British Acupuncture Council

What Can Acupuncture Help With?

Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures and is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.

Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or to relieve specific conditions like low back pain* osteoarthritis of the knee** or tension-type headaches***. Others have acupuncture to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing.  Many people use acupuncture because they feel generally tired and unwell but have no obvious Western Medical diagnosis.

Acupuncture has been proven to be effective for a wide range of illnesses such as dental pain, nausea and vomiting. In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence   (NICE) 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.

Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

Please contact Pauline Moffatt directly to find out what acupuncture could do for you.

The British Acupuncture Council has a list of fact sheets on a wide range of conditions.

*Acupuncture can provide temporary or short term relief from lower back pain.

**Acupuncture is often used as an adjunctive treatment for this osteoarthritis of the knee and effects are temporary.

***Acupuncture may provide short term relief for tension-type headaches.

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