What acupuncture treats
Acupuncture forms part of a traditional Chinese Medicine, a system of medicine that has been practiced for more than two thousands years, it has developed to assist in the treatment of most conditions that people suffer.
Conditions that acupuncture can assist with the treatment of
The conditions most commonly treated in the clinical setting include acute or chronic pain and stress from many different origins. But apart from pain Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine may be used in the treatment of many other health problems. There is emerging evidence of the benefit of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for many other problems than pain. As more research is being done a fuller picture of conditions and signs and symptoms that can be treated is being formed.
Acupuncture has been widely used in China to assist women with health issues related to menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and menopause. Many health practitioners recommend acupuncture to support IVF treatments due to continuing research suggesting higher success rates of IVF with the addition of acupuncture.
Chinese Medicine recognise a strong effect of the emotions and mental states on the body, and also how pain and other health problems can lead to stress and depression. Acupuncture can often be successful in managing these problems so please talk to one of our practitioners to see whether it is appropriate for your condition.
There are three main ways acupuncture therapy can help:
- Acupuncture relieves symptoms of some specific conditions.
- For long term or degenerative conditions, maintenance treatments can help provide a more comfortable state of health and wellbeing. It can also help to reduce medication requirements and in some cases may prevent the need for more invasive treatments.
- Chinese Medicine may be an effective form of preventative therapy because of its ability to detect and treat imbalances before they lead to serious disease or disharmony. The earlier the disorder is detected and treated, the better.
As previously mentioned, although Chinese Medicine may be relatively new to Western thought, it is a system of medicine that dates back over 2000 years, and as the health complaints of humans haven’t changed drastically over this time, Chinese Medicine is well placed to assist in a large variety of disorders that an individual may present with.
Acupuncture may be able to relieve your painful conditions
Although most people think of Acupuncture as an option for treating pain it has been used to treat problems arising from a wide variety of conditions, both acute and chronic.
Please give us a call to talk to one of our Acupuncturists about your particular concerns. Visit our contact page to get in touch with us!
Many conditions come with Signs and Symptoms that may be suitable for acupuncture treatments to help manage the problem. Research on Acupuncture is still in the early stages with the strength of evidence and list of conditions we can help increasing as more good research is conducted.
There is a lot of information about research on Acupuncture and specific conditions from around the world available on the internet. The Acupuncture Evidence Project is an Australian initiative that attempts to summarize the available research.