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Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture helps a range of conditions, especially if stress-related, such as skin disorders (psoriasis, eczema), insomnia, anxiety, depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is used to support cancer care, helping to minimise the effects of radiation and chemotherapy, and improve physical and mental wellbeing. Acupuncture has an immune-modulating influence, so helpful for allergies and autoimmune conditions, as mentioned on this site. Contact Tracey Goulding if you are unsure if acupuncture can help you.
The UK’s leading professional organisation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the British Acupuncture Council, has put together accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. These Fact Sheets provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial.
The British Acupuncture Council’s Fact Sheets cover the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cancer care
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Childbirth
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Colds and flu
  • COPD
  • Cystitis
  • Dementia
  • Dentistry
  • Depression
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Endometriosis
  • Facial pain
  • Female fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Gastrointestinal tract disorders
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Herpes
  • HIV infection
  • Hypertension I
  • Infertility/ART
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Kidney stones
  • Male infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Obesity
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Palliative care
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • PCOS
  • Post-operative pain
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Puerperium
  • R Raynaud’s
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse
  • Tennis elbow
  • Thyroid disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vertigo

Builder, age 20: Guttate Psoriasis

Chris has been suffering from guttate psoriasis since he was 11 years old. Medical treatment consisted of UVA light therapy, medication to reduce cell growth and corticosteroid gels. His medical history revealed a poor diet, recreational drugs and stress management difficulties. His rash was all over his body but worse in certain areas. After the first session, the arms and legs improved but his back got worse. He improved his diet, stopped taking recreational drugs and also started to include calming techniques. At the third session, there were no signs of any rash on his arms and legs and only a small amount on his back. Chris was to continue his lifestyle changes and have further treatment during stressful times, when the psoriasis may flare-up.

Researcher, age 52: Insomnia

Nigel was prone to episodes of anxiety, depression and insomnia. The prospect of potentially been made redundant was causing him anxiety and sleep disturbance. This was then making it hard for him to function at his job. He wanted treatment to resolve his insomnia, with quick results. Due to the severity of his disturbed sleep and need to reestablish his sleep patterns quickly, we initiated twice weekly sessions for 3 weeks. I would see him in the evening and he would always have a good sleep the night of the acupuncture, then gradually this worsened. By the third week the treatment was sustaining better and he felt his anxiety levels were much lower. We followed this by 2 weekly sessions, after which he was back to his usual sleeping patterns.

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