What can acupuncture treat?

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I believe that acupuncture is capable of having a beneficial effect upon any condition.

That said there is objective evidence to back my beliefs.

The most comprehensive independent survey into the effectiveness of acupuncture was carried out the World Health Organisation in 1996. This survey found that acupuncture was an effective treatment for 40 groups of conditions. You can find a copy of the survey Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials by clicking here.

The survey recommended that acupuncture was an effective treatment for the following conditions

Ear, nose and throat – headaches, sinusitis, tinnitus, reoccurring sore throats,ear ache

Respiratory – asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, coughs, colds, flu

Musculoskeletal – back or neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, sports injuries

Circulation – high blood pressure, angina

Gastrointestinal – nausea, vomiting, IBS, bloating, swelling, constipation, diarrhoea

Urogenital – UTI, incontinence

Reproductive – problems with conception, IVF support, morning sickness

Neurological – Neuralgia, shingles, multiple sclerosis

Women’s Health – Irregular or painful periods, premenstrual tension, menopausal symptoms

Men’s Health – Prostate problems, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction

Psychological Conditions – Stress, anxiety, panic, attacks, depression, insomnia

Acupuncture is also extremely effective in a supportive role to Western Medicine treatments including IVF, coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, managing post-operative conditions and other similar debilitating conditions.