Case studies are a useful way to learn about the process of having acupuncture and experiences of people who have tried acupuncture for a variety of reasons. Here we present real-world examples of how acupuncture has helped our patients, who presented with conditions ranging from anxiety to alleviating cancer treatment-related symptoms.
Please note, from a scientific perspective, case studies are considered a weak form of evidence. The stronger forms of evidence are randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. Therefore, please also see the BAcC fact sheets to get a more complete understanding of how acupuncture may be beneficial for different conditions. If you would like to know more how acupuncture may be able to help you, then please contact one of your local BAcC acupuncturists: Find an acupuncturist.
Select a case study below to read about a patient experience:
|Chief complaint||Keywords||Fact sheet on chief complaint|
|Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), needle phobia, disordered eating||✔|
|Bell’s Palsy||Facial paralysis, eye disorders, muscle impairment, temporary weakness||✔|
|Cancer treatment-related symptoms||Breast cancer, neutropenia|
|Infertility||Emotional wellbeing during TTC, geriatric pregnancy||✔|
|Injury trauma||Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)|
|Lower back pain & arm injury||Lower back pain, arm trauma from injury||✔|
|Mobility||General pain, wellbeing|
|Rheumatoid arthritis||Muscle pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), insomnia, mouth ulcers, anxiety, lethargy|
|Shingles||Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reflux, neuralgia|
|Tension headaches||Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)||✔|
Browse our fact sheets, produced to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions.
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