Acupuncture can be used in many conditions from the common cold to addictions, allergic rhinitis, anxiety and stress, headaches and migraine, infertility, irritable bladder, muscular problems, nausea and vomiting, pain and women’s health.
However, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled that the following claims of treatment by acupuncture is likely to be acceptable in only short-term improvement in the symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome (through electro-acupuncture at the SP6 point and short-term relief of tension type headaches, migraine headaches, chronic low back pain, neck pain or chronic neck pain, temporomandibular (TMD/TMJ) pain and a temporary adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain. They state that any claims to treat or cure other conditions cannot be substantiated and any relief achieved may be temporary or ‘short term’.
Acupuncture should not be used to diagnose conditions or delay seeking medical advice and interventions where needed. You may be asked to seek medical advice prior to your treatment or if any concerns are raised.