Can Acupuncture Help You

Acupuncture can be used to treat almost the entire spectrum of illness – physical, psychological, acute and chronic. It can work alongside conventional treatments and many people have been helped by acupuncture when conventional medicine has been unsuccessful. It can also treat symptoms that may not have a clear western medical diagnosis. The benefits of acupuncture treatment frequently include more than just the relief of a particular condition. It is common for people find that they “feel better in themselves”, have improved appetite and sleep, increased energy levels, a sense of vitality and an enhanced sense of wellbeing.

Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions, or to relieve specific pains. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.

Remember that acupuncturists treat the person, not just the condition which they have, so each patient’s treatment plan will be different even if your symptoms are the same. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

To help you decide if you would like treatment please get in touch to discuss your individual circumstances.

You might like to look at information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting:

The British Acupuncture Council http://www.acupuncture.org.uk A-Z or Research Fact Sheets.

An indication of the illnesses and diseases (from a western diagnostic perspective) that may be treatable with acupuncture are also listed on the World Health Organistions website.

These Include: (Click to read more)

1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved through controlled trials to be an effective treatment:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

Anxiety & depression

Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

Hypertension

Induction of labour

Bell’s Palsy

Low back pain

Nausea and vomiting

Periarthritis of shoulder

Rheumatoid arthritis

Sprain

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

Dysmenorrhoea

Headache

Hypotension

Knee pain

Muscular skeletal pain

Morning sickness

Neck pain

Postoperative pain

Sciatica

Tennis elbow

2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further study is still required:

Acne vulgaris

Cancer pain

Facial spasm

Gouty arthritis

Male sexual dysfunction

Osteoarthritis

Premenstrual syndrome

Stiff neck

Bronchial asthma

Female infertility

Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

Insomnia

Neuralgia

Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)

Prostatitis, chronic

This list is by no means definitive. For further information you can always call or email to discuss your own specific health needs in confidence.

Contact Details
Tel: 07884 020 028
Email: contact@hebdenacupuncture.co.uk

 

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