"Complementary treatments do help some people and there is some evidence that acupuncture can alleviate the condition," says Wendy Thomas, Chief Executive of The Migraine Trust.
Complementary treatments are also beneficial – particularly acupuncture, which can help by treating the underlying root cause of the problem.
Did you know NICE recommends acupuncture for chronic lower back pain?
Accredited courses are taught at honours degree level, and embody the critical awareness and academic rigour commensurate with equivalent professional healthcare programmes at this level. Each teaching institution designs and develops its own curriculum, based on a total of 3,600 hours, of which a minimum of 400 hours must be spent in a clinical setting. All our courses offer a comprehensive education in acupuncture, but each has its own unique approach.
For more information about studying acupuncture and our accredited courses, check out the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board website www.baab.co.uk
Tom gives an idea as to how a traditional acupuncturist would approach a back pain patient's problems in piece also mentioning the different types of acupuncture and osteopathy
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