Conditions Treated

In the UK, the body responsible for assessing drugs and treatments (NICE) acknowledges the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of back pain, facial pain, nausea and headaches.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) also lists many conditions as having a strong basis in clinical research for acupuncture treatment. You can find the list, plus many more details here.

The British Medical Acupuncture Association states that modern research shows that acupuncture “can affect most of the body’s systems – the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.”

For the most up to date information, The British Acupuncture Council provides a range of current and ongoing research on conditions which may benefit from acupuncture treatment.

Further Information

The following links will help you to find more information about acupuncture, or enable you to to view the information sources directly.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 

World Health Organisation – fact sheet on Traditional Medicine

The British Medical Acupuncture Society – for general information about acupuncture 

What to Expect – Information on your first acupuncture appointment


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regarding acupuncture and to discuss what I can do for you.