Acupuncture is a very safe and reliable medical intervention that is used today by literally millions of people around the world. Many agencies, such as the World Health Organisation, and NICE (National Institute of Clinic Excellence – UK) recommend acupuncture. Governments of Switzerland, Cuba, and China, include acupuncture in their health care programme.

The World Health Organisation – WHO – have highlighted a range of conditions for which acupuncture is deemed suitable .

Because acupuncture works holistically it is often useful to see the more general effects of acupuncture before looking at the specifics. These subtle but important changes to the way our bodies function, as demonstrated through scientific research, can help to make sense of some of the findings in the WHO report on acupuncture.

But remember, in reality we treat the person, not symptoms.

General Effects of Acupuncture

Related Conditions

Acupuncture can increase or decrease body temperature.

  • Helps combat fevers
  • Male and female fertility are both affected by body temperature
  • Reynaud’s disease and other circulation problems

Acupuncture can promote or decrease sweating

  • Night sweats
  • Menopausal hot flushes with sweats
  • Many infectious disease
  • Fevers associated with systemic disease
  • Idiopathic Hyperhydrosis (excess sweating)

Acupuncture can increase or decrease the heart rate

  • Bradycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Arrhythmia

Acupuncture can promote steady and deep breathing

  • Lack of energy
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Hyperventilation
  • Chronic lung disease

Acupuncture can calm the mind and energise the body

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Somnolence
  • Depression

Acupuncture can slow down or speed up peristaltic action

  • Improves digestive function
  • Malabsorption
  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

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Roisin is no longer taking patients in order to spend more time teaching classical acupuncture to a wider audience. For more information on Roisin's work, please click here