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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 & stressful life situations. Acupuncture is commonly used for relaxation & stress relief.

How does it work?

Types of Acupuncture used by our specialist at Baks:

Distal type


This involves the insertion of needles into areas of the arms, legs, hands & feet.

Scalp type

This involves the insertion of needles into the head & face which correlate to various joints & organs throughout the body.


Abdominal type


This involves the insertion of needles into the abdomen at specific points which correlate to key organs of the body.

Auricular type

This involves the insertion of needles into the ears at specific points which correlate with various joints, organs & areas of the body.


Current Research

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 & animal studies.

A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders & 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 & has been found to be cost-effective for some conditions. The quality & quantity of research into acupuncture’s effectiveness is increasing.” Acupuncture Evidence Project, p55

This paragraph was taken from the Evidence Based Acupuncture website. There is more evidence to be found in the Baks Library where we store our Research Evidence page

Baks Osteopathy Maidstone

We provide pain relief and stress relief for people in the areas of Maidstone Town Centre, Outer Maidstone, Penenden Heath,

Boxley, Sandling, Detling, Bearsted, Grove Green, Weavering, Ayelsford, Burham, Eccles, Loose, Linton, Boughton Monchelsea, Linton, Coxheath, East Farleigh, West Farleigh,

Teston, Wateringbury, Barming, Allington, Addington, West Malling, East Malling, Ditton, Yalding, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Pembury, Sevenoaks, Headcorn, Marden, Goudhurst, Hawkhurst,

Sissinghurst, Staplehurst, all of Kent, Sheppey, Medway Towns, Gillingham, Chatham, Walderslade, Lordswood, Rainham, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Canterbury, \

Ashford, Tenterden and the South East of England. Best Value Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, Cranial Osteopathy and Acupuncture in Maidstone Kent.

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