Acupuncture has been validated by the World Health Organization and clinical trials have shown that acupuncture is effective in treating a wide range of conditions. For further information, browse through the research based fact sheets for over 60 conditions on the British Acupuncture Council website: www.acupuncture.org.uk
Cancer: adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Ears: tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness
Endocrine: type-2 diabetes
Gastrointestinal: abdominal or epigastric bloating or pain, dyspepsia, gastritis, IBS, nausea, vomitting, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion.
Low energy: tiredness, chronic fatigue, M.E, fibromyalgia
Low immunity: frequent colds, frequent infections and viruses
Menstrual Problems: amenorrhoea (lack of or infrequent menstruation), dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), menorrhagia (heavy bleeding), dysmenorrhoea (painful periods) and PMT.
Menopausal: hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, emotional changes
Mental Health: acupuncture is an excellent treatment for persistent low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and insomnia. People also come and have acupuncture if they just feel that they haven’t been feeling great for a while, life feels like a struggle and they’re not sure what the cause is.
Musculoskeletal: arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, sprains, muscle strain, tendon strain, tendonitis, trigger finger, repetitive strain injury (RSI), frozen shoulder, neck, shoulder and back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, non-specific aches and pains, fibromyalgia, chronic pain
Neurological: migraine, headaches, M.E, sciatica, polyneuropathy, carpel tunnel syndrome, bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia
Pregnancy: treatments to improve male and female fertility, nausea and vomitting during pregnancy, inducing labour at full term and post natal support.
Respiratory: asthma, sinusitis, breathlessness, wheezing, allergic rhinitis, chronic cough, common cold
Skin: acne,eczema, psoriasis
Substance misuse: giving up smoking
Urinary: cystitis, incontinence of urine, enuresis, retention of urine, painful urine
Miscellaneous: insomnia, hypertension