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Anna is a registered, qualified and experienced practitioner based in Hobart Tasmania.

Golden Lotus Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Natural Science for Complex Health  Conditions

What's the problem?
What's the problem?

Anna is a caring practitioner who works with you to help you achieve your health goals. She focuses on empirical & research-based approaches to ensure you receive the best care possible.

Why Anna Helms?
Why Anna Helms?

Your practitioner Anna Helms is very caring, fully registered, qualified and experienced. Her practice has taken her to Nepal, the NT and now settling into Hobart in beautiful Tasmania.

What To Expect
What To Expect

The clinic space, in central Hobart CBD (Liverpool St), is peaceful and professional allowing you to rest, rejuvenate and heal. Eftpos and bathroom facilities are available.

Chinese Medicine has been used as a medical system for thousands of years and ultimately aims to restore balance, allowing your body to heal itself.

Need Evidence? A recent review of Acupuncture and where the evidence is currently at summarised the findings in regards to strong evidence, moderate, weak or inconclusive. (More research needs to be done in many areas)

See finding below, and read the full review here.

Strong Scientific Evidence supports Acupuncture for the following conditions
  • Allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal)
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting (with anti-emetics)
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Headache (tension-type and chronic)
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Migraine prophylaxis
  • Postoperative nausea & vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
Moderate Scientific Evidence supports Acupuncture for the following conditions
  • Acute low back pain
  • Acute stroke
  • Ambulatory anaesthesia
  • Anxiety
  • Aromatase-inhibitor-induced arthralgia
  • Asthma in adults
  • Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Cancer pain
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Craniotomy anaesthesia
  • Depression (with antidepressants)
  • Dry eye
  • Hypertension (with medication)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Labour pain
  • Lateral elbow pain
  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Modulating sensory perception thresholds
  • Neck pain
  • Obesity
  • Perimenopausal & postmenopausal insomnia
  • Plantar heel pain
  • Post-stroke insomnia
  • Post-stroke shoulder pain
  • Post-stroke spasticity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Prostatitis pain/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Recovery after colorectal cancer resection
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Schizophrenia (with antipsychotics)
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome (early stage) (with exercise)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Temporomandibular pain
Weak positive/unclear Scientific Evidence supports Acupuncture for the following conditions
  • Acupuncture in Emergency Department
  • Acute ankle sprain in adults
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Angina pectoris
  • Assisted conception in ART
  • Asthma in children
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Bladder pain syndrome
  • Cancer-related insomnia
  • Cancer-related psychological symptoms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic urinary retention due to spinal cord injury
  • Chronic urticaria
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Dyspepsia in diabetic gastroparesis (DGP)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Exercise performance & post-exercise recovery
  • Fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Gag reflex in dentistry
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart failure
  • Hot flushes in breast cancer
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in neonates
  • Induction of labour
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Itch
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Melasma
  • Meniere’s disease/syndrome
  • Menopausal syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Mumps in children
  • Myelosuppression after chemotherapy
  • Oocyte retrieval pain relief
  • Opiate addiction
  • Opioid detoxification
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Poor sperm quality
  • Postnatal depression
  • Postoperative gastroparesis syndrome (PGS)
  • Postoperative ileus
  • Post-stroke hiccoughs
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Primary Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Psoriasis vulgaris
  • Rheumatoid arthritis Slowing progression of myopia
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stress urinary incontinence in adults
  • Sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  • Surgery analgesia
  • Tinnitus
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vascular cognitive impairment without dementia
  • Vascular dementia
  • Whiplash associated disorder (WAD)
  • Xerostomia in cancer
Read the full review here: The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (2017)

New evidence study confirms
Acupuncture’s effectiveness,
across a wide range of conditions.

To read a plain English summary, please

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