Conditions Treated

What conditions can be treated with Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine) ?

Most patients come in with particular health problems. These can be diagnosed diseases like “chronic sinusitus” or “sciatica” or symptoms like a constant runny nose or back pain.

At Metro Health the kind of Chinese medicine we practice is essentially about mobilising your own bodies resources, then it has to do the rest from there. Herbs and acupuncture are about regulating homeostasis of the body – when it has a perfect functioning environment, it’s inhospitable to illness and disease.

The style of Chinese medicine that Marie practices  is about restoring function, giving herbs to restore your body’s balance. When this happens symptoms should start to shift.

So yes in a way we do “treat conditions” but it’s more like we treat people, no matter what your health complaint(s), symptoms are we will do our best to mobilise your body’s functioning so you have the best opportunity to be restored to health.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises several conditions, symptoms and/or diseases that can be treated with Acupuncture, however this list was published in 1979.

headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension,

stroke, some forms of deafness,

facial and inter-costal neuralgia,

trigeminal neuralgia,

some forms of paralysis,

sequelae of poliomyelitis,

peripheral neuropathy

Meniere’s disease.

Cardiovascular disorders (things like chest pain from angina, hypertension or high blood pressure)

bronchial asthma


acute tonsillitis



sore throat

common cold.

DENTAL PROBLEMS like  toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis.




spasms of the oesophagus

duodenal ulcers,

gastric hyperacidity,


paralytic ileus


nocturnal enuresis

neurogenic bladder dysfunction


simple cataracts,

myopia in children

central retinitis.



low back pain

cervicobrachial syndrome

‘frozen shoulder’

‘tennis elbow’

Please remember this list from the WHO was published in 1979. Since that time there has been a wide range of researching showing valid evidence based medicine (EBM) for acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine’s effectiveness to help in various other conditions. Please contact our clinic to find out how we can help you.

acupunctureOverall, it’s important to remember that Chinese Medicine (both herbs and acupuncture) is all about treatment of the individual, practitioners often do much more than treating one complaint or ailment. The holistic approach of Chinese medicine is it’s real treasure, which can’t be “proven” or shown effective by western scientific methods, since practitioners treat patients with the same complaint /disease/symptom so differently. If you unsure about whether Chinese Medicine can help you, just call or email to make your initial enquiry and we will put you in touch with a practitioner who can answer your individual questions.