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Other common uses

Other common uses

‘NHS choices’ at states that acupuncture is often used to treat the following: (further information on the evidence for the use of acupuncture in these conditions, can be found at this  website under ‘evidence’).

Headache and migraine

Chronic pain, including neck and back pain

Joint pain

Dental pain

Post-operative pain

Post-operative nausea and vomiting

Allergies, including hay fever and eczema


Depression and anxiety

Digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Infertility and menstrual disorders


However there is no one health condition or set of conditions that acupuncture is meant to treat. Instead like most acupuncturists I use the treatment for patients with an extremely wide range of health conditions but with the focus on traditional Chinese diagnosis not the western medical condition.