I thought it might be helpful to give an insight into the conditions, illnesses or problems that I'm currently treating to demonstrate the breadth and scope of acupuncture. I expect some will not come as a surprise but others might. One consistent theme in my practice is fertility and gynaecological issues. Acupuncture treatment in this area is well documented and I would say that 50% of my patients fall into this category. Indeed successfully treated fertility patients come back to me to help them through pregnancy for such things as morning sickness. I have also recently 'turned' babies lying in the wrong position to avoid difficulties in child birth. Beyond that, period problems are a common complaint seen in clinic. This includes endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. About 10% of my patients fall into this capacity.
Next is musculo-skeletal problems such as sciatica, neck, shoulder and back pain. Again about 10% .
Then migraine is well treated through acupuncture so I am regularly treating patients with this problem.
A smaller part of my work is with emotional and mental instability with depression and anxiety/panic attacks at the forefront.
Then there are the rarer cases which currently include fibromyalgia, prolapse, autoimmune diseases, and skin complaints. So its a very varied practice which is very fulfilling.
#Acupuncture #Fertility #Migraine #Endometriosis #PCOS #Sciatica #Pregnancy
Verity Allen - BSc, BA, MBAcC, Lic Ac