What for?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a long list of conditions which have been treated with acupuncture in controlled trials. Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.

Remember that acupuncturists treat the person, not just the condition which they have, so each patient's treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask your practitioner about other patients' experiences, to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.  The British Acupuncture Council also has fact sheets on acupuncture research for various conditions:

Research fact sheets

These fact sheets are produced to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial. You should always consult your GP if you have any concerns or talk to a BAcC registered acupuncturist.

Fact sheets are acurrectly available on:
  • Acne
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Bell's palsy
  • Cancer care
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Childbirth
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Colds and flu
  • COPD
  • Cystitis
  • Dentistry
  • Depression
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Endometriosis
  • Female fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Gastrointestinal tract disorders
  • Headache
  • Herpes
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility ART
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Male infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Obesity
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • PCOS
  • Post-operative pain
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Puerperium
  • Raynaud's
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tinnitus
  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vertigo

You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting www.acupuncture.org.uk or by getting in touch with us for a chat or to book a free 15 minute consultation.

Many people use regular acupuncture treatments as preventative medicine to keep in the best possible health.

Acupuncture has also been used for thousands of years not just for health but for beauty- which, of course, comes from within anyway. Facial Acupuncture treatments are always holistic and will aim to treat underlying conditions, but will focus on revealing your beauty through your face.

Please feel free to call our practitioners to chat about how acupuncture could help or to make an appointment

Please also see the British Acupuncture Council website for more about the latest research on Acupuncture.