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About acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for over 2000 years and has treated hundreds of millions of people around the world for a range of health problems.

Modern evidence-based research shows that acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems and can also offer an effective treatment for pain.

People seek acupuncture treatment for many different reasons.  Perhaps you have a specific health condition or maybe you want to enhance your sense of wellbeing, feel revitalised or gain a sense of relaxation.

Whatever your reason for choosing acupuncture, the principles of Chinese Medicine mean that the focus of treatment is always highly individualised and tailored to your own particular needs.  Chinese Medicine looks at the root cause of your condition as well as your main symptoms and this approach can help to resolve your problem whilst also enhancing your feeling of wellbeing. 

Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.   If you would like to know how acupuncture may be able to help you, please contact me.

The Latest Research…

When making decisions about our health we all want to make informed choices.  To assist patients, the British Acupuncture Council has produced a series of factsheets on research into the use of acupuncture for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Musculoskeletal pain, sciatica, sports injuries and arthritis
  • Gynaecological & infertility issues
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Stress, anxiety & depression
  • Insomnia
  • Skin problems
  • Digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and  vomiting
  • Allergy
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome.

To find out more about the current research please visit their website here.

The World Health Organisation has created a list conditions for which they consider acupuncture to be beneficial.  If you would like to know more please visit their website here.

Acupuncture can offer supportive treatment during any stage of life and is suitable for all ages, including babies and children.  Women often choose acupuncture to support them in preparation for, and throughout pregnancy.  It is also the treatment of choice for many women postnatally and also during hormone changes later in life.

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