Acupuncture: The Evidence
What can Acupuncture help with?
Research is increasingly showing acupuncture to be effective for a range of different health conditions. However, the evidence is stronger for some conditions than for others. You can also check out Nick’s acupuncture research podcast where he discusses the latest evidence with some of the leading experts in the field!
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture has been shown to have a positive therapeutic effect on every physiological system in the body including; the nervous system, the immune system, the circulatory system and the muscles and tissues.
Crucially, acupuncture can help restore the body to homeostasis (internal physiological balance). By regulating the nervous system it can reduce stress and activate our ‘rest and digest’ state, thereby stimulating the body’s own innate healing and recovery mechanisms.
Wondering if Acupuncture can help you?
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Acupuncture has been shown be to be effective for a range of health conditions including chronic pain, and shows great potential for providing an evidence-based solution for a wide range of modern health issues. For a summary of the latest scientific evidence for specific conditions, please see the acupuncture evidence page.
Yes. Several large-scale studies have been conducted on the safety of Acupuncture. Considering all the possible risks of the treatment the studies repeatably demonstrate that
Acupuncture is an exceptionally safe therapy when provided by properly trained professionals, and serious adverse reactions are very rare.