Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Will this form of Acupuncture help me?
This ancient form of acupuncture seeks to return balance to the whole system so that healing can occur. Most conditions can be helped, but your age, general state of health, length of time with the condition all affect how long it takes for acupuncture to help the healing process along.
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing.
Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
In general, it’s common to receive four to six treatments
Remember that acupuncturists treat the person, not just the condition, so each patient’s treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask your practitioner about other patients’ experiences, to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.
You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting www.acupuncture.org.uk or by speaking to a BAcC registered acupuncturist.