How can acupuncture help me?

Many people turn to traditional acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing.

As traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of health complaints.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies, children and the elderly. It can be very effective on its own and is also often integrated with conventional medical treatment.

Traditional acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of symptoms resulting from illness and clearly defined complaints, as well as improving general wellbeing and promoting relaxation.

A growing body of evidence-based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture, as practised by British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) members, safely treats a wide range of common health problems including short-term relief of symptoms such as low back pain, tension-type headaches and migraine-type headaches. Acupuncture can also help temporarily relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee, together with exercise and conventional medicine. 

Take a look at the British Acupuncture Council's research fact sheets to find out more about how traditional acupuncture can help you [click here].

And to talk about how traditional acupuncture can work for you, get in touch with your local BAcC acupuncturist.

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    Traditional acupuncture is part of the healthcare system in China.
    A 5,000-year-old mummy found in the Alps, named Ötzi, has tattoos on acupuncture points. Some historians believe acupuncture was widely practised in Eurasia during the Bronze Age.