Benefits of Acupuncture, Shiatsu and massage

You may have a particular condition which you would like addressed, or else would like to use one of these therapies to aid as a preventative measure in order to maintain your health.

Acupuncture and Shiatsu aims to treat the whole person, not a particular symptom, therefore either can be effective for a range of conditions. If needles are an issue, Shiatsu can make a great alternative as it works on the same principles.

Massage may be able to help with musculoskeletal conditions, relieving anxiety and stress, helping relaxation, aiding sleep, promoting a sense of well-being.

In order to help you make an informed choice, please go to the following websites below on how Acupuncture, Shiatsu or Massage may help you.

These websites offer factsheets and evidence based research on specific conditions:



The British Acupuncture Council offer factsheet documents which may help with specific conditions. Please click on the links below to find out more:

Acne Acupuncture Allergic Rhinitis Acupuncture Anxiety Acupuncture
Back Pain Acupuncture Bells Palsy Acupuncture Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Pain Acupuncture COPD Acupuncture Cystitis Acupuncture
Dentistry Acupuncture Depression Acupuncture Diabetes Type 2 Acupuncture
Dysmenorrhoea Acupuncture Eczema and Psoriasis Acupuncture Endometriosis Acupunture
Fibromyalgia Acupuncture Frozen Shoulder Acupuncture Gastrointestinal Acupuncture
Headache Acupuncture Herpes Acupuncture IBS Acupuncture
Infertility Art Acupuncture Infertility Female Acupuncture Infertility Female Acupuncture
Insomnia Acupuncture Menopausal Symptoms Acupuncture Migraine Acupuncture
Nausea and Vomiting Acupuncture Obstetrics Acupuncture Osteoarthritis Acupuncture
Post Operative Pain Acupuncture Pre Menstrual Syndrome Acupuncture Puerperium Acupuncture
Rheumatoid Arthritis Acupuncture Sciatica Acupuncture Sinusitis Acupuncture
Sports Injuries Acupuncture Stress Acupuncture Tinnitus Acupuncture
Urinary Incontinence Acupuncture


The Shiatsu Society offer members’ toolkits (below) which may help with specific conditions. Please click on the links to find out more:

Shiatsu and AIDS/HIV Shiatsu and Arthritis Shiatsu and Asthma
Shiatsu and Back Problems (2011) Shiatsu and Back Problems Shiatsu and Cancer
Shiatsu and Coeliac Disease Shiatsu and Depression (2011) Shiatsu and Depression
Shiatsu and Diabetes Shiatsu and Drug/Substance/Alcohol Abuse Shiatsu and Fibromyalgia
Shiatsu and Headaches/Migraines Shiatsu and IBS/Bowel Problems Shiatsu and Insomnia
Shiatsu and Joint Problems Shiatsu and ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Shiatsu and Menstrual Menopause Problems
Shiatsu and Mental Health Shiatsu and Multiple Sclerosis Shiatsu and Panic Attacks
Shiatsu and Pregnancy Shiatsu and Sciatica Shiatsu and Sexual/Child Abuse
Shiatsu and Shoulder Pain.pdf Shiatsu and Stress and Anxiety