More than half of british adults have suffered from some form of back pain, yet one in four just grin and bear it according to a study from BUPA.
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NICE recommends acupuncture - up to 10 sessions over 12 weeks.
I have been getting really shocking migraines recently, and my usual medication just isn't helping.. BAcC member Rhiannon Griffiths helps out.
Traditional acupuncture can be of benefit to those who suffer from migraine. Did you know that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture for migraine?
"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.
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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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