Acupuncture for Common Conditions



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Will acupuncture help you?


Acupuncture is safe and effective, and could help you with a wide range of
physical, mental & emotional health issues.


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)
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


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Historical background

Traditionally, acupuncture was used preventatively. Treatment was given a few times a year to maintain the health of mind and body. If symptoms developed, treatment was recommended regularly during the acute stages and then, as health restored, time between treatment increased back to a few times a year.

How does acupuncture work?

Specific diagnostic techniques, such as tongue and pulse diagnosis, abdominal and channel palpation, alongside talking, are used to identify patterns of physiological disruption. Needles are then used in specific points to stimulate and rectify the mind and body’s normal physiological function.

How much treatment do I need?

Today we advise the same approach. Treatment is given a few times a year to help you stay healthy. When you have symptoms, treatment is recommended regularly during the acute stages and then, as health is restored, the time between treatments is increased until back to a few times a year.

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.

How do I book an appointment?

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