Acupuncture

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE? 

 

Acupuncture is the insertion of disposable, ultra-fine needles, into key points on the Meridians of the body. This aims to balance systems which can be blocked, too weak or stagnating.

 

Does it Hurt?

 

Acupuncture needles are a lot thinner than medical needles, and frequently are not even felt.

Most often people don’t even know when the needle has been inserted, including people with needle phobia. Often it’s the idea more so than the needle. Some points may be more sensitive than others, I always advise if this is the case.

 

How many sessions are needed?

 

It depends! Usually the longer or the more chronic the issue is, it may take a bit longer to resolve. Some only need one or two treatments. Generally speaking 5 treatments is average. I always ask myself these questions:

 

What treatment suits this person best? Do they need Acupuncture only, Herbs, Nutritional advice or Massage? Do they need to be referred? 

 

Have they been to a GP? (I advise people to go to a GP with urgent or chronic problems first)

 

Acupuncture can be of great benefit to help regain better Health, as an adjunct to Western Medicine. It is also wonderfully relaxing! 

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE?

 

  • Regaining Mind Body & Spirit Balance

  • Pain Reduction

  • Stress Management 

 

WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?

 

The World Health Organization in its independent role has evaluated the effectiveness of many treatments be they Western or Oriental Medicine based.

 

In its study of approved acupuncture trials carried out over the last 3 decades, “Acupuncture was proven through controlled trials to be an effective treatment” for a wide variety of conditions.

 

1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Biliary colic

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Headache

  • Hypertension, essential

  • Hypotension, primary

  • Induction of labour

  • Knee pain

  • Leukopenia

  • Low back pain

  • Malposition of fetus, correction of Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Renal colic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Stroke

  • Tennis elbow

 

2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:

 

  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

  • Acne vulgaris

  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification

  • Bell’s palsy

  • Bronchial asthma

  • Cancer pain

  • Cardiac neurosis

  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation

  • Cholelithiasis

  • Competition stress syndrome

  • Craniocerebral injury, closed

  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

  • Earache

  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever

  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)

  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection

  • Female infertility

  • Facial spasm

  • Female urethral syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Gastrokinetic disturbance

  • Gouty arthritis

  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status

  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)

  • Hyperlipaemia

  • Hypo-ovarianism

  • Insomnia

  • Labour pain

  • Lactation, deficiency

  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic Ménière disease

  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic

  • Neurodermatitis

  • Obesity

  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain due to endoscopic examination

  • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)

  • Postextubation in children

  • Postoperative convalescence

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Prostatitis, chronic

  • Pruritus

  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome

  • Raynaud syndrome, primary

  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

  • Retention of urine, traumatic

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sialism, drug-induced

  • Sjögren syndrome

  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

  • Spine pain, acute

  • Stiff neck

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Tietze syndrome

  • Tobacco dependence

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

  • Urolithiasis

  • Vascular dementia

  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

 

Above is a list of conditions that the WHO (World Health Organization) recommend to React Positively to Acupuncture Treatments. 

Dawn Quinn >>

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