The practice of acupuncture dates back over 2000 years, and involves the inserting of very fine needles into specific points on the body. In modern acupuncture practice, we combine the use of traditional diagnostic and needling techniques with a comprehensive understanding of modern anatomy, pathophysiology and the latest scientific research.
Acupuncture has been shown to have a positive beneficial effect on every physiological system in the body including; the nervous system, the immune system, the circulatory system and the muscles and tissues. By helping restore the body to homeostasis (a state of internal physiological balance), acupuncture allows the body to activate its own natural healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture is about more than just the needles (and no, they don’t hurt!) It is commonly combined with other therapies including Massage, Cupping & Moxibustion. As well as direct hands-on care, practitioners are also trained to provide nutritional and lifestyle support. By addressing complex health complaints in the context of a whole persons well-being, acupuncture provides a holistic, evidence-based, healthcare solution.
Acupuncture has been shown be to be effective for a range of health conditions including chronic pain, and shows great potential for providing an evidence-based solution for a wide range of modern health issues. For a summary of the latest scientific evidence for specific conditions, please see the acupuncture evidence page. The boxes below show the most common seen conditions in our clinics. Or to find out if we can help you, please do get in touch.
Yes. Several large-scale studies have been conducted on the safety of Acupuncture. Considering all the possible risks of the treatment the studies repeatably demonstrate that
Acupuncture is an exceptionally safe therapy when provided by properly trained professionals, and serious adverse reactions are very rare.
Conditions we commonly see in clinic
Hormonal and Men’s and Women’s Health
We commonly see patients with multiple concurrent health issues, for which they have been referred to a number of different specialists and may be taking many different medications, commonly with undesirable side-effects. People are often left confused and frustrated with what’s going on with their health! Left without a coherent diagnosis or treatment plan, and with feelings of being somewhat abandoned by the western medical system.
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