In the UK, there are two professional groups that practice acupuncture. One will have completed three years of Chinese traditional medical studies, the other group (which we fall into as osteopaths and physiotherapists) will have completed between 3 and 5 years of western medical studies and studied acupuncture as a post graduate study. The advantage of the latter is that we are fully aware of the body’s physiology and the effects that acupuncture can have on it, so you can be sure in the knowledge that you are in safe hands.
We are members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and safely and effectively use acupuncture and electro acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions from migraines (for which acupuncture now has a robust enough evidence base to be recommended as a treatment option in NICE guidelines which means GPS and hospitals can recommend and use it as a treatment option) to chronic pain.
Conditions we often see in our clinic
Overactive bladder syndrome (through electroacupuncture at the point SP6).
The list above is limited by the current rules governing advertising, and how they are interpreted. If you have a question about the possible role of acupuncture in a specific medical condition, please contact us. Acupuncture is already available in most hospital pain clinics and it is provided by an ever-increasing number of GPs and hospital doctors.
We are registered with all the major health insurance companies and emergency appointments are available so contact us via telephone on 01494 727859 (Amersham) or 01753 362262 (Gerrards Cross) or 01494 416100(Beaconsfield) or use the contact form below.