ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Acupuncture - a natural healing art

 

Traditional acupuncture is one of the worlds oldest system of medicine developed and refined for over 2,000 years. The British Acupuncture Council has over 3,000 members with an estimated three million practitioners worldwide.

 

The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium. The main principal of traditional acupuncture is the treatment of the whole person including the complaint, often referred to as 'holistic'. Treating holistically helps symptoms and any underlying imbalance which may be contributing to the illness or disease. Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms both physical and psychological.

 

The affect of acupuncture however is not simply relief from a condition but an improvement in overall well-being; increased energy and vitality, greater enjoyment of life. The ‘overall well-being’ is particularly relevant for those, while not feeling that they are classically ‘sick’, are aware that they are unwell or ‘out of sorts’. A person may benefit from treatment and the restoration of well-being without necessarily having a named illness.

Treatment involves the insertion of very fine, sterile, disposible needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy.  Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted, although it is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache around the point of insertion, which is temporary. While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue after they are removed.

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Help?

 

In recent years, acupuncture has become recognised in the West for its ability to address chronic and debilitating conditions, in addition to the treatment of pain. 

 

The British Acupuncture Council provides accurate and unbiased information for a variety of conditions and holds current research papers on a wide range of complaints.  These fact sheets cover a wide range of complaints including;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To obtain summaries of research and fact sheets for any of the above health complaints and the effectiveness of acupuncture visit http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/research-fact-sheets.html alternatively you can contact me to discuss specific areas you are interested in.

Obstetrics

Osteoarthritis

Palliative care

Post-operative pain

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Premenstrual syndrome

Raynaud's

Rheumatoid arthritis

Sciatica

Sinusitis

Sports Injuries

Stress

Stroke

Tennis elbow

Thyroid disease

Tinnitus

Type-2 Diabetes

Urinary incontinence

Vertigo

Facial pain

Female fertility

Fibromyalgia

Frozen shoulder

Gastrointestinal tract disorders

Gout

Headache

Herpes

Hypertension

Infertility ART

Insomnia

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Kidney stones

Male infertility

Menopausal symptoms

Migraines

Nausea and vomiting

Neck pain

Neuropathic pain

Acne

Allergic rhinitis

Anxiety

Asthma

Back pain

Bell's palsy

Cancer care

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Childbirth

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic pain

Colds and flu

Cystitis

Dementia

Dentistry

Depression

Dysmenorrhoea

Eczema and Psoriasis

Endometriosis

 

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