Acupuncture makes sense of your condition through a thorough understanding of your signs and symptoms and their relationship to how your body works rather than by a named Western diagnosis. Indeed two people with the same named condition may receive different acupuncture treatments according to their Traditional Chinese diagnosis. That is because acupuncture is holistic therapy whose strength lies in recognising the relationship between both the “roots” and “branches” of illness.
It is a common misconception that acupuncture is just about pain relief. It is true that acupuncture is a very effective treatment for a huge range of pain conditions, however this really is the tip of the iceberg.
Below is a list of conditions for which the World Health Organisation has recognised acupuncture to be an effective treatment. However this list is not exhaustive and if your specific problem is not listed do not despair.
Many people also have acupuncture to maintain good health, find a sense of well-being and prevent illness.