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Conditions Treated

Below are some of the most common conditions that I see in my clinic. If your health concern does not appear in this list, please feel free to call me for a no-cost phone consultation.

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis, tendonitis, & joint pain
  • Asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Auto injuries
  • Bladder and kidney infections
  • Bowel problems (diarrhea, gas, constipation, IBS, IBD)
  • Cancer (supportive care)
  • CandidiasisCardiac palpitations (irregular heartbeat)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Common cold & influenza (both respiratory and GI-related)
  • Degenerative disk disorders
  • Depression
  • Diet, nutrition, & weight control
  • EndometriosisFibromyalgia
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Indigestion and acid reflux
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular menses and amenorrhea
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding)
  • Menstrual irregularity and amenorrhea
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nausea (from pregnancy, cancer treatment, etc.)
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Pain (other kinds)
  • PMS
  • Postpartum difficulties
  • Postsurgical recovery
  • Prostate problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress syndromes
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
  • Uterine fibroids

The World Health Organization (WHO) Opinion on Acupuncture

In the hands of a well-trained practitioner, acupuncture has much broader applications beyond pain relief. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses, including:

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common cold and flu
  • Acute tonsillitis

Respiratory System

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma (Most effective in children and uncomplicated conditions treated.)

Eye Disorders

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central Retinitis Myopia (in children)
  • Cataracts (without complications)

Mouth Disorders

  • Toothache
  • Post extraction pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasms of esophagus
  • HiccoughGastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • ConstipationDiarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus

Neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders

  • Headache and migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgias
  • Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within 3-6 months)
  • Pareses following a stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within 6 months)
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back and knee pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sports injuries and pains

Reproductive and Gynecological Conditions

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
  • Spotting and excessive bleeding
  • Amenorrhea (loss of menstrual period)
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Incontinence
  • Prostatis

Mental and Emotional Problems

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

 The World Health Organization Interregional Seminar compiled the above list of illnesses that could benefit from acupuncture treatment. The list is only a partial list and is based on clinical experience, not necessarily on controlled clinical research. The inclusion of specific diseases is not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture's efficacy in treatment, as all conditions treated can vary in severity and response.

Conditions Treated - Karla Hale - Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, NZ

Rotorua Office / 021 0265 8466
Mt Maunganui Office / 07 572 0670