Acupuncture for Common Conditions

Acupuncture stimulates your body's circulation and clears blockages, providing medication-free treatment with minimal intervention.

It is safe and effective, and has been studied for over 2500 years
in China and other countries in the East.

It helps with a wide range of physical, mental & emotional health issues.

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It is commonly found to be helpful for:

Aches, pain and injuries
Addictions (e.g Alcohol and smoking)
Allergies (e.g Hayfever)
Arthritis & rheumatism
Back pain
Digestive issues (e.g. Diarrhoea, constipation & IBS)
Emotional issues (e.g. Grief, anger & worry)
Erectile dysfunction
Gynaecological issues
Headaches & migraines
Low energy
Menstrual and fertility issues
Menopausal symptoms
Miscarriage: threatened and recurrent
Pregnancy symptoms
Respiratory issues(e.g. Asthma, sinusitis & rhinitis)
Skin issues (e.g Eczema & psoriasis)
Sleep problems

British Acupuncture Council - latest research for over 60 conditions

NHS Choices - Common uses of acupuncture

How does acupuncture work?

Physical, mental & emotional symptoms are understood as manifestations (biāo 標) of disruption emanating from a root cause (běn 本) within the natural physiology of the body.

The origin may be in the physical, mental or emotional aspects of the body's physiology.

Specific diagnostic techniques, such as tongue and pulse diagnosis, abdominal and channel palpation, alongside talking, are used to identify the origin and nature of this disruption.

Needles are then used to stimulate specific acupuncture points (zhēnxué 針穴) to encourage the body's normal physiology to function again.

How much treatment do I need?

Treatment is recommended regularly (about every 1-2 weeks) while you have symptoms and then, as health is restored, you may advise you to have treatment from time-to-time, depending on the root cause of the issue, to help keep your system in a state of health.

At the initial consultation we go through your medical history and combine these with our Chinese medicine diagnosis to develop a treatment plan to suit you.

Where do the needles go?

We generally use a combination of ‘local’ and ‘distal’ points. ‘Local’ points are on located near the site of any issues we wish to address. ‘Distal’ points are on your arms and legs, below your elbows and knees.

I will always discuss what points I am going to use first and make sure that you feel comfortable.