Who has acupuncture and what can it treat?
Whilst some people have acupuncture to help with specific conditions such as osteoarthritis of the knee, others may have acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others may choose to have treatment to help maintain good health as a preventative measure or to simply enhance their feeling of wellbeing. As traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions. Please contact me if you would like more information or wish to discuss your condition in more detail.
The British Acupuncture Council has summarised the current available research into the effectiveness of acupuncture for numerous conditions from Anxiety to Vertigo. For the current information and unbiased scientific research in the form of fact sheets and review papers, please follow the link to the British Acupuncture Council website:
The World Health Organisation (WHO), lists a wide variety of conditions for which acupuncture treatment has been tested in controlled clinical trials, please follow the link:
I also offer Tuina (chinese medical massage) as a stand-alone treatment or as part of treatment with acupuncture, Cupping (cups placed onto skin to form a seal) and Guasha (vigorous scraping of the skin). Both Cupping and Guasha techniques increase blood flow and clears stagnant Qi.