Does Acupuncture Work?

IMG_4814.JPGThe strongest testament to the effectiveness of Acupuncture is that it has  been practiced  continuously for over 2000 years.

In the West, the World Health Organization published a groundbreaking study in 2004 which included a  list_of conditions_treatable_with_acupuncture.

A more recent study, from The Acupuncture Evidence Project,  is shown below.

The Acupuncture Evidence Project reviewed the effectiveness of acupuncture for 122 treatments over 14 clinical areas. They found some evidence of effect for 117 conditions. “Our study found evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 conditions, with stronger evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness for some conditions than others. Acupuncture is considered safe in the hands of a well-trained practitioner and has been found to be cost-effective for some conditions. The quality and quantity of research into acupuncture’s effectiveness is increasing.” Acupuncture Evidence Project, p55

For more information visit the website evidencebasedacupuncture.org 

Acupuncture is just one modality of Chinese Medicine. Practitioners also use other modalities including Chinese Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Cupping, Guasha, Tui Na Massage and Qigong.

Treatment addresses the whole person and considers their lifestyle, relationships, environment and mental/emotional state. Even conditions not listed above may respond well to acupuncture.

Contact Didi to discuss your situation and if acupuncture with her is a good fit.