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Conditions treated with acupuncture

Acupuncture is used to improve general health, for pain relief, emotional conditions and to prevent future diseases from developing.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which is the organization that provides guidelines to GPs and other health professionals, recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for low back pain and tension headaches.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) also endorses acupuncture and lists a a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials for which acupuncture has been tested in controlled clinical trials.

The British Acupuncture Council has produced a number of Research Fact Sheets (listed below) which provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial (listed below):

Allergic rhinitis   Menopausal symptoms
Anxiety   Migraines
Back pain   Multiple sclerosis
Bell’s Palsy   Nausea and vomiting
Carpal tunnel syndrome   Neck pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   Neuropathic pain
Chronic pain   Obesity
Colds and flu   Obstetrics
Cystitis   Osteoarthritis
Depression   Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Dysmenorrhoea   Post-operative pain
Eczema and Psoriasis   Post-traumatic stress disorder
Endometriosis   Premenstrual syndrome
Facial pain   Puerperium
Female fertility   Raynaud's
Fibromyalgia   Rheumatoid arthritis
Frozen shoulder   Sciatica
Gastrointestinal tract disorders   Sinusitis
Gout   Sports injuries
Headache   Stress
Herpes   Substance misuse
HIV infection   Tennis elbow
Hypertension   Thyroid Disease
Infertility ART   Tinnitus
Insomnia   Type-2 Diabetes
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)   Urinary incontinence
Kidney stones   Vertigo
Male infertility      

This is not a comprehensive list. If you have a condition not listed here you may still benefit from treatment. Please contact Yvonne.


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