Common Conditions


Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of conditions, some of which are listed below. In all cases, the focus is on treating the individual and the historic progression of your symptoms. It can be used in conjunction with western medicine. 

If you want to discuss your specific situation, please call for a free no-obligation chat. 

 

ALLERGIES AND RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

Including hay fever, sinusitis, asthma, breathlessness


ARTHRITIS, ACHING JOINTS

Acupuncture can be helpful in alleviating pain in both osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis and reducing inflammation, regardless of the patient’s age or how long they have been suffering.

[read further at: "Osteoarthritis - research fact sheet" and "Rheumatoid arthritis - research fact sheet"]


DIGESTION PROBLEMS

Including IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn


EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS

Including depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, lack of motivation


PREGNANCY SUPPORT

Including morning sickness, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy-induced hypertension, oedema, lower back pain, pain of the symphysis pubis (SPD), pre-birth treatments to help relax and soften the ligaments, treatment to correct a foetal breech position, effective labour induction treatments. Recommended by midwives.


SEVERE HEADACHES

Headaches are reportedly "...the 6th most common condition presenting to acupuncturists... A long term study of 115 patients...found 77% responded to treatment, with a 81% reported reduction in pain levels over 2 years and a 55% reduction in frequency and duration of episodes at 10 months post treatment..."

[read further at: "Headaches - research fact sheet"]  


SLEEP AND TIREDNESS ISSUES

Including difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking during the night, night sweats, dream disturbed sleep, fatigue and lethargy, ME (myalgic encephelomyelitis), generally "feeling out of sorts" 


STROKE

The symptoms of stroke and its sequaelae respond well to acupuncture. It is used in the treatment of limb paralysis, “…walking, balance, activities of daily living, quality of life, mobility and emotional state.” [read further at: "Stroke - research fact sheet”]

Treatment is recommended in the early stages of the sequaelae at weekly intervals and should be continued over a period of months. “The benefits [are] long lasting, showing continuing significant improvement twelve months later.”


WOMEN’S HEALTH

All too frequently, women accept that their menstrual cycle includes other symptoms such as mood swings, severe cramping pains, heavy bleeding, accompanying migraines, irregular cycle. Acupuncture has long been used to alleviate these accompanying symptoms.

In addition, treatment can benefit the symptoms of endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and the menopause.

[read further at the following fact sheets "Menopausal symptoms", "Premenstrual syndrome", "Endometriosis")

 

...and many other conditions. If you are unsure and want to discuss your condition, please call Sandry or Ian for a free no-obligation chat: 07748 751 344.

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