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Pain & other Conditions


According to Daniel Hsu (DAOM, New York AcuHealth Acupuncture), depending on where the needles go, acupuncture can cause the nervous system to produce painkilling chemicals, jump-start the body’s natural ability to heal itself, or stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions.

Acupuncture for pain relief

Acupuncture has long been recognised as an effective treatment for chronic pain including headaches and musculoskeletal pain. While the safety of pain relievers being questioned, many new studies give pain sufferers more reason to try acupuncture. One advantage of this type of treatment is that the rates of side effects are almost zero in comparison to many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.

A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used.

Acupuncture for anxiety and depression

A growing body of evidence suggests that acupuncture can help treat conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Western medicine cannot offer an individual treatment for each sufferer, and yet symptoms can differ significantly.
Also both anxiety and depression medications can have serious side effects.
In traditional acupuncture, every patient is considered to be unique, and this means that the practitioner is looking and listening very carefully to everything that the patient says to establish the diagnosis and find the root cause of the problem. The acupuncturist aims to identify the imbalances which cause symptoms of anxiety or depression, and often treat them successfully with the use of fine needles.

Acupuncture for PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder affecting about 5% - 10% of women at reproductive age PCOS (R.N.A.Hameed, 2013). It is strongly associated with ovulatory dysfunction, overweight, increased risk for insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors and impaired mental health later in life (Stener-Victorin 2008). Current conventional medical treatments for women with PCOS are prescription medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes aimed at controlling symptoms.
There are several systematic reviews suggesting that acupuncture for PCOS may increase blood flow to the ovaries, reduce ovarian volume and the number of ovarian cysts, control hyperglycaemia by increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing blood glucose and insulin levels, help with balancing hormones, improving the quality of monthly periods, and promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Menstrual Cramps

Some women have extremely painful periods, a condition known as dysmenorrhea. Try acupuncture. The science looks promising.

Acupuncture for smoking cessation

Part of Ella's acupuncture practice is also to help and support people with smoking cessation.

Acupuncture as an alternative treatment for smoking cessation has a growing number of converts. In fact, acupuncture has an ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating. Auricular or ear acupuncture is commonly used for addictions treatments.


From March 2011 due to new legislation, we are not allowed to make claims for treatments that has not been scientifically proven. Most complementary therapies cannot be proven despite having been found to be very effective. All the information you find on this website has not been qualified by Scientific Research and any treatment you undertake will be at your discretion. We believe in our treatments and we have an impressive number of clients who believe in them too.

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