About acupuncture

Acupuncture is based on principles which have evolved over nearly two thousand years. There is a growing body of evidence-based clinical research showing that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems.

How acupuncture works

Acupuncture works on the principle that illness and pain occur when the natural equilibrium of the body becomes out of balance. It recognises that physical, emotional and mental factors are all interdependent and part of the necessary balance for good health.  By accessing channels which flow through the body acupuncture stimulates the natural healing process and restores equilibrium.  The focus of treatment is based on the individual, not the illness, and the diagnosis is unique to each individual.

As more people experience first-hand the benefits of acupuncture, it is being increasingly recognised as a valid and effective treatment option for a range conditions.

Conditions treated

The World Health Organisation has documented a wide variety of diseases and disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials and proven to be effective.  CLICK to view the World Health Organisation list of over 80 conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown.

The links below provide information about how acupuncture helps some of the most common conditions I treat and a summary of the clinical evidence compiled to date. N.B. this list gives an indication of the types of conditions which benefit from acupuncture but it is in no way exhaustive.
Please contact me to discuss how acupuncture can help your condition.

Back Pain
Cancer Care
Painful Periods
Frozen Shoulder
Headaches & Migraines
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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