How can acupuncture help me?

Published on 27 October 2022 at 21:07

Acupuncture has it's roots in ancient China, where it was used as a health system to help treat both acute and chronic disease and injury. It has been in use in various forms for thousands of years, across Asia and is recommended by the World Health Organisation as a treatment for over 100 conditions.


Acupuncture Treatment Needles

Acupuncture is a holistic and drug-free alternative to allopathic medicine. It involves the insertion of very fine (the width of a hair), single use needles into predetermined acupuncture points along channels of the body. These channels are can be described as neuropathic pathways, which send signals to the brain to increase Qi and Blood flow to a particular area of the body. Both Qi and Blood provide nutrients to the affected area, stimulating the body to heal itself. In the process, the body's natural, pain killing chemicals are also released, relieving pain, which in and of itself can contribute to overall ill-health.

The effect of acupuncture is cumulative, each treatment builds upon the last, meaning that after a number of treatments, the symptoms of the condition can resolve. Unlike allopathic treatments such as pain-killers, which wear off and benefits can be transitory, the healing effect of acupuncture is much more long-term.

What Conditions does Acupuncture Treat?


Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture is very effective for pain relief and I treat a lot of pain-related conditions in the clinic. As long as there are no serious or structural issues presenting, acupuncture can help resolve both acute and long-term injury and pain. This often helps avoid invasive and unnecessary procedures, that may take a long time to heal. Some of the pain conditions I see and treat in the clinic are as follows:

  • Headaches, including cluster headaches, migraine, including migraine associated with pre-menstrual tension, tension headache, sinus headache, menstrual headache;

  • Facial pain, such as Trigeminal Neuralgia;

  • Head and neck pain;

  • Shoulder pain, including acute and chronic frozen shoulder;

  • Tennis Elbow;

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;

  • Dequervain Synovitis

  • Mid-back pain;

  • Rib and inter costal pain;

  • Hernia pain;

  • Low back pain, including sciatica;

  • Knee pain;

  • Peripheral neuropathy (hands and feet), presenting as pain;

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Fibromyalgia;

  • Arthritic pain in the joints

  • Pain associated with gout

Acupuncture is very good at treating lots of different types of pain, as long as any potential serious conditions have been ruled out.


Acupuncture for Internal Conditions

Similarly, acupuncture can be used as a treatment for many internal, chronic conditions, that perhaps do not respond to allopathic treatment. At the first consultation, I will take a full history and use tools like tongue and pulse diagnosis to pinpoint what is going on for you from a Chinese Medicine perspective. This enables me to use acupuncture, diet and nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to treat your condition, giving you the time and space to not only heal in the clinic, but take your health into your own hands and make changes at home. This gives you the best opportunity to allow yourself to heal and empowers you with the knowledge to care for your health into the future.

Some of the internal conditions I see in the clinic are as follows:

  • Stress, irritability, anger;

  • Anxiety, depression, nervous disorders;

  • Insomnia, sleep disruption, poor quality sleep;

  • Digestive disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome, bloating;

  • Metabolic disorders, including excess weight, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, gout;

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome; symptoms associated with long covid;

  • Gynecological disorders, menstrual pain, Pre-menstrual tension, symptoms associated with menopause;

  • Sinusitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis;

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever);

  • Raynaud syndrome;

  • Bells Palsy;

  • Relief of symptoms associated with cancer treatments.

Next Steps

While it can be tempting to try to learn to live with a chronic condition or chronic pain, there are other options available. Sometimes you just need to take the first step.

If you would like to find out if acupuncture can help you, or if you simply want to see if this is the right treatment for you, please contact me and I would be happy to talk to you. You can call me on: 087 4690565 or e-mail me at: 


Further details about me and treatments I provide are available on my website: 


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Debbie Morris
10 months ago

Hi I am looking for some information i have a frozen right shoulder planters fascists on right foot i also have a problem with my ear
I am just wondering if you voul help thanks I look forward to hearing from you

Wellpoint Acupuncture
10 months ago

Hi Debbie, Thank you for your query. I have just e-mailed you about it. Kind regards Dawn

Rafael Roveda
6 months ago

Hi there,

I have Bell’s palsy in the left side of my face and would like to know if you have a treatment that can help with that?

Wellpoint Acupuncture
6 months ago

Hi Rafael, many thanks for you comment. I have just responded to you by email. Kind regards Dawn

Finbarr James O’Hagan
5 months ago

Hello Dawn.
I’m a Type 1 Diabetic for over 10 years. On Insulin Pens and Metamorphin tablets. But lately I’ve been suffering with pain in my feet tingling and numbness. I have researched it with my Wife Sharon, who is a Levet 6 in Homecare help. And we think it’s Diabetic Neuropathy, as I have all the symptoms.
Would it be possible to set up an appointment with you in the future.
Kind Rgds,
Finbarr James O’Hagan.