Acupuncture at Baks
At Baks Osteopathy Maidstone, Svetlana specialises in the treatment of headaches, migraines, neck pain, facial pain. She can also help you to cope with stress or help you recover after stressful events and stressful life situations. Acupuncture is commonly used for relaxation and stress relief.
How does it work?
Types of Acupuncture used by our specialist at Baks:
This involves the insertion of needles into areas of the arms, legs, hands & feet.
This involves the insertion of needles into the head & face which correlate to various joints & organs throughout the body.
This involves the insertion of needles into the abdomen at specific points which correlate to key organs of the body.
This involves the insertion of needles into the ears at specific points which correlate with various joints, organs and areas of the body.
Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, increasing at twice the rate of research into conventional biomedicine.
Over this period, there have been over 13,000 studies conducted in 60 countries, including hundreds of meta-analyses summarising the results of thousands of human and animal studies.
A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders and inflammation, to name a few.
Summarising Acupuncture’s evidence
With nearly 1,000 systematic reviews of acupuncture, getting a sense of what the evidence shows can be a challenge. Fortunately, the entire literature base was summarised in 2010 by the Australian Department of Veteran Affairs.
This review was updated in 2014 by the US Department of Veteran Affairs and then again in 2017 by John McDonald and Stephen Janz, the authors of the Acupuncture Evidence Project.
“It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be attributed to the placebo effect or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain.”
The Acupuncture Evidence Project reviewed the effectiveness of acupuncture for 122 treatments over 14 clinical areas. They found some evidence of effect for 117 conditions.
“Our study found evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 conditions, with stronger evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness for some conditions than others. Acupuncture is considered safe in the hands of a well-trained practitioner and has been found to be cost-effective for some conditions. The quality and quantity of research into acupuncture’s effectiveness is increasing.” Acupuncture Evidence Project, p55
This paragraph was taken from the Evidence Based Acupuncture website.
Baks Osteopathy Maidstone
We provide pain relief and stress relief for people in the areas of Maidstone Town Centre, Outer Maidstone, Penenden Heath,
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