With Spring blooming all around us it seems an appropriate time to start this blog. I hope you will find here ideas that get you thinking, answers to some of your questions about traditional acupuncture and thoughts about health and well-being.
If you are reading this, you probably have an interest in learning what traditional acupuncture and its related therapies can do for you. This very old system of health offers improvement to a vast range of conditions. As advertising restrictions in the UK currently limit me to listing conditions where acupuncture has undergone rigourous randomised double blind trials with verifiable positive outcomes, I am able to (proudly) say that it has proven to show clear benefit in the following conditions:
– tension-related headaches
– knee pain such as that related to osteoarthritis when used as an adjunct therapy
– temporary relief of lower backache
– and migraines
However it is important to bear in mind that traditional acupuncture is a highly developed and individualised system. What does this mean? It means that for each person there may be a different cause for a problem (or a series of problems) and that a condition might manifest in one way for you and in another way for someone else. Fortunately traditional acupuncture is not a one-size-fits-all system and practitioners look at each person with fresh eyes on a case-by-case basis.
If you would like to learn if a health-related condition familiar to you has been the focus of acupuncture research, a good place to start is on the British Acupuncture Council website. To go directly to the information pages, go to evidence-based information about acupuncture. Additionally, the World Health Organisation sets out on its website a vast range of health problems and conditions that it believes can be improved with traditional acupuncture: World Health Organisation and acupuncture.
Or if you prefer, feel free to give me a call or drop me a line and we can talk about your specific situation. My mobile number is 07840 265 903 and you can reach me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back here as I will be updating this section very soon with some new developments.
Thanks for reading.