Conditions Treated

Will acupuncture benefit  me?

Even though acupuncture is concerned with treating the whole person and every individual is unique, I am often asked if a specific named condition will respond well to treatment. I’m pleased to say that in most cases acupuncture can make a difference. As a rough guide I always expect you to be able to see a positive change in your symptoms within the first 4 to 6 treatments.

The World Health Organization publishes a comprehensive list of conditions which research shows respond well to acupuncture.

These are just some of the conditions they list:

Aches and pains: Low back pain, Tennis elbow, Sciatica, Neck pain, Sprains, Knee pain, Facial pain, Headache, Postoperative pain.
Allergic rhinitis ( hay fever )
Dysmenorrhoea,( period pain)
Hypertension, ( high blood pressure )
Arthritic conditions: Periarthritis of shoulder, Rheumatoid arthritis.
Pregnancy related issues: Morning sickness, Malposition of fetus ( correction of), Induction of labour.
Digestive disorders: Nausea and vomiting, Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

There are many more diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown and further research data is being compiled.

If you are interested in more detailed information The British Acupuncture Council produce research fact-sheets about different conditions that acupuncture can help.

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Treatment FAQ’s

I don’t have a diagnosis

That’s fine. Before starting treatment I will always carry out a full consultation and determine a diagnosis in based in traditional Chinese medicine. This diagnosis is used to form the best treatment plan for your condition.

I have several things wrong.

Acupuncture is all about restoring balancing the body, so many different conditions  will respond as your body gets back into balance. You don’t need a separate  treatment for each condition you have.

Does it hurt?

I’m always asked this question and the answer is no! When the needle is in the correct position there may be a slight ache or tingling sensation, but it’s not a painful treatment.


Hazel Andrews Lic Ac MAcS
7 Ash Gardens, South Marston
Swindon Wilts SN3 4XX
Tel: 01793 827507

Opening Hours

Mon – Thur: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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01793 827507

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