Western Medical Acupuncture is used following an orthodox diagnosis and applies scientific principles to formulate a treatment to relieve symptoms. ...While Western medical acupuncture has evolved from Chinese acupuncture, its practitioners no longer adhere to concepts such as Yin/Yang and circulation of qi, and regard acupuncture as part of conventional medicine.
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Acupuncture is particularly effective in reducing pain, stiffness and swelling associated with these conditions. There is good quality evidence based research to support its therapeutic effects.
Cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death. Acupuncture therapy has demonstrated that a four-week regime and and educational programme is effective in smoking cessation.
Moxibustion for Breech
This treatment is effective in the production of placental oestrogen and prostaglandin. It promotes the lining of the uterus to contract which, in turn, encourages foetal activity (West, 2001)
Welcome to Western Medical Acupuncture
By Pamela Richmond