Acupuncture is based upon medical principles which
have been developed, researched and refined for over 2000 years. Scientists believe that it works by stimulating the
nervous system, through the insertion of very fine, hair like, needles and does not carry a risk of adverse side effects.
Acupuncture generally works by correcting a persons
underlying imbalances which, if left untreated, can create ill health or loss
of function and general well-being. When a person is perfectly balanced, they
stay well and function optimum levels. Acupuncture focuses on improving the well being of
the patient as a whole and as such it can help people with a wide range of
The British Acupuncture Council has compiled research
documents into the effective treatment of acupuncture and currently lists a number of
health conditions acupuncture can treat.
In addition the World Health Organisation (WHO) has a section of research dedicated to Acupuncture, in particular they list the
diseases or disorders for which acupuncture has been tested in controlled