Acupuncture treatment and Chinese Herbal Medicine consultations in central London,
W8, W11, W14, SW3, SW5, Kensington and South Kensington, South West London, SW14, SW15, SW18, SW19, Earlsfields, Southfields and Wimbledon
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
For conditions treated by acupuncture, see the list provided by The World Health Organization's at:
ACUPUNCTURE: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS ON CONTROLLED CLINICAL
To find out if acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine or combined therapies can help you
call 0772 0773 890
to book your free 15 minutes consultation


PJ Cousin is an acupuncturist, herbalist in Kensington and Wimbledon







According to a recent survey (2008) commissioned by the British Acupuncture Council, the
Top 40 Health Problems commonly treated by acupuncturists in the UK are:

1st Back pain* 240
2nd Fertility
178
3rd Headaches
95
4th Depression 62
5th Skin 60

6th Shoulder* 58
7th Neck* 53
8th Sciatica* 50
9th Arthritis 48
10th Migraine 45

11th Menopause 44
12th Anxiety 43
13th Cosmetic 43
14th Knee* 37
15th Insomnia 35
16th PCOS 31
17th Hip 28
18th Menstrual 28
19th Stress 26
20th ME/CFS 26

21st Obesity 26
22nd Smoking 26
23rd Foot* 25
24th Endometriosis 21
25th Sinuses 20
26th Breech baby 20
27th Hyper/hypo-tension 19
28th Tinnitus 19
29th Urinary 18
30th Elbow* 18


31st Miscarriage 17
32nd Colitis/Crohns 16
33rd IBS 15
34th Bloating 13
35th Constipation 13
36th Asthma 12
37th Induction 12
38th Panic 12
39th MS 12
40th Morning sickness 12


Almost 10% of respondents were seeking help with back pain.

The top 5 problems in
the above table represent 25% of the total 2495 responses.







California Occupational Survey

In 1996, an occupational survey was conducted under contract to the California State Acupuncture Committee in order to update the content of the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam. This survey identified well over one hundred conditions or categories of conditions treated. The following is a top twenty-five conditions the Licensed Acupuncturists treated.


Anxiety & Depression

Arthritis, Tendonitis, & Joint pain

Asthma & Allergies

Auto Injuries

Bladder and Kidney Infections

Cardiac Palpitations (Irregular Heartbeat)
  
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 
Common Cold & Influenza

Degenerative Disk Disorders
 
Diet, Nutrition, & Weight Control
 
Fibromyalgia

Headaches & Migraines

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Constipation

Insomnia

Menopause Symptoms

Musculoskeletal pain

Nausea

Orthopedic Conditions
  
Pain - other kinds
 
PMS & Menstrual Irregularity
 
Sports Injuries
 
Tension / Stress Syndromes
 
Tinnitus

Work Injuries


Maryland Patient Survey

The Maryland Acupuncture Society contracted for a patient survey to be conducted in 1999, with the results being published in January, 2000.
The Patient Satisfaction Survey - Final Report lists the following thirteen most common conditions for which patients sought treatment from an acupuncturist.

Over 80% of the respondants also found these treatments to be very effective or moderately effective.

Thirteen Commonly and Effectively Treated Conditions:
Stress/Tension, Depression/Mood, Fatique/Energy, Back Pain, Other Musculoskeletal Pain, Arthritis, Migraine, Other Headaches, Female Concerns, Gastrointestinal problems, Allergies, Asthma, Health/Wholeness well being

Ratings of the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating these conditions were very high.
In the case of stress, for example, 68% said that acupuncture was a “very effective” treatment for this condition, and another 29% said it was moderately effective.
With respect to pain, 55% and 62% respectively, said that acupuncture was very effective for back and other kinds of pain, and only 12% said it was not all, or only mildly effective. Effectiveness ratings for other conditions were similarly positive.

A nationwide survey in 2005 in Japan show similar patterns of use of acupuncture to american and european consumers.
YAMASHITA
Hitoshi, TSUKAYAMA Hiroshi 45
Table 1 Percentages of Japanese people who had used acupuncture in the past 12 months
Age group 20-39 years 40-59 years 60-79 years Total
Males 5.9% (11/188) 5.9% (11/187) 4.3% (5/116) 5.5% (27/491)
Females 8.8% (16/181) 7.4% (14/189) 7.2% (10/139) 7.9% (40/509)
Total 7.3% (27/369) 6.6% (25/376) 5.9% (15/255) 6.7% (67/1000)
(Acupuncture users/total number in parentheses)
Table 2 Medical conditions for which acupuncture was used by the Japanese respondents
Condition treated %
Low back pain 37 (25/67)
Stiff neck 28 (19/67)
Shoulder pain 7 (5/67)
Knee or lower extremity pain 7 (5/67)
Neck pain 4 (3/67)
Pain (region unspecified) 4 (3/67)
Shoulder (symptom unspecified) 3 (2/67)
Headache 3 (2/67)
Fever 3 (2/67)
Fatigue 3 (2/67)
Elbow pain 3 (2/67)
Abdominal pain 3 (2/67)
Others 10 (7/67)
(Number of case/total number of acupuncture users (n=67). Percentages do not total 100 because some
respondents gave more than one condition.)



In Europe acupuncture is often assimilated into a
large and heterogeneous category of treatments, the
“so-called” complementary and alternative medicine
(CAM) or unconventional therapeutic methods .

The reviewed information indicates that the rapid

growth in the popularity of acupuncture and CAM in
the last 15 years is a common denominator in
European countries.
According to the latest data, 9 million of Italians have experienced CAM. In detail, they have been submitted to homeopathy (5.8
), massage (20.5%), herb therapy (10.5%) and acupuncture (5.8%).

Main indications for these therapies are

musculoskeletal problems, allergic diseases,respiratory and gynecological conditions, neurological disorders (migraine, facial palsy and in the previous 1-2 years the percentage of Italian people who underwent to acupuncture has been
2.9%.
The data collected between 1995 and 1997 in the
public centre of Civitanova Marche showed that
symptoms treated by acupuncture were: rheumatism
(48%), respiratory and otolaryngological diseases
(34%), psychiatric and neurological disorders (32%),
diseases of the digestive system (32%),
cardiovascular diseases (27%) and urologic (19%),
dermatologic (16%), gynecological disorders (14%).
Besides, between 1991 (2.1%) and 1999
(2.9%) a 0.8% increase of this percentage has been
reached.
Nowadays every year 4% of Italians receive acupuncture.
Medical doctors who are using acupuncture as one of the therapeutic method are approximately 15,000 and acupuncture is practiced in approximately 122 public pain centers, where the national health insurance system covers the expense of the treatment.








Acupuncture London: fertility clinics of acupuncture and complementary medicine at 95 Replingham Road london SW18 5LU
and 211-213 kensington High Street London W8 6BD