro-Oesophageal reflux disease), gastric & duodenal ulcers; heartburn; oesophageal spasms, colitis; IBS, diarrhoea; constipation; liver & gall bladder disorders

Respiratory conditions, e.g. asthma, bronchitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, chronic cough; common cold

Musculoskeletal disorders, e.g. sciatica; acute and Chronic low back pain; neck pain; frozen shoulder; tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, TMJ, planta fasciitis, restless legs syndrome

Urogenital disorders, e.g. cystitis; prostatitis; low sexual vitality; kidney disorders

Gynaecological & obstetric disorders, e.g. PMT; menstruation pain; menopausal flushes, conception difficulties; IVF support; morning sickness, lower back pain,  post partum complications such as depression and poor milk flow

Neurological conditions, e.g. headaches; nervous tension; stroke; facial & inter-costal neuralgia; trigeminal neuralgia; dizziness; Meniere’s disease, side effects of stroke

Psychosomatic conditions, e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD


Conditions with strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture include:

  • Migraine prophylaxis (prevention)
  • Headache (including tension and chronic types)
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
  • Post-operative nausea and vomiting
  • Post-operative pain

Conditions with moderate evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture include:

  • Acute low back pain
  • Acute stroke
  • Ambulatory anaesthesia
  • Anxiety
  • Aromatase-inhibitor-induced arthralgia
  • Asthma in adults
  • Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Cancer pain
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Craniotomy anaesthesia
  • Depression (with antidepressants)
  • Dry eye
  • Hypertension (with medication)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Labour pain – Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)
  • Lateral elbow pain
  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Modulating sensory perception thresholds
  • Neck pain
  • Obesity
  • Peri-menopausal & post-menopausal insomnia
  • Plantar heel pain
  • Post-stroke insomnia
  • Post-stroke shoulder pain
  • Post-stroke spasticity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Prostatitis pain/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Recovery after colorectal cancer resection
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Schizophrenia (with antipsychotics)
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome (early stage) (with exercise)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Temporomandibular pain


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Shop 3 / 153 Shannon Ave, Manifold Heights, VIC 3218

Open 6 days a week with hours to suit you

 03 5298 1213