medical acupuncture

acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of energy healing for harmonizing the flow of vital force and positively increasing health

benefits

You can benefit from acupuncture in combination with osteopathy to effectively deal with

  • pain
  • inflammation
  • muscle spasm
  • and other factors that can prolong disturbed function

Acupuncture has also been found to be effective at a psycho-emotional level to reduce stress and anxiety and their impact on our physical and mental well-being

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture has evolved along distinct yet sympathetic systems based on a rich and complex philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Medical acupuncture, whilst acknowledging TCM, is more polarized in a western medico-scientific model of health and disease with a strong adherence to evidence-based practice

There is good evidence that acupuncture can influence the body's regulatory systems, including the endocrine (hormonal), immune and nervous systems to potentiate tissue healing and repair, fight infection and modulate pain and inflammation

Acupuncture has also been found to be effective at a psycho-emotional level to reduce stress and anxiety and their impact on our physical and mental well-being




What Can Acupuncture Treat?

The list below is a selection of conditions which respond well

  • chronic lower back pain
  • tension-type headaches
  • migraines
  • nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy
  • nausea and vomiting after surgery
  • osteoarthritis
  • neck pain
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • and more ...



More research is needed

Systematic reviews have suggested more research is needed to assess whether acupuncture is effective for:

  • asthma
  • depression
  • shoulder & elbow pain
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bell's palsy
  • restless legs syndrome
  • insomnia
  • vascular dementia
  • stroke rehabilitation