What Conditions can be treated? Traditionally acupuncture has been used to treat almost the entire spectrum of illness; physical and psychological, acute and chronic. Acupuncture has a relaxation response with decreased heart rate, lowered blood pressure, stress reduction and increased energy and tissue regeneration. It has been shown to produce a calming or tranquillising action that is of particular interest to people in states of stress.

In the west acupuncture used to be asociated with pain relief and addiction problems, although most people are aware that the Chinese use acupuncture as a form of anaesthetic and for treating other conditions. In fact there are few health problems that acupuncture has not been used to treat, with everything from mouth, eye and respiratory problems through to gastrointestinal problems, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

Common Acupuncture Treatments There are in fact many common conditions that people ask treatment for. Conditions such as Infertility, Smoking, Depression and Anxiety Insomnia, Headaches, Irrital Bowl Syndrome (IBS), Stress, Tension, Back Pain, Sciatica to sporting injuries like Tennis Elbow and a Frozen Shoulder. In fact many common problems or just a general feeling of being unwell and low energy can all be treated.

The best way to find out if you condition can be treated is to have an informal discussion about your condition.

Call Virginia on 0118 934 4688 to have a friendly, confidential, no obligation discussion about acupuncture and other treatments and how they may benefit you.

How Acupuncture can help stress. There is no standard bottled formula for stress. To cope with stress, tension and strain in our lives we often use quick fixes - alcohol, cigarettes, sugar and all sorts of over-the-counter and prescriptive drugs. Food can also be used to cope with stress and emotional discomfort. Many people eat when they feel anxious, depressed and/or stressed. There is no magic stress reduction pill, neither do alcohol, sleeping tablets nor antidepressants offer any real solution to reducing stress. The taking of antidepressants, although often prescribed to reduce stress, offers at best only limited short-term relief and at worst, offers habituation to and even physiological dependence on a particular drug.

Acupuncture can provide a safe and effective tool for stress. It will not, of course, change the circumstances of a person’s life but it will usually produce a feeling of well-being. The practitioner can help restore balance and thus protect health by identifying each individual’s unique energy profile to see where the weak spots are and where support is needed to restore balance. Acupuncture can open a window of opportunity. As the heavy feelings of stress are relieved, a person feels more confidence in his ability to cope with unpleasant aspects of his life situation and make necessary changes.