British Acupuncture Council

Tiredness

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment to boost the body's energy and relieve tiredness and fatigue.

Acupuncture treatment involves finding out about your medical history and the underlying causes of your lack of energy.  People often comment that they feel they have more energy and sleep better after having acupuncture, even if they’re being treated for another condition.

Lifestyle and dietary advice may be given.

For more serious conditions, research at Manchester’s Christie Hospital has shown that acupuncture can relieve cancer chemotherapy fatigue. During the randomised placebo-controlled trial, 47 patients suffering from moderate to severe fatigue were enrolled.  “People felt better and had more energy after the acupuncture,” says Alexander Molassiotis, Professor of Cancer and Supportive Care at the University of Manchester who led the work.

You can read the article Acupuncture relieves cancer chemotherapy fatigue in the New Scientist, 20/12/07.

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