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GPs urged to prescribe acupuncture

An article in Practice Business reports that clinicians across the UK are being urged by the British Acupuncture Council, to consider referring patients for acupuncture treatment.  As funding and workforce shortages put increasing pressure on the NHS, this is a viable option and could help the NHS.

Head of research at the British Acupuncture Council, Mark Bovey says:

“More than 1000 studies are carried out globally each year into the effectiveness of acupuncture, so evidence is emerging all the time to show that it works. The evidence is particularly strong for pain…lower back pain, headache and migraine and osteoarthritis…  There is also clinical evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating anxiety….and a whole range of other conditions such as infertility, constipation, rhinitis and depression.”

To read the article in full click here.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in the Ribble Valley, and her acupuncture clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from Preston, Blackburn, Blackpool, Clitheroe, Garstang, Lancaster, Leyland, Chorley, East Lancashire and throughout Lancashire.