What can acupuncture help?
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with specific conditions and others come because they are feeling generally unwell. Acupuncture is a safe treatment that complements western medicine wonderfully. Acupuncture is commonly used in hospitals in China and also utilised by some G.P.'s, pain clinics and to support fertility in the western world.
Below are some conditions published by the World Health Organisation for which acupuncture has been proven, through controlled trials, to be an effective treatment:-
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and
Induction of labour
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Nausea and vomiting
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular
Periarthritis of shoulder
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment option for chronic tension type headaches and migraines.
The British Acupuncture Council publish research fact sheets showing evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating many conditions, they can be found here.
As an individual who can be quite nervous especially of needles I found Linda's calming and empathic personality lovely. She understood my needs and how both physical and psychological problems can be addressed through treatments. I found the positive effects of acupuncture profound. The treatment is relaxing, aided by Linda making you feel totally at ease. The effects post treatment are lovely, I feel balanced and my systems restored to order. She treats me each time dependant upon what I have presented with, sometimes IBS pain, sometimes stress, sometimes a feeling of sluggish systems. But each time I feel 100% better after.
I would highly recommend acupuncture treatment with Linda. S.S. Northants