What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting very fine needles in to specific points on the body to manipulate and balance the flow of energy.  It can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions. 

What Does it Feel like?

Many people describe their experience during an Acupuncture session as extremely relaxing.  The sensations felt can be described as ones of tingling, heaviness or pulsing around the points  and along  the related meridians.  Patients report a sense of  feeling grounded and calm after their treatments.

 What about the Research?

The World Health Organisation recommends acupuncture to treat the following conditions in response to controlled clinical trials:

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
 
For more information on research please visit the British Acupuncture Council website
 

CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS
Pain and Injuries:

Lower Back pain, neck pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, joint pain, tennis elbow, sports injuries.

Neurological Problems:

Headaches, Migraines, Bells palsy, Trigeminal neuralgia, 

Gynaecological:

Fertility and IVF support; PMS, heavy/painful/irregular periods.

Men:

Anxiety & Stress; Joint pain; Unexplained infertility issues; Low sperm count; Male Factor Infertility; Fatigue.

Morning sickness, Malposition of Foetus, Back pain, Pubic synthesis pain, Anxiety, Pre-birth Preparation, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Acupressure in labour, 

Digestive Disorders:

Constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowl syndrome, weight-loss management

Anxiety, depression and insomnia:

All conditions. 

Cosmetic Acupuncture:

Facial rejuvenation

Stop Smoking:

Assisting with stopping smoking.

Baby’s and Children Conditions:

Bed-wetting, insomnia, ADHD, asthma, colics, recurrent ear infections.