Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine. The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain health for thousands of years. Nowadays more and more people are finding this long established therapy can offer an effective solution to all manner of today’s ills. – BAcC leaflet
The results of some research studies into acupuncture are very promising and we remain strong supporters of its use as part of a coordinated approach, though there is often very little hard evidence to prove its effectiveness in terms of accepted Western medical standards. – Zita West Clinic.
(About the situation of Modern and Clinical research of Acupuncture with Western standards please see the page: About Chinese Medicine)
How does Acupuncture work?
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body`s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin ( which is like a network connecting all the internal organs, tissues, muscle and bore etc.) This energy is know as qi ( qi has great influence on Blood circulation).
The flow of qi can be disturbed by any number of factors. These can include emotional states, weather conditions, hereditary factors, stressful life style etc. When the qi is unbalanced, illness may result. The practitioner inserts ultra-fine needles at chosen points along the channels. The aim is to stimulate the body`s own healing response and restore its natural balance .
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition, as well as your symptoms. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of your problem. -reference from BAcC leaflets
What can acupuncture do for me?
Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illness and symptoms, such as headaches, vomiting, neck and back ache, arthritic and dental pain and also more general feelings of ill health or low energy.
Conditions commonly treated fall into the following categories of disorder :
eye, ear, nose and throat ; circulatory ; gastrointestinal ; gynaecological ; genito-urinary ; immune ; musculo-skeletal ; neurological ; repiratory ; emotional and psychological ; addiction.
Many women choose to have acupuncture throughout pregnancy and childbirth. In addition it is increasingly used by couples dealing with problems of fertility or to support IVF treatment. - BAcC leaflets