Are there long-term benefits of acupuncture?

According to a recent survey, three million people in the UK have acupuncture each year to assist with a range of mental and physical problems.

Of those, a third were referred through the NHS – evidence that general practitioners and specialists have seen both the short and long-term benefits of acupuncture in recent years.

Acupuncture can provide relief for patients suffering from a range of ailments, such as sports injuries, chronic pain, headaches, and fertility issues – to name only a few.

However, ongoing studies and research have started to demonstrate how acupuncture can help with both mental and physical health in the long term.

One of the primary ways acupuncture can help is with pain relief.

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Four benefits of ‘LI 4’ acupuncture point

The LI 4 (Large Intestine) acupuncture point is one of the most frequently used and favoured by practitioners because of its wide variety of benefits.

Located on the dorsum of the hand, in between the first and second metacarpal bone on the radial side, it is highly effective in relieving a wide range of symptoms.

Here, we look at the leading four benefits of the LI 4 acupuncture point to help you understand just some of the ways acupuncture can help your overall health and wellbeing.

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10 year review of Acupuncture That Works!

As 2021 draws to a close I am taking time to reflect not only this year, but ten years in business. I thought, therefore, I would share my first chapter in my book which came out 1st April 2021 exactly five years since my mastectomy. As a teenager I always heard from my English teacher there was a book in everyone. Never in a million years though, did I think I would I say this….

So, here is the start of mine…

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Acupuncture for asthma and allergies

According to Asthma UK, 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving asthma treatments, and the latest NHS   data suggests that 1 in 4 people will suffer from allergies at some point in their lives.

Often these conditions are lifelong issues that sufferers will struggle to manage, but thankfully, alternative therapies such as acupuncture can be highly effective when used independently or in conjunction with medication.

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Acupuncture points that boost fertility

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), it is estimated that infertility affects one in seven heterosexual couples in the UK.

Fertility issues affect a lot more people than we realise, and can affect both men and women for a variety of reasons.

Ovulatory disorders, tube damage, uterine or peritoneal disorders account for some of the most common causes.

That being said, 25 per cent of fertility issues are unexplained, and factors such as weight, stress, age, and lifestyle choices can all play a part.

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