TCM Acupuncture is one of the method system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Which uses fine needle insertion through the skin at specific body points, according to the TCM holistic principles. Based on TCM physiology and pathology, TCM acupuncture targets to balance and mental and emotional states of the person. It using body potential. TCM acupuncture counts over 2000 years of observation and practical research of the human body.
This ancient tradition has being continuing by the modern acupuncture research studies (see last research papers at www.acupuncture.org.uk). The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given a great value of acupuncture effectiveness in a long list of diseases. Among them are Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, PMS, Irregular or Painful Periods, Menopausal Syndrome, Migraine, Nausea, Indigestion, Constipation. IBS, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes, Neck-Shoulder/Back/Knee pain, Arthritis, Strains and Sprains, Fluid Retention, Skin Disorders. And Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Insomnia, Post stroke sequelae, etc.
'Acupuncture is suitable for people of all ages, including pregnant women and children. And can be use effectively alongside conventional medicine' (BAcC).One of the most asked question is about safety of acupuncture treatment. The number of scientific research studies in this area has been done in Western countries from the beginning of this century. They concluded that it is safe. If the practitioner has an appropriate education and qualification. Acupuncturists in the United Kingdom should have a Diploma in acupuncture or a License of Acupuncture, membership with BAcC or other officially recognised professional bodies.
For the safety reasons single use sterile acupuncture needles are applie and dispose after each treatment. Every pack of needles seale and opened in front of you, unused needles from open packs will disposed in a special sharp bin.The side effect: sometimes you can get bruise after needle insertion. Very rare tiredness or feeling of dizziness for a short period of time.
If you are under medical supervision, it recommended to inform your doctor about your treatment. Prescribed medication should not be stopp, unless you had a consultation with you doctor about it. Your health insurer can cover the cost of acupuncture treatments. So don't forget to ask your acupuncturist if your health insurer is in the 'open' list of BAcC . Or ask your insurer directly if their insurance policies could cover it with BAcC registered acupuncturist.