Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that adjusts and balances the body to improve circulation, organ function and general health. It is used to treat a wide variety of conditions from stress, headaches and fatigue to digestive issues, stiff shoulders and torn muscles.
To do this tiny needles are inserted at specific points on the body along channels that were first mapped out in China over 2000 years ago and whose relevance is being confirmed today through MRI imaging.
The World Health Organisation lists 28 conditions for which acupuncture has been proven an effective treatment through clinical trials. These include: adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), depression, dysmenorrhea, headache, hypertension, knee pain, low back pain, nausea and vomiting?(including morning sickness), neck pain, periarthritis of shoulder, sciatica, tennis elbow.
Clients claim a wider range of benefits and use acupuncture of address specific complaints, to boost energy and well-being and encourage relaxation and sleep. Acupuncture can also improve energy levels and immune function before and during challenging periods and help recovery from illness, accidents and surgery.
For more information on the WHO report:
Acupuncture: Review & Analysis of Reports on
Controlled Clinical Trials