Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition, as well as addressing your main symptoms. Due to this holistic approach, acupuncture focuses on treating the individual, not just the illness.

Acupuncture can help with a wide range of conditions, from general feelings of low energy to poor health. Visit the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) website to find out more about how acupuncture can help with specific conditions such as Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Stress, IBS, Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopausal Syndrome, among others.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your specific treatment requirements. I am available for home visits.

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Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture can be used successfully to support the treatment of IVF or be used as a stand alone treatment. Regular acupuncture has been shown to regulate the endocrine function which greatly improves the chances of conception.

Research shows that acupuncture may benefit fertility by:

  • regulating the menstrual cycle;
  • reducing stress by decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system (high stress levels are associated with reduced chances of conceiving);
  • improving blood circulation to the pelvic organs (including the ovaries and uterus), allowing the reproductive organs to work to their full potential;
  • increasing blood circulation to the uterus, ensuring optimal endometrial thickness; and
  • helping to trigger ovulation in some women with ovulatory dysfunction.

Acupuncture & Pregnancy

For pregnant women acupuncture may help:

  • alleviate nausea and heartburn;
  • induce an overdue baby;
  • relieve pain;
  • treat hypertension;
  • reduce insomnia, anxiety and depression;
  • improve mood and energy levels;
  • gestational diabetes;
  • constipation and hemorrhoids;
  • breach and posterior positioned babies; and
  • to prepare the body for efficient labour when given pre-birth.

Postnatal treatments can help to restore much needed energy after the birth of your child. This is a really important time in which to look after yourself because most of your energy will be directed towards your newborn. Acupuncture can help improve energy levels, as well as helping to treat a wide range of conditions such as depression, mastitis, insufficient lactation, post-natal depression and urinary incontinence.

 

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Research has shown that acupuncture is significantly better than no treatment and at least as good as (if not better than) standard medical care for back pain (Witt 2006; Haake 2007; Cherkin 2009; Sherman 2009a).

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain. www.nice.org.uk/CG88

Other Conditions Acupuncture Can Help

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • IBS
  • Premenstrual and Menopausal Syndrome
  • Migraines and other Headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Skin Complaints
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hypertension
  • Sciatica