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The very nature of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine means that its efficacy can't reliably be tested using the same scientific methods applied to Western medication, particularly in the use of randomised controlled trials.

However there is a considerable amount of other research that has been undertaken about acupuncture's uses and benefits.

 

If you are interested in reading about this please click on the link below to reach the British Acupuncture Council's website pages on this topic. Conditions discussed include:

 

 

  • Acne

  • Allergic Rhinitis

  • Anxiety

  • Back pain

  • Childbirth

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Cold and Flu

  • Cystitis

  • Depression

  • Eczema

  • Facial pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Gout

  • Headache

  • Hypertension

  • IBS

  • Insomnia

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Menstrual problems

  • Migraines

  • Osteoarthritis

  • PMS

  • Sciatica

  • Sinusitis

  • Sports Injuries

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Urinary Incontinence

British Acupuncture Council factsheets:

 

www.acupuncture.org.uk/category/a-to-z-of-conditions

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