There are many symptoms, physical, mental and emotional that Five Element Acupuncture can help.
The British Acupuncture Council has produced a number of evidence-based fact sheets covering over 60 conditions, including:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Digestive Disorders e.g. IBS
- Gynaecological issues
- Headache and Migraines
- High Blood Pressure
- Irregular or Painful periods
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Acupuncture and Fertility
Many people try acupuncture for fertility issues, and often with great success. One of the greatest strengths of Five Element Acupuncture is the fact that it deals with the emotional, as well as the physical: helping with the stress and anxiety that often goes with trying to conceive. As there are no set protocols, treatment is guided by your individual needs.
Acupuncture has been shown to boost blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, regulate fertility hormones, and regulate the menstrual cycle. In men it has been shown to improve sperm maturation and increase testosterone levels.
My aim is to support and assist you along the stages of your journey of the fertility process. Whether you are conceive naturally, or are looking for acupuncture to go safely alongside IVF, I’ll do everything I can to help.
Acupuncture and Back Pain
Back pain can affect anyone at any age and is one of the UK’s main reasons for work-related sickness absence. In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended acupuncture as a way of managing non-specific lower back pain.
A Five Element acupuncturist will approach the problem in the context of how a patient’s back pain relates to the overall functioning of their body: how and when the problem developed and how the person is coping with it. Unless the pain has arisen as a consequence of an injury, it often is part of the larger picture of what is happening within the body, enabling an individualised, rather than a formulaic treatment to be prescribed.
Acupuncture – Health Maintenance
In ancient China, Acupuncture was used as a form of preventative medicine. Increasingly, many people use acupuncture as a way of keeping their health on an even keel – a regular treatment program can help people maintain their sense of wellbeing on a day to day basis.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch. A 15 minute consultation is free and will tell you if and how acupuncture could help you.