Acupuncture can be beneficial with treating
short term relief in stress related illnesses such as tension type headaches and migraine headaches.
A recent independent study jointly carried
out by the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK was conducted to increase awareness of acupuncture and its benefits for treating anxiety.
Research shows acupuncture may be beneficial in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic lower back pain and chronic neck pain.
The BAcC (British Acupuncture Council) is the largest association representing practitioners
of traditional acupuncture in the UK with over 3,000 members.
Accredited Voluntary Register
The BAcC is a charter member of the Accredited Voluntary Register scheme run
by the government backed Professional Standards Authority. It was set up by the Government to improve standards
and safety for the welfare of the public. This guarantees high standards in safe practice, codes of conduct and training.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine dating back over 2000 years. Fine needles are inserted into specific points linked along ‘channels' or ‘meridians’ on the body where Qi (‘chee’) flows. Qi is your body’s vital energy and by regulating its flow, it helps to maintain your body’s equilibrium making acupuncture an effective therapy for restoring well being.
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
Research shows that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions.
Some of them are listed below, but more information and research fact sheets on many conditions can be found
on the BAcC website www.acupuncture.org.uk