Conditions Treated

I use acupuncture to improve your well being as a whole, and as such it can help with a wide range of ailments.

Acupuncture works by the insertion of needles into the energy pathways of the body. The needles release blocks in the energy channels and stimulate the flow of energy to specific organs. As a result, your ability to heal yourself is activated. Usually, your symptoms are relieved first and then you will feel greater well-being, although you can feel better in yourself first and then the symptoms are relieved. How long this takes is often related to how long you have had the problems.

The British acupuncture Council has compiled research documents into the effective treatment of acupuncture and currently lists a number of health conditions acupuncture can treat.

In addition the World Health Organisation (WHO) has a PDF of research (large file – see page 23 onwards) dedicated to Acupuncture. Specifically they list the symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials – to be an effective treatment:


Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

Biliary colic

Depression

Dysentery

Dysmenorrhoea, primary

Epigastralgia

Facial pain

Headache

Hypertension, essential

Headache

Hypertension

Hypotension
Induction of labour

Knee pain

Leukopenia

Lower back pain

Malposition of fetus, correction of

Morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting

Neck pain

Pain in dentistry

Periarthritis of shoulder

Postoperative pain

Renal colic

Rheumatoid arthritis

Sciatica

Sprain

Stroke

Tennis elbow


See these pages separately for details on treatment for pregnancy, fertility and cosmetic acupuncture.


Mary is a member of the following organisations:

British Acupuncture Council Zita West Zita West


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