Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium. What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects their lives.



Why Choose Acupuncture?
Acupuncture may benefit a range of illnesses and symptoms and  is a safe treatment choice for all ages: from babies to the elderly.

Many people turn to traditional acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. As traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of health complaints.

Conditions which can be treated successfully with acupuncture are nausea, vomiting, dental pain, and the temporary relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee (along with exercise and conventional medicine) and short-team relief of tension headaches and migraine-type headaches.

The British Acupuncture Council or BAcC (the U.K.’s leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture) provides a growing body of evidence-based clinical research and provides accurate and unbiased fact sheets which summarise this research. Factsheets are available to download on these conditions:

A
Acne
Allergic Rhinitis

Anxiety

Arrythmia's & Heart Failure
Asthma

B
Back Pain

Bell's Palsy
C
Cancer Care
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Childbirth
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain

Colds & Flu
COPD
Cystitis
D
Dentistry

Depression
Dysmenorrhoea
E
Eczema & Psorisis

Endometriosis
F
Facial Pain
Female Fertility


Fibromyalgia
Frozen Shoulder
Gastrointestinal tract Disorders
Gout
H
Headache

Herpes
HIV Infection

Hypertension
I
Infertility ART

Insomnia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
K
Kidney Stones
M
Male Infertility

Menopausal Symptoms
Migraines
Multiple Sclerosis

N
Nausea & Vomiting

Neuropathic Pain
O
Obesity
Obstetrics

Osteoarthritis
P
Palliative Care
Parkinson's Disease

PCOS
Post-Operative Pain
Premenstrual Syndrome
Puerperium
R
Raynaud's
Rheumatoid Arthritis

S
Sciatica

Sinusitis
Sports Injuries
Stress
Stroke

Substance Misuse
T
Tennis Elbow

Tinnitus
Type-2 Diabetes
U
Urinary Incontinence

V
Vertigo


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Practitioner

Ruth Irving MBAcC