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Many medical treatments focus on symptoms.  Acupuncture has grown in popularity as many of us want to address the underlying reasons for our illness or pain through a more holistic approach that's an alternative to pills.  


Modern robust research now supports what practitioners and patients already know - acupuncture works!  

How it Works

Research has discovered that myofascial pathways trace acupuncture channels just under our skin.  MRI scans have shown that acupuncture stimulates the body's healing response by balancing our hormones and nervous system - releasing endorphins and other neurotransmitters. This corresponds to how we perceive pain. 

Stress, lifestyle, diet, injury and trauma can all play havoc with our natural equilibrium which over time leads to physical and/or emotional symptoms.  Acupuncture points on the body are activated by very fine needles to restore harmony.  Our bodies love harmony and this is why many symptoms clear as your treatment progresses.

What it Treats

It's often assumed acupuncture is most suited to relieving specific aches and pains, but it's capable of much more! It can help regulate hormonal balance, improve mood and is deeply calming.  As it treats the whole person rather than symptoms it's good for multi-symptom conditions as well as:
Women's health - irregular and painful periods, PCOS, menopause
Infertility and IVF/ICSI support
Pregnancy - support throughout plus moxibustion for breech and induction
Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia
Fatigue - mental and physical 
Pain and injury
Cancer care - supports at all stages
Skin conditions e.g ecz
Headaches...... and many more conditions.

It's great as a stand alone treatment or alongside other therapies or conventional medicine.
A report by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in August 2020 recommended acupuncture as a treatment across all chronic primary pain conditions.

You can read more about the effectiveness of acupuncture for a wide range of conditions through fact sheets provided by The British Acupuncture Council.

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