Lower Back Pain
In 2009 NICE's (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) published a report stating that acupuncture could be offered as a treatment for chronic lower back pain.
Traditional acupuncture has been used for over 2,000 years to alleviate back pain and British Acupuncture Council members have for many years been successfully treating patients for this condition either in private practice or working within the NHS. I myself have helped a lot of people with back pain, ranging from pain associated with arthritis, through to back pain caused by a work related activities or accidents. NICE recommends up to 12 sessions of treatment. My experience is that this is a fair prediction, though my patients have reported that they often feel an immediate relief from pain and often only 4 to 8 sessions are needed to sort the problem out.
Back pain affects more than 1.1 million people in the UK with 95% of patients suffering from lower back pain problems. Recent research has shown that acupuncture treatment can be effective in treating back pain and introducing acupuncture treatment on the NHS can be very beneficial for patients who are suffering from the one of the nation’s main reasons for work-related sickness absence.
Slow down the ageing process with Acupuncture for Facial Revitalisation
Facial revitalisation offers a natural alternative to those surgical facelifts or cosmetic procedures that we so often see the rich and famous pursuing. For thousands of years the Chinese have known that beauty comes from within. We know that our face often reflects the state of our body mind and spirit.
Facial Acupuncture treats mind, body and spirit and may remove as many as 5 to 15 years from the face, with results being apparent after only a few treatments. It is far less costly than clinical treatment, safe and has no side effects. It can help muscle tone, increase collagen production, help with fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness and can help hormonal acne.
Spring and summer are seasons for allergies. Our immune system can overreact to allergens brought on by wind, grass or weed pollen causing symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, headache and fatigue.
A recent (November 2008) randomised trial involving over 5000 patients concluded that treating patients with allergic rhinitis in routine care with additional acupuncture leads to clinically relevant and persistent benefits. click here to view the pubmed reference.
Acupuncture for Runners
The Times (20 April 2009) stated that the "latest trend" for runners "is acupuncture to ease weary limbs, niggling injuries and post-race fatigue."
Paula Radcliffe and Maria Sharapova have admitted to using it.