require statements to be supported by measured scientific evidence, making it extremely difficult for us to recommend Acupuncture and indeed alternative therapies for specific conditions.
is part of a much older system of medicine that has existed for at least 4000 years, long before science. It is unlikely that acupuncture would have lasted were it not successful.
therapy attempts to restore balance and promote health and healing by treating the Qi/Chi or the body’s vital energy.
Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions, or because they feel generally unwell, but have no clear diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture for their feeling of wellbeing or to help maintain good health.
has a useful link highlighting research into Acupuncture and its use with certain conditions whilst discussing the benefits and limitations of research:-
British Acupuncture Council
Other useful sites that discuss the research into acupuncture are:-
Acupuncture Clinical Trials
National Center for