In 2017, the Acupuncture Evidence Project was published discussing the use of acupuncture in the management of the symptoms of 46 conditions (McDonald & Janz, 2017). Robert commonly assists in the management of a large variety of these symptoms in his Essendon practice alongside his colleagues.

These symptoms vary from digestive symptoms to pain management. If you would like to know if acupuncture or another modality may be suitable for you, please feel free to contact Robert directly. 


If you are interested in making an appointment with Robert or would like to know if acupuncture may be of benefit to you, please feel free to contact Robert at the clinic on 03 9337 8572 or send him an email at



References & Further reading

Bazzan, A.J., Zabrecky, G., Monti, D.A., Newberg, A.B. (2014). Current evidence regarding the management of mood and anxiety disorders using complementary and alternative medicine. Expert Rev Neurother. 2014 Apr;14(4):411- 23.

Chan, Y.Y., Lo, W.Y., Yang, S.N., Chen, Y.H., Lin, J.G. (2015). The benefit of combined acupuncture and antidepressant medication for depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2015 May 1;176:106-17. 89.

Feng, S., Han, M., Fan, Y., Yang, G., Liao, Z., Liao, W., et al. (2015). Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(1):57-62.

Franco, J.V.A., Turk, T., Jung, J., Xiao, Y., Iakhno, S., Garrote, V. & Vietto, V. (2018). Non-pharmacological interventions for treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD012551. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012551.pub3

Genc, F., Tan, M. (2014). The effect of acupressure application on chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting, and anxiety in patients with breast cancer.” Palliat Support Care. 2014 Apr 30:1-10. 

Goyata, S.L., Avelino, C.C., Santos, S.V., Souza Junior, D.I., Gurgel, M.D., Terra, F.S. (2016). Effects from acupuncture in treating anxiety: integrative review. Rev Bras Enferm. 2016 Jun;69(3):602-9.

Hempel, S., Taylor, S.L., Solloway, M.R., Miake-Lye, I.M., Beroes, J.M., Shanman, R., et al. (2014). VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports. Evidence Map of Acupuncture. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; 2014.

Hempel, S., Taylor, S.L., Solloway, M.R., et al. (2014). Evidence Map of Acupuncture [Internet]. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2014 Jan. EVIDENCE MAP OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR WELLNESS. Available from:

Kim, B.H., Kim, M.H., Kang, S.H., Nam, H.J. (2018). Optimizing acupuncture treatment for dry eye syndrome: a systematic review. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2018;18:145. doi:10.1186/s12906-018-2202-0.

Leem, J. (2016). Acupuncture to treat hypertension: a recent systematic review and implications for subsequent research. Integrative Medicine Research. 2016;5(1):69-71. doi:10.1016/j.imr.2015.12.001.

Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, Fei Y, Mehring M, Vertosick EA., Vickers A, White AR. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD001218. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001218.pub3

Liu, L., Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Mabire, L., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Acupuncture for Low Back Pain: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM2015, 328196.

MacPherson, H., Tilbrook, H., Agbedjro, D., Buckley, H., Hewitt, C., Frost, C. (2016). Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: 2-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med. 2016 Mar 15. 

McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised Edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017.

Seidman, M.D., Gurgel, R.K., Lin, S.Y., Schwartz, S.R., Baroody, F.M., Bonner, J.R., et al. (2015). Clinical practice guideline: Allergic rhinitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(1 Suppl):S1-43.

Shergis, J.L., Ni, X., Jackson, M.L., Zhang, A.L., Guo, X., Li, Y., et al. (2016). A systematic review of acupuncture for sleep quality in people with insomnia. Complement Ther Med. 2016 Jun;26:11-20.

Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Foster NE, Sherman KJ, Witt CM, & Linde K. (2012). Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172, (19), 1444-1453. 

Vickers, A.J., & Linde, K. (2014). Acupuncture for chronic pain. JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association311(9), 955–956.

Yuan, Q.L, Wang, P., Liu, L., Sun, F., Cai, Y.S., Wu, W.T., Ye, M.L., Ma, J.T., Xu, B.B., & Zhang Y.G. (2016). Acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of sham controlled randomized clinical trials. Scientific Reports. 6. 

Zhang, R.Q., Tan, J., Li, F.Y., Ma, Y.H., Han, L.X., Yang, X.L. (2017). Acupuncture for the treatment of obesity in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Postgrad Med J. 2017 Dec;93(1106):743-751. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2017-134969. Epub 2017 Jul 8.

Zhao, K. (2013). Acupuncture for the treatment of insomnia. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2013;111:217-34