Long Wait to See Your GP? Try Acupuncture!

by | Feb 6, 2024 | Acupuncture and Western Medicine, Acupuncture in York

Booking an appointment with your doctor is so much harder these days. Online booking systems that are hard to navigate, long queues on the phone lines – the frustration is real. And when you do get through, your appointment may be weeks away.

The Covid lockdowns accelerated this problem, and it has been made worse by a drop in the number of GPs working in the NHS. Plus, there’s a backlog of 400,000 people waiting more than a year for operations, compared to just 1,600 before Covid-19. The knock-on effect of this is that patients have to keep seeing their GPs to manage their conditions while they wait to go into hospital.

This is where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture can help. From chronic conditions to everyday ailments, my acupuncture treatments can help you with pain relief, recovery from injuries, digestive complaints, mental wellbeing, and so much more.

What can Acupuncture be used for?

An official report from the World Health Organisation (Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials) listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

Many of these conditions are long-term, chronic problems, which the NHS struggles to help with. Medications are not suitable for everyone, plus they come with a whole list of side effects which can cause further problems.

Acupuncture works by addressing the underlying cause of a problem and supporting whole body health. Alongside using acupuncture needles I also talk to my patients about diet and lifestyle and encourage them to form healthy habits that will support their health in the long-term.

Can I Have Acupuncture When I Feel Well?

Absolutely! Regular acupuncture treatments are a fantastic way to optimise your immunity, energy levels, and mental wellbeing, helping you to stay fit and well all year round.

Stress is one of the major triggers for ill-health, and regular acupuncture can help you manage the negative effects of a stressful life.

By regulating levels of mood chemicals like serotonin and dopamine in the brain and ‘deactivating’ the analytical side of the brain that leads us to anxiety and worry, acupuncture restores a sense of balance and harmony to your brain and nervous system.

Struggling to see your GP?

Looking for effective care for a long-term health issue?

Give me a call TODAY on 07788 633292 or email info@yorktraditionalacupuncture.co.uk to start your journey back to health with Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture.

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