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Western medical acupuncture can help a variety of conditions and issues in people of all ages.

It is particularly effective musculoskeletal pain (muscle aches, pains and strains) such as back ache or injury, or pain that can be triggered by tension or strains such as headaches.

Head to toe, acupuncture has helped alleviate many symptoms from skin conditions, arthritis, fertility issues, nausea, palliative care, to abdominal conditions.

It is not just physical pain conditions though which acupuncture can also very effective in anxiety and stress reduction and for problems that we don't always know a cause for like baby colic...

Below is a list of instances and conditions where medical acupuncture has been used:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck ache, arthritis, joint pain, fibromylagia, plantar fasciitis, pain from hypermobility or injury/strain particular those that create myofascial trigger points and tender points.

  • For headaches and migraines, particularly if there are areas of tensions or myofascial trigger points.

  •  Abdominal problems such as pain from inflammatory bowel disease, IBS, recurrent abdominal pain syndrome, gynaecological pain such as painful periods.

  • Fertility issues and alongside/before starting fertility treatment such as IVF. It can also help with other gynaecological issues such as menopausal symptoms like hot flushes.

  • Pregnancy issues such as morning sickness, SPD, Back ache, headaches, sleep problems, and for general relaxation. 

  • For stress relief, relaxation, anxiety and depression. Because of its relation benefits it can also aid sleep. It can also help alongside your own willpower in smoking caseation. 

  • As part of palliative care, for symptoms such as nausea from chemotherpay, pain from treatment, dyspnoea (shortness of breath), relaxation and pain from the disease itself.  

  •  By placing needles around skin lesions such as psoriasis plaques or eczema the skin lesions can be reduced. 

  • Acupuncture can help with the symptoms of hayfever and allergic rhinitis.

  • In children, many of the above effects apply but in particular children may benefit for anxiety relief or stress relief before exams or an event or for ongoing anxiety issues. It can help in headaches, abdominal pain and backache where children may not be helped by medication or would prefer not to take strong medication. It has been shown to have effect on babies with colic.

If you would like to find out if acupuncture may help you, then please email the clinic.

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