What’s it good for?
Acupuncture is an effective therapy that complements standard medical care. It is a safe, sustainable and works well on most people.
Over recent years the acceptance and use of acupuncture has risen dramatically. It is recognised and used by an increasing number of GPs and other health professionals.
Research and data also further confirms the efficacy of acupuncture. In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a review and analysis of controlled clinical trials on acupuncture. The WHO listed 28 conditions for which “acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials – to be an effective treatment”.
They also listed another 63 conditions ‘for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed’.
To read more about the WHO review of acupuncture, please click here.
Through practice and experience, we have seen that acupuncture is especially good for:
- Pain (chronic and acute in all parts of the body)
- Digestive complaints (indigestion, reflux, IBS, constipation)
- Stress related disorders (anxiety, depression, insomnia, headache, migraines)
- Respiratory and seasonal disorders (cough, hay-fever, asthma, recurring colds and flus)
- Women’s health (PMT, period pain, endometriosis, cysts, fertility, pregnancy and post-natal issues, menopausal symptoms)
- Children’s health (hyperactivity, anxiety, asthma, weak constitution, bedwetting)
- General health (fatigue, recovering from strokes, surgeries and viruses)
- Chronic disease management (autoimmune conditions)
- Drug and alcohol issues (withdrawal and management)
- Support for cancer treatment and post-remission
If you have any questions as to whether acupuncture could be useful for you, please email us.