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Research & Information

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK today. Traditional acupuncture is now fully adapted to the needs of modern healthcare and medicine. As acupuncture is an holistic method, it can benefit a whole range of conditions – please ring me to discuss your situation.

The World Health Organisation*, recommends traditional acupuncture and millions of people worldwide use it for all types of chronic and acute health problems. “Acupuncture has been proved to be an effective treatment”* for conditions including

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Pain relief
  • Hayfever
  • Digestive disorders
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • High blood pressure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Depression

In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has explicitly backed the use of complementary therapies including acupuncture. The NICE guidelines 88**, suggest offering a course of acupuncture needling comprising up to a maximum of 10 sessions over a period of up to 12 weeks.

The most common ailments seen by acupuncturists in the UK are:

  • Musculo-skeletal
  • Pain control
  • Gynaecological + Fertility

For further information on research, and for various fact sheets click here. The fact sheets available on www.acupuncture.org.uk 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.

* World Health Organisation (WHO). (2002). Acupuncture: review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials. Geneva: WHO Publications.

** www.nice.org.uk/CG88essay help