What Can It Help With?
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Unfortunately advertising guidelines restrict the mention of treatment for specific conditions by Acupuncturists. But Acupuncture is system of healing that can help many health issues. In a typical day I might see patients with conditions ranging from painful joints to morning sickness. Some of the more common ones are back pain Which is recommended by NICE) joint and nerve pain, arthritis , IBS Gynaecological issues, stress and anxiety, migraine and sciatica.
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
Remember that acupuncturists treat the person, not just the condition which they have, so each patient's treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask your practitioner about other patients' experiences, to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.
Please ring, or email me so we can discuss what you need and you can decide if I'm the right person to help you.
Research Fact Sheets
The British Acupuncture council have a number of fact sheets covering the latest Acupuncture research on a variety of conditions.
There are fact sheets on:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Colds and Flu
Dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
Eczema and Psoriasis
Gastrointestinal tract disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Nausea and Vomiting
Premenstrual syndrome (PMT)
To see these factsheets and the latest Acupuncture research just CLICK HERE to go to The British Acupuncture Council website