How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles into specific sites, i.e. acupuncture points.


What are the benefits of acupuncture?

It focuses on drug-free pain relief.

It can be effective in the treatment of acute and chronic ailments (see the Acupuncture Evidence Project).

It addresses the underlying issues as well as the presenting symptoms.

It assists in the prevention against disease and the maintenance of general well-being.

Is there any evidence that acupuncture works?

The Acupuncture Evidence Project was published in 2017 and it found acupuncture to be effective for the following conditions:

allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal)

knee osteoarthritis

chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics)

migraine prophylaxis

chronic low back pain

postoperative nausea & vomiting

headache (tension-type and chronic)

postoperative pain

acute low back pain

acute stroke

neck pain



peri-menopausal and
postmenopausal insomnia

asthma in adults

post-traumatic stress disorder


hypertension (with medication)

irritable bowel syndrome 

menopausal hot flushes

Oyster Shells & Dragon Bone
Chinese Medicine

Dr Leela Klein (TCM)
M: 0421 283 442

[email protected]

AHPRA: CMR0002167604
AACMA: 3510

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