How Acupuncture Can Help You

People of all ages with a wide range of conditions can benefit from acupuncture. Treatment is aimed at the chinese medicine root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach aims to resolve your problem in a more lasting way, and enhance your wellbeing. You may notice other niggling problems disappear as your main health complaint improves.

Chinese medicine describes health problems in terms of patterns, which are different for each person just as symptoms vary. For nearly every named condition you bring to your practitioner, there are a variety of different syndromes and patterns through which it can be understood. Every symptom has meaning within the eastern tradition, and often seemingly unconnected symptoms can be understood as part of the same underlying Chinese Medicine pattern.

Acupuncture can provide therapeutic and preventative support with many acute and chronic conditions, and Liz endeavours to use styles of acupuncture and treatment techniques appropriate to your needs. Like many acupuncturists Liz may also make dietary or lifestyle reccomendations, or suggest specific exercises including Qi Gong. The traditional practice of acupuncture involves more than just the insertion of needles.

Life Stages

Acupuncture and associated techniques can be used in childhood, for adolescents, during pregnancy, to complement medical treatments and psychological therapies, and into old age. Life changes such as moving house, bereavement, getting divorced, and even getting married can present their own stresses and strains on our health and wellbeing. A course of acupuncture can help us to feel revitalised, more positive and relaxed, and bring us back into balance. Acupuncture aims to help maintain your body’s equilibrium.


Chinese Medicine has benefited from enquiry and research since ancient times. It has developed and refined its understanding of health and illness, and its treatment techniques, over more than 2,000 years. Modern scientific research continues to identify the benefits of acupuncture for patients with many conditions, as well as investigating and measuring details of different effects and mechanisms of acupuncture. 

Information about research into acupuncture can be found on the British Acupuncture Council website, including a variety of acupuncture factsheets about different conditions.

Hugh MacPherson

The UK’s first Professor of Acupuncture Research, he has been involved in many acupuncture studies.

Evidence Based Acupuncture

A compilation website of scientific studies showing the benefits of Acupuncture.


British Acupuncture Council research factsheets.


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