Conditions treated

What  does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment, recommended for many conditions by the World Health Organisation and NICE (see full list of recommendations below)

Acupuncture can benefit anyone suffering from the effects of stress, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety or depression, sinus infections, frequent colds, asthma, digestive issues, PMS, infertility, muscle and joint pain, difficult life events such as separation or divorce, grief, the after effects of trauma and accidents, or unusual symptoms that are hard to diagnose in Western medicine. People who have had acupuncture will tell you that not only do their symptoms improve, but they feel happier, and more able to deal with life’s ups and downs.

Your symptoms are signs that the relationship between the physiological systems in your body have become disrupted or blocked. Fine, sterile needles are inserted into the skin, which activate the body’s flow of energy. Clearing these blocks improves your body’s natural healing ability.

Conditions seen in clinic for which the World Health Organisation recommends acupuncture:

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Biliary colic
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Cardiac neurosis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Drug dependence
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)
  • Earache
  • Epigastralgia, acute
  • Facial pain
  • Facial spasm
  • Fasciitis
  • Female infertility
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Hay fever
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Herpes zoster
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Insomnia
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Labour pain
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Low back pain
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain in dentistry
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Postoperative convalescence
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatitis
  • Postoperative pain
  • Pruritus
  • Raynaud syndrome
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Renal colic
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Retention of urine
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sciatica
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Sore throat
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Sprain
  • Stiff neck
  • Stroke
  • Temporomandibular joint
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsilitis
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vascular dementia
  • Whooping cough

For more information on research based evidence for some of these conditions, see the British Acupuncture Council’s research Fact Sheets.

 

Acupuncture Access
Specialising in:
Fertility
Transformative mental and emotional health
Pain relief

Tel: 07553 636841
Email: info@AcupunctureAccess.co.uk
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