For people living with long-term conditions, acupuncture can help manage some of the symptoms and effects. Sometimes acupuncture can also slow progression of these illnesses.
Long-term conditions include fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple sclerosis (MS), osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, post stroke conditions.
People with long-term conditions who have acupuncture treatment experience a range of outcomes. Some of the effects relate directly to symptoms and to medication — some people find their symptoms improve to the extent that their GP or specialist will advise reducing or stopping medication — others experience more general improvements in their energy, mood, stress levels, sleep and therefore feel more able to cope with their condition.
For appointments or to discuss whether acupuncture could help you please contact Pippa.