Modern research is increasingly showing acupuncture to be effective for a range of health conditions. 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 an Evidence-Based form of traditional medicine”
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 wellbeing, acupuncture provides a holistic, evidence-based, healthcare solution.
“Over 80% of patients report significant improvements”
What can acupuncture help with?
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.
- Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia
- Lower back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sports and musculo-skeletal injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neuropathic pain
- Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid)
Hormonal and Men’s and Women’s Health
- Gynaecological health, Endometriosis and Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Thyroid and metabolic disorders
Other Internal Health
- Auto-immune disorders
- Allergies and Allergic Rhinitis
- Chronic Fatigue
- Cancer support and recovery
- Chronic Fatigue
- Digestive issues such as IBS and inflammatory bowel diseases
- Immune system weakness
- Neurological conditions
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Skin and dermatological issues, psoriasis and eczema
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.
Sound familiar? Get in touch, and find out if we can help you.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
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.
Acupuncture for Healthcare
You do not have to have a specific injury or complaint to receive Acupuncture. It is a comprehensive system of healthcare and preventative medicine in its own right and many people come for regular maintenance treatments to help keep themselves in good health.
Acupuncture can have numerous health benefits including strengthening the immune system, regulating the nervous system, maintaining proper organ function, increasing circulation and energy levels, nourishing the tissues and invigorating the mind and body.
A monthly or quarterly session of Acupuncture and Massage is a great way of preventing the onset of illness, reducing stress levels and leaving you feeling rejuvenated.