Acupuncture originates from China and has been practised there for thousands of years. Although there are records of Acupuncture being used hundreds of years ago in Europe, it was during the second half of the twentieth century it began to spread rapidly in Western Europe, the United States and Canada.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient's skin at specific points on the body - the needles are inserted to various depths to stimulate the nervous system, muscles and connective tissues and can encourage pain relief and promote healing and well-being.
The medical community is not in conclusive agreement about how acupuncture works scientifically. However, we do know that it does have a wide range of therapeutic benefits. Acupuncture can work well for both acute and chronic conditions and is used at Fix as a standalone treatment or as part of a team approach to your condition. If you want to find out how Acupuncture might be able to help you, why not get in touch?
What can acupuncture treat?
A 2003 report by the World Health Organisation found 28 conditions for which there is good evidence of Acupuncture's efficiency. The report also found evidence that had shown many other conditions for which Acupuncture may be able to help. The 28 Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment are:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Induction of labour
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Nausea and vomiting
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder