Acupuncture can be a helpful treatment option for a wide variety of conditions.
Most of our acupuncture consultations are for musculoskeletal pain.
Analysis of Adrian Lyster's NHS Acupuncture Pain Service over 30 years, including 12,500 patients referred by GPs, shows that the most common referrals were for headache, migraine, back and hip pain, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A study conducted by the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group in 2013 identified significant reductions in medication taken for pain, reduced need for GP consultations and a high degree of patient and GP satisfaction.
We've listed more information below on the conditions we treat and evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of acupuncture.
Read more about conditions we treat
Musculoskeletal (Joint and Muscle) Pain
Several acupuncture trials for chronic pain and osteoarthritis have shown significant benefits from acupuncture, persisting for up to 12 months after treatment finished.
Headaches and Migraines
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) UK has assessed current research evidence and recommends acupuncture for the prevention of Migraine and Headache.
The American College of Physicians has assessed current research evidence and recommends acupuncture for the treatment of back pain. You can read the research here.