As well as being used generally for energy balancing in order to maintain health and well-being., acupuncture can also be used to treat a wide range of specific conditions.

  • back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, knee pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, osteoarthritic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • IBS and other gastro-intestinal disorders
  • sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma
  • headaches, migraines
  • chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiplesclerosis
  • eczema and psoriasis
  • cystitis, urinary incontinence
  • PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, period pain,
  • Nausea and vomiting including morning sickness
  • menopausal symptoms (hot flushes)
  • male & female fertility problems
  • childbirth (breech presentation, induction)

The British Acupuncture Council produces a series of evidence based factsheets which covers all of the above conditions and more. These research based factsheets can be viewed using “Browse the facts” in the Evidence section on the Homepage of the British Acupuncture Council website.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also has a list of conditions that acupuncture can be used to treat also based on medical evidence. See links below;

WHO Link – click here

BAcC Link – click here