Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced in the far east for thousands of years.  It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over this time into a treatment approach that is accessed by increasing numbers of patients worldwide.

Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains,   panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder or help with fertility, circulation issues. We find that whether the problems are physical or psychological acupuncture provides balance and helps the person to be more in control of themselves.

The focus  for a traditional acupuncturist is on the patient as an individual and not just their specific illness, as such all symptoms are seen as part of an interconnected pattern.  Of course, if someone only wishes to have an isolated pain treated their wish will be respected.  Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points which affect the flow of the body’s Qi, or vital energy.

There has been a great deal of research into the efficacy of acupuncture over the last few years, so in order to help sift ‘fact from fiction’ the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have compiled a selection of fact sheets which provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. Clicking on the links below will allow you to access information on:

AcneAllergic RhinitusAnxietyArrthymias and heart failureAsmthaBack PainBell’s PalsyCancer careCarpal tunnel syndromeChronic fatigue syndromeChronic pain… Colds and fluCOPDCoronary heart diseaseCystitisDementiaDentistryDepressionDysmenorrhoeaEczema and PsoriasisEndometriosisFacial pain Female fertility FibromyalgiaFrozen shoulder Gastrointestinal tract disordersGoutHeadacheHerpesHIV infectionHypertensionInfertility ARTInsomniaIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS)Kidney stones Male infertilityMenopausal symptoms MigrainesMultiple sclerosisNausea and vomitingNeck painNeuropathic pain ObesityObstetricsOsteoarthritisPalliative care Parkinson’s disease  … PCOS Post-operative painPost-traumatic stress disorder Premenstrual syndromePuerperiumRaynaud’sRheumatoid arthritisSciaticaSinusitisSports InjuriesStressStrokeSubstance misuse Tennis elbow Thyroid disease TinnitusType-2 Diabetes Urinary incontinenceVertigo.