Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment dating back many thousands of years!
Medical or western medical acupuncture is a generally regarded as a natural progression, the next step forward from Chinese acupuncture. Most medical acupuncturists are doctors so we use the current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.
Medical acupuncturists no longer adhere to concepts such as Yin/Yang and circulation of energy flow or qi. They regard acupuncture as part of conventional medicine rather than a complete “alternative medical system”.
Acupuncture has been shown to work via the stimulation of nerves mainly in muscle. These effects can be both local and distant via the nervous system. Needling a muscle that’s shares nervous innervation with an internal organ it is possible, be it bladder, ovaries or any other organ, to restore or improve function.
All British Medical Acupuncture Society members are state regulated professionals, being mainly Doctors and Osteopaths.
What can Acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of problems. Most commonly acupuncture is used to treat Muscular problems, such as bad backs and necks. This list below is not inclusive so please contact us to enquire.
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Disc problems
- Nerve pain
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Headache and Migraine
- Phantom dental pain, jaw problems
- Morning Sickness and Nausea
- Hot Flushes
- Hay Fever
The BMJ confirmed that when carried out by a competent practitioner, acupuncture is a very safe therapy.
We only use disposable needles. This is regarded as best practice.