Acupuncture is being increasingly recognised as an effective treatment option for a range of conditions. Some people come to acupuncture for help with specific conditions, others come because they feel generally unwell or ‘out of sorts’. Many people experience general improvements in their life such as their sleep, energy, digestion, ability to cope with general stresses and strains, and emotional well-being.
I have experience of treating people who have the following conditions:
Acute and chronic pain, such as back pain and sciatica, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck tension, tennis elbow, arthritis, plantar fasciitis and carpel tunnel syndrome,
Emotional problems, such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, obsessive disorders and insomnia
Gynaecological and hormonal problems such as period pain, PMS, infertility, endometriosis, irregular periods, PCOS, pelvic pain, menopausal symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats , and pregnancy care including morning sickness.
Digestive problems, such as IBS, diarrhoea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux
Neurological problems, such as Migraines, Headaches, Stroke sequilae, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathic pain, dizziness and restless leg syndrome,
Chronic pain and fatigue conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
Respiratory conditions, such as Asthma, breathlessness, rhinitis and hay fever,
And many others, including urinary disorders, chemotherapy side-effects, skin conditions…
The World Health Organisation has documented a wide variety of diseases and disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials. See here for the World Health Organisation’s list of conditions that can be treated with acupuncture
The links below provide information from The British Acupuncture Council about how acupuncture helps some of the most common conditions I treat and a summary of the clinical evidence compiled to date.
Anxiety – see my blog post on anxiety here
Diabetes – see my blog post on diabetes here
Fertility – see my blog post on fertility here
Hayfever – see my blog post on hayfever here
Headaches & Migraines
Insomnia – see my blog post on insomnia here
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nausea and Vomiting
Please note: this list gives an indication of the types of conditions that people have acupuncture for, but it is in no way exhaustive.
Please contact me to discuss how acupuncture can help your condition.
Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol