About Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient and proven system of natural healing, offering a holistic approach to treatment. It works by stimulating our own healing responses, with a valuable, broader effect of improving energy levels and enhancing body, mind and spirit as a whole.

 

Why should I choose acupuncture?

Acupuncture enhances your general wellbeing by focusing treatment on you as an individual, with the emphasis on the root of your condition. Increased vitality, greater enjoyment of life and feeling better in themselves are just some of the other benefits of which patients frequently comment.

How can acupuncture benefit me?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists a multitude of conditions that acupuncture can treat effectively, having conducted controlled trials.  These include:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy / chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (includes hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Leukopenia
  • Malposition of foetus in pregnancy
  • Pain – acute epigastric, facial, knee, neck, lower back, tennis elbow, pain in dentistry, postoperative & period pain
  • Pregnancy discomforts, morning sickness & labour induction
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Stroke

The WHO also recognises the therapeutic effect acupuncture has been shown – but for which further proof is needed – for:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Diabetes – non insulin dependent
  • Earache
  • Eye pain
  • Infertility
  • Facial spasm
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gallstones
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Labour pain
  • Lactation deficiency
  • Ménière’s disease (severe attacks of dizziness / ringing in ears)
  • Nose bleeds
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatis
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Sore throat
  • Spine pain
  • Skin conditions – such as acne, eczema, Neurodermatitis, psoriasis, shingles
  • Stiff neck
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Urinary infection & retention