Acupuncture has been practised in China for more than 3000 years and has continued for so long because it usually works! Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific places on the body. Anyone can be treated with acupuncture – even children and babies.
Both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been used successfully for many thousands of years to help bring relief to a wide range of conditions. The British Acupuncture Council has prepared Research based fact sheets for over 60 conditions especially for their website: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/category/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions.html
These fact sheets are produced to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research, and how acupuncture may be beneficial. You should always consult your GP if you have any concerns, or talk to a registered acupuncturist.
If you have never had acupuncture before you may wonder what it feels like. The treatments can induce many sensations and in some cases people find they are scared at first, but then surprised to find it does not hurt at all. Numbness, aching, tingling, warmth and movement are common sensations to have during treatment. The most common sensation is a feeling of calm and well-being. An acupuncturist’s objective is to make your treatment pain-free.
To prevent contamination, ALL needles used at Acupuncture Works are sterile, single use and disposable.