Acupuncture has stood the test of time
An ancient form of medicine originating in the East thousands of years ago, it is still used as a primary form of medicine in China. More recently there has been an integration of acupuncture and western medicine. Western Medicine was introduced in China some time ago, but they kept the tried and tested Chinese medicine. And now acupuncture is used alongside western medicine in the UK, for example to relief the effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and control pain for cancer patients. Physiotherapists and other health practitioners often do short acupuncture courses, so they can use a few needles for specific conditions alongside their main discipline.
Acupuncture is safe
Acupuncture is extremely safe. There are few side-effects, the most common being a little light headedness.
Acupuncture treats you as an individual
When you see a fully qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine you will have a full diagnostic consultation. The practitioner looks at your health overall and you will receive treatment tailored to your needs.
What acupuncture can do for you
There is a growing body if evidence into the effectiveness of acupuncture. Back in The World Health Organisation report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials identified many conditions that acupuncture was proven to be effective for, falling into these main categories:
The links at the side of this page give inforantion about the current evidence base for each condition.