New regulations introduced by the Advertising Standards Agency specify that as a practising acupuncturist I am unable to claim/inform you of the efficacy of acupuncture in treating any conditions where this has not been medically proven.
Thus far medical proof exists of the ability of acupuncture to alleviate back pain, dental pain and post operative nausea.
However, an article in the Daily Mail on May 30th reports on claims that millions of patients with ‘unexplained symptoms’ could benefit from acupuncture on the NHS. In the first study of its kind 12 sessions led to health improvements for some of the patients taking part, leading to calls from British researchers for acupuncture to be prescribed by GPs for the 20% of patients for whom traditional medicine has been unsuccessful.
Read more of this article on Acupuncture in the Daily Mail