We have provided a list of useful websites, resources and studies for various conditions we see regularly at Sheira Chan Acupuncture.
These studies are meant to show the effectiveness of Acupuncture as a treatment modality. It is not the only therapy available but it is the one we use.
However treatment and our health may require a multi-pronged treatment approach. One treatment modality may not be sufficient. Sheira works with a number of other therapists who can support your Acupuncture treatment and she may refer you if she feels you need additional support. If you are interested in other therapies and would like to know more please ask Sheira or have a look at our colleagues page
World Health Organisation report
The World Health Organisation lists a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials ..see report here
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
In their May 2009 report on "Low back pain - Early management of persistent non-specific low back pain" NICE has suggested GPs' should consider offering patients a course of Acupuncture for managing low back pain.
British Acupuncture Council
The British Acupuncture Council provide informational fact sheets on a variety of conditions Acupuncture has been proven beneficial.
Research and studies on Acupuncture
Arthritis - Acupuncture reduces Knee Osteoarthritis pain
Coronary Heart Disease - Acupuncture increases blood flow in patients with atherosclerosis
Menopause Symptoms - Night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, mental restlessness
Menstrual Cramps - Pain relief
Chronic Ulcerative Colitis - Inflammatory disease of bowel