Acupuncture has been proved to be effective in a broad range of conditions and may also be used to maintain general well being. The World Health Organisation recognises that Acupuncture can be effective in treating a number of common conditions.



These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Musculo-skeletal Disorders
Back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, neck pain, sports injuries, arthritis, rehabilitation following stroke

Respiratory Disorders
Asthma, cough, cold, flu, hay fever, bronchitis

Gynaecological Disorders
Irregular or painful menstruation, PMT, symptoms of menopause, morning sickness during pregnancy, malposition of foetus

Emotional Disorders
Insomnia, anxiety, headache, stress

Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
Sinusitis, sore throat, earache

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Diarrhoea, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Neurological Disorders
Post-Stroke neuralgia and weakness, Herpes Zoster (Shingles), headaches

Acupuncture is also an effective Supportive Treatment for:
• Side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
• Post-operative nausea, vomiting and pain
• Side effects of medication
• Smoking
• Weight loss

WHO Article 
The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists a number of conditions that have been shown in clinical trials to respond effectively to acupuncture.
In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on best practice recommend that GPs consider offer a course of up to 10 acupuncture sessions as an option for first line of treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain.

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