Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person, rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
There is a growing body of research supporting the benefits of acupuncture:
- The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has a series of fact sheets. These summarise research on a variety of conditions that acupuncture can help with.
- The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance and advice on improving health and social care. NICE recommends acupuncture for the treatment of tension headaches.
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) produced a report listing a wide variety of diseases and disorders that can acupuncture can treat.
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