Acupuncture is a holistic therapy which has been practised in China for over 2000 years, and is now becoming increasingly popular in Western countries. Research indicates that acupuncture can be beneficial for a wide variety of conditions. In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that acupuncture be available on the NHS as a cost effective short term treatment for the management of persistent non-specific lower back pain. NICE also recommends acupuncture for migraines and tension-type headaches.
For more information, and to obtain factsheets about acupuncture and specific conditions, please visit the British Acupuncture Council website, www.acupuncture.org.uk
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine, sterile needles into areas of the body known as acupoints. These aim to affect the flow of energy, or qi and encourage the body’s own natural healing process. Needles are usually left in for up to 20 minutes. Many patients find the treatment extremely relaxing and often fall asleep.
The Acupuncturist at Abbey Chiropractic Clinic qualified at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York, one of Europe’s most respected acupuncture training institutions. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK regulatory body of acupuncture practitioners.
To read more about Jazmin Warden (BSc Hons), Abbey Chiropractic Clinic’s Acupuncturist, then please visit the ‘Our Practitioners’ page.