What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine – a tried and tested healthcare system that has been practised for thousands of years in China and the Far East. The first known book of Chinese Medicine, The Classic of Internal Medicine of the Yellow Emperor, dates back to between the first century BC and the first century AD. All styles currently practised around the world trace their roots back to this text.
How can Traditional Acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints to more general feelings of ill health and low energy. Take a look at the British Acupuncture Council’s research fact sheet here to find out more about how traditional acupuncture can help you.
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends acupuncture for the treatment of migraines, headaches and back pain on the NHS.
The NHS recognizes acupuncture’s efficacy for the following conditions as a result of reasonable scientific evidence:
Chronic back pain
Pain and discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy
Nausea and vomiting after an operation
Pain and discomfort during oocyte retrieval (a procedure used during IVF)
Osteoarthritis of the knee
If you would like to ask about a specific condition that you have, and are wondering whether acupuncture can help, please do not hesitate to contact Chiho.