The NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has drawn up guidelines recommending that back pain acupuncture. More specifically, it recommended acupuncture be made available on the NHS for chronic lower back pain.
Back Pain Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture has been used for over 2,000 years to alleviate back pain and acupuncturists have for many many years been successfully using acupuncture for back pain either in private practice or working within the NHS. This means NICE’s guidelines are effectively an endorsement of the wealth of research evidence now available for back pain acupuncture.
The HTA Spotlight’s Back Pain Acupuncture
According to the NHS, Back pain affects more than 1.1 million people in the UK with 95% of patients suffering from lower back pain problems. Recent research by HTA Spotlight (Acupuncture for back pain) has shown that acupuncture treatment can be effective in treating back pain and introducing acupuncture treatment on the NHS can be very beneficial for patients who are suffering from the one of the nation’s main reasons (according to the NHS) for work-related sickness absence.
How To Choose The Right Acupuncturist
It is essential for patients to choose an acupuncturist who is registered with a professional body. British Acupuncture Council members have extensive undergraduate degree level training in acupuncture and biomedical sciences appropriate to the practice of acupuncture in the UK. They are bound by strict codes of ethics, and safe practice and professional conduct.
The profession of traditional acupuncture continues to be a beneficial and effective therapy for a variety of conditions and the thorough consultation and diagnostic process is of paramount importance to its efficacy.
As with all healthcare treatments, it is important to find a registered and qualified practitioner.
If you live in or near Bangor and you want an acupuncture clinic then Pagoda Acupuncture has just opened a clinic in Bangor, Gwynedd. All Pagoda Acupuncture practitioners are full members of The British Acupuncture Council.
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