Acupuncture can help a number of conditions including back pain, musculoskeletal injuries, fertility issues, menopause, PMS & irregular periods, migraine, asthma, hay fever, digestive issues and stress. The British Acupuncture Council lists a number of conditions that acupuncture can help alongside validated research - British Acupuncture Council Research Fact Sheet.
Your first acupuncture treatment will begin with a discussion around your medical history, lifestyle and reason for attending. This will typically last 30-45 minutes. After making their diagnosis, the acupuncturist will insert between 10-15 tiny needles into 'points' along your body whilst you relax on the treatment couch. Any follow up treatments will be shorter in length.