About Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture originated over 2000 years ago in China and other far eastern countries where it still features in mainstream healthcare. It involves the insertion of fine single-use sterile needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of 'Qi' or the body's vital energy.

Acupuncture can be effective for a range of conditions and evidence-based clinical research into acupuncture treatment is constantly evolving. Acupuncture treatment affects people in different ways and people's reaction to the treatment can vary. It can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.

In conjunction with acupuncture treatment I also use other traditional chinese therapies including moxibustion, cupping and gua sha.

The British Acupuncture Council provides useful factsheets with information on how acupuncture can help specific conditions. The conditions covered are:

 

Acne                                                   

Allergic Rhinitis                                  

Anxiety                                              

Back Pain                                           

Bell’s Palsy                                         

Cancer Care   

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Childbirth                               

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome               

Chronic Pain                                      

Colds & Flu                                         

COPD  

Coronary Heart Disease                                           

Cystitis

Dementia                                           

Dentistry                                            

Depression     

Dysmenorrhoea                                

Eczema & Psoriasis                            

Endometriosis

Facial Pain                              

Female Fertility                                  

Fibromyalgia                                     

Frozen Shoulder                                 

Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

Gout                                                   

Headache                                          

Herpes

HIV Infection

Hypertension                                      

Infertility ART 

Insomnia

IBS

Kidney Stones

Male Infertility

Menopausal Symptoms

Migraines

Multiple Sclerosis

Nausea and Vomiting

Neuropathic Pain

Obesity

Obstetrics

Osteoarthritis

Palliative Care

Parkinson’s Disease

PCOS

Post-operative Pain

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Premenstrual Syndrome

Puerperium

Raynaud’s

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sciatica

Sinusitis

Sports Injuries

Stress

Stroke

Substance Misuse

Tennis Elbow

Thyroid Disease

Tinnitus

Type-2 Diabetes

Urinary Incontinence

Vertigo

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