“The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends it as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific lower back pain and in 2012, NICE extended their recommendations to include tension type headaches and migraines.”
How would it help someone suffering with asthma, we quizzed Emma.
She said: “Traditional Acupuncture stimulates the body’s nervous system promoting healing, the British Acupuncture Council have produced Factsheets on lots of common disorders like Asthma.
“Acupuncture can help asthma sufferers by reducing inflammation and helping to open the chest and airways.
“It can also regulate the allergic response in sufferers who have an allergic component to their asthma.”
Traditional acupuncture, Emma explained, is deeper and more specific than traditional massage.
She revealed the focus is on the individual and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other.
Emma said: “Each patient is unique and two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.