What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the traditional Chinese art of healing which has been successfully practised for over two thousand years. Today, acupuncture is used as an effective, evidence based practice for many health conditions and diseases with the aim to treat the root cause and not just the symptoms. It is a natural holistic approach which addresses prevention and management of illnesses.
What can Acupuncture help with?
Please note: under national law claims of efficacy of treatment are required to be made with reference to evidence of a high standard. The following conditions have been listed based on a range of strong evidence to inconclusive evidence. If you would like clarification, please view the Acupuncture evidence project. To date additional conditions may be treated using acupuncture and Chinese medicine however the current western scientific evidence does not exist for these as yet.
At Prospect Physiotherapy and Health Plus Clinic, acupuncture can assist with a variety of conditions and symptoms that are recognised by the World Health Organisation, including:
- Pain relief for any musculo-skeletal disorders and sporting injuries
- Depression and mood disorders
- Digestive issues (for example bloating, reflux, pain, bowel disturbances)
- Respiratory conditions (for example bronchitis, sinusitis)
- Skin conditions (for example acne, eczema, psoriasis).
The acupuncturists at Prospect Physio and Health Plus Clinic particularly love to assist with gynaecological and obstetric conditions eg increased fertility, menopause and hot flushes, period pains and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
If there are any other conditions that you wonder whether acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help with, please don't hesitate to contact us for clarification.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works by aiming to normalising the flow of energy (qi) and blood throughout the body to stop any unwanted blockages along the body's pathways (meridians). These blockages usually manifest as potential symptoms or conditions. Our highly qualified acupuncturists will assess you individually and use traditional forms of treatment techniques tailored to your condition to help re-establish the natural flow of balance to your body.