What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupunture for fertility

Benefits of Treatment

Although best known for the control and management of pain, Acupuncture may benefit a wide variety of disorders.  Acupuncture can effectively treat allergies such as sinusitis as it can also treat colds, bronchitis, and asthma. Shingles, specific facial pain and plantar fasciitis can often be helped and reduced through Acupuncture. Nerve pains and muscle and joint complaints, including paralysis following stroke or accidents, frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis. All respond well with Acupuncture. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), short-sightedness and cataracts are a few of the eye disorders acupuncture benefits—more remarkably, phantom limb pain.


Acupuncture can be effective enough to reduce or eliminate the need to take drugs to control pain or symptoms with certain health conditions. Acupuncture may help to improve and rebalance organ systems such as the digestive, liver and cardiovascular systems. Side effects of long term pain killer use are well documented and extremely worrying. Additional benefits of Acupuncture are faster recovery from injuries, decreased symptoms of stress and improved circulation.  Many post-surgical patients find that acupuncture treatment is effective in increasing energy and brings a sense of vitality. It also benefits the individual by restoring a sense of “normal self” after surgery or illness. Many emotional or psychological disorders can be treated by Acupuncture, which benefits addictions, phobias, obsessive behaviour, eating disorders, and anxiety. Acupuncture can also be beneficial when used alongside conventional medical treatments for both acute and chronic disease.

Acupuncture is often used as a form of complementary preventative medicine. Treatment is really beneficial in preventing illness from occurring.  The treatment strengthens the general constitution and can correct a feeling of being unwell, although there is no physical disorder, imbalance or illness in the traditional Western medicine sense.

At some time in our lives, most of us will suffer from injuries, pain or perhaps a condition arising from the musculoskeletal system or have real health-related problems. Remember, Acupuncture can help us back to health and is often very effective in areas where all else has failed. Most of the patients that visit our practice are from patient recommendations.  Acupuncture can make an enormous difference in an individuals ability to live an active & healthy lifestyle.


A recent government study into Acupuncture and back pain (NHS N.I.C.E studies) shows that  Acupuncture and Osteopathy are some of the most effective treatments for musculoskeletal pain, and there are no harmful side effects there are with all prescribed painkillers. An increasing number of medical doctors acknowledge the effectiveness of an Osteopathic approach to treatment and, in many cases, refer patients directly to us.


Hatfield Practice

  • No Waiting Lists –Hatfield Practice provides excellent value, fast access to Acupuncture treatment.
  • Immediate Convenient Appointments – Day, Evening & Weekends; Our Acupuncturists work late appointments so you can fit treatments after work.
  • We have over thirty years of experience – Treatment includes joints, disc, nerve, musculoskeletal pain, and sports injury.
  • Acupuncture is Great  Diagnosis and Treatment – Our ability to cross-refer between Physio, Osteopathy, or  Acupuncture means you receive a premium treatment. Great for rapid recovery.
  • Always from us 100% Individual Professional Attention – Our Acupuncturists ensure professional treatment and guaranteed privacy.
  • All  Acupuncture Treatments  Are Bespoke and Made Just for You – We provide optimum treatment times to help you better fast.
  • Hands-on Licensed Acupuncture – It is our strength. All treatment and advice are tailored to your personal needs.
  • Courtesy calls – To establish the effectiveness of your Acupuncture treatments and answer any questions. 


Understanding Acupuncture Approach

Acupuncture seeks to restore positive energy flow throughout your body and works directly with the body’s energy or Qi  (Chee).  Acupuncturists believe that all illnesses are due to a  disturbance of natural energy that flows through our bodies. Sometimes the Qi or vital energy becomes stuck, depleted or weakened. They also believe that the weakened Qi may make the individual more susceptible to illness.  Acupuncture aims to restore the bodies Qi’s through Acupuncture by using specific Acupuncture points, massage, cupping or Chinese herbs.

Clinical trials have proven acupuncture effective in treating various medical conditions, and its use has been expanded into conventional mainstream medicine practices. GPs often use it for musculoskeletal pain.

Acupuncture has been in the press recently for its effectiveness with IVF and male and female fertility treatments.

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