What conditions can acupuncture help with?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Many people try Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as a "last resort" to serious and complex medical problems and find that it can help them when other treatments could not.
Acupuncture is also often used as a preventative medicine. Many people see their acupuncturist only 2-4 times a year for a "tune up" or "balancing" treatment. This can prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality.
Your acupuncturist will have to look at the onset of your condition and see what your constitutional diagnosis is to determine how Chinese Medicine can help you. Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine how effective acupuncture will be for you without a full assessment.
So, what problems are commonly treated with Acupuncture?
The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica and acupuncture is very effective at dealing with these.
However, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions some of which you will find listed on the left. Click on the individual links to open up a factsheet written by the British Acupuncture Council that will give you more information about each condition.
Please note: (This is by no means a complete list of what Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat). If your condition is not listed here then please contact me for further advice.