What does Chinese medicine treat?

Chinese medicine is a complete form of medicine that has been used to treat the population of Asia and their health needs for centuries. These conditions are often treated:

  • Skin diseases, including acne, eczema, psoriasis & herpes
  • Women's problems such as PMT, period pain, menopause & infertility
  • Muscular skeletal conditions: tennis elbow, back-pain, osteo- & rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder,
      sciatica, & sports injuries
  • Psychological conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, stress, depression, & mood swings
  • Neurological conditions: neuralgia, stroke recovery, headaches, migraines & dizziness
  • Chronic fatigue and tiredness
  • Respiratory problems including hayfever, sinusitis, asthma, coughs & bronchitis
  • Digestive complaints such as diarrhoea, colitis, constipation, indigestion & IBS


Why a professional acupuncturist?

In the UK there's no legal 'protection of title' for acupuncturists or herbalists; this means that anyone can claim to be an 'acupuncturist' or herbalist. So people do; maybe a few weekend courses on top of training in another area and they're suddenly a 'medical acupuncturist'... It may well work for some things, but it isn't 'acupuncture' in the way most of us think of it as there's little connection to Chinese medicine and the multitude of treatment options it offers.

In all forms of medicine the key to successful treatment depends on the accuracy of the diagnosis and the ability to diagnose relies on good training and clinical experience.


How many treatments?

It's difficult to say how many treatments any issue will take to get better; it usually depends on how long the issue has been a problem and how bad it is, but both practitioner and patient should notice a significant improvement in two to three treatments.


Safety?

Reports of adverse reactions to either acupuncture or herbal medicine are very rare, while any treatment carries a risk of an adverse reaction. The important question is how big is the risk. Treatments at the Wimborne Chinese medicine clinic are as gentle as possible and all relevant guidelines are rigidly adhered to. The RCHM and BAcC demand high standards of their members and are seeking statutory regulation with the government. They strongly recommend the public seek help for medical issues from properly qualified practitioners with membership of recognised UK professional bodies.



If you have any questions about acupuncture and how it can help you please email Justin Hextall