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Acupuncture and my Journey


I became interested in acupuncture in the year 2000.  It started as a hobby that I did along side of my MBA studies and a massage degree.  It was not until later that year that I met a Professor who is the foremost Acupuncture Meridian Therapist in Taiwan, who later became my teacher the following years to come.  However, it was not until I moved to China that my clinal acupuncture skills became to flourish and take a stronger root. During my career as a doctor and a seeker of this immense knowledge, I have had the privilege to be trained by some of the best practitioners in the world.  

Part of my clinical practice specialises in treating patients with 'impossible or hard to treat' diseases deemed by western medicine doctors and various psychological disorders using solely acupuncture in most cases and in others, a sporadical use of herbal remedies.  The advantage and disadvantage of working as a TCM doctor in China is that you get to see 40-50+ patients in a matter of 4 hours of clinical allocations.  This meant that I have had the opportunity to work on various illnesses from something as common as joint/musculoskeletal problems, dermatological and digestive problems to less common illnesses like sarcoidosis, Reynor's Syndrome or Stroke Recovery.


Much of my passion for acupuncture stems from witnessing the improvements and in most cases, full recoveries in the patients and the curiosity aroused by the pursuit of this immense wealth of ancient knowledge.   


The word 'doctor' is originally an agentive noun of the Latin verb docēre [dɔˈkeːrɛ] 'to teach.'  In order 'to teach' successfully, one must constantly strive for further attainment into his art, so that there is an ever-exuberant source of knowledge and insight to be shared.  Thus I welcome you to join me on this journey of the discovery of health and taking charge of your own well-being.


More about Acupuncture


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment designed to heal the body or relieve pain...


The treatment uses needle techniques, moxibustion and cupping in conjunction with Traditional Chinese Medicine’s understanding of meridians and acupoints, their location and function.


Acupuncture concentrates on meridian points in the body to improve the flow of Qi (energy) and Xue (blood), which in turn has a result on the body’s organs as well as the mental and emotional state. 


In 2003 World Health Organization (WHO) published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred indications were discussed and divided into groups concerning the strength of existing evidence.



According to the WHO, the following diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:


  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Biliary colic

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Headache

  • Hypertension, essential

  • Hypotension, primary

  • Induction of labour

  • Knee pain

  • Leukopenia

  • Low back pain

  • Malposition of fetus, correction of

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Renal colic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Stroke

  • Tennis elbow  


Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:


  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

  • Acne vulgaris

  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification

  • Bell’s palsy

  • Bronchial asthma

  • Cancer pain

  • Cardiac neurosis

  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation

  • Cholelithiasis

  • Competition stress syndrome

  • Craniocerebral injury, closed

  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

  • Earache

  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever

  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)

  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection

  • Female infertility

  • Facial spasm

  • Female urethral syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Gastrokinetic disturbance

  • Gouty arthritis

  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status

  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)

  • Hyperlipaemia

  • Hypo-ovarianism

  • Insomnia

  • Labour pain

  • Lactation, deficiency

  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic

  • Ménière disease

  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic

  • Neurodermatitis

  • Obesity

  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain due to endoscopic examination

  • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)

  • Postextubation in children

  • Postoperative convalescence

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Prostatitis, chronic

  • Pruritus

  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome

  • Raynaud syndrome, primary

  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

  • Retention of urine, traumatic

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sialism, drug-induced

  • Sjögren syndrome

  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

  • Spine pain, acute

  • Stiff neck

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Tietze syndrome

  • Tobacco dependence

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

  • Urolithiasis

  • Vascular dementia

  • Whooping cough (pertussis)


Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult:


  • Chloasma

  • Choroidopathy, central serous

  • Colour blindness

  • Deafness

  • Hypophrenia

  • Irritable colon syndrome

  • Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury

  • Pulmonary heart disease, chronic

  • Small airway obstruction


For more information, or to chat about your whether your health condition is suitable for acupuncture treatments, please feel free to contact Dr Jeff on  



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