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Why people get Acupuncture TCM Treatment

TCM is a holistic system of medicine that has been used successfully for thousands of years. It works to activate and sometimes even generate the body's defence mechanisms. It is a natural medicine that activates the potential that is in the human body to heal. The same techniques or prescriptions have been used for more than 2000 years. If TCM had not proved therapeutically effective it would have been abandoned a long time ago. Below is a list of further reasons about why people get Acupuncture TCM Treatment.

A Growing trend in the use of TCM Acupuncture globally

TCM is used by nearly half the population of many countries outside of China at present. 

“For centuries, traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) has been an integral resource for health in households and communities. One hundred seventy countries reported on the use of traditional medicine, with acupuncture being the most common form of practice in 113 countries. Many developed countries have also begun recognizing and integrating traditional medicine into their healthcare systems. 

According to 2012 data, almost half the population in many industrialized countries now regularly uses some form of T&CM (United States, 42%; Australia, 48%; France, 49%; Canada, 70%); considerable use of some form of T&CM exists in many other countries, such as Chile (71%), Colombia (40%) and up to 80% in some African countries.” 

World Health Organisation (09/08/2023) “Traditional Medicine” WHO. https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/traditional-medicine

This shows a growing trend in the use and popularity of TCM globally.

TCM is effective when used alongside modern medicine

Another reason to get Acupuncture TCM Treatment is that TCM works well alongside modern medicine and is often used as a method of alleviating side effects caused by medications or other modern medical treatments. 

“T&CM can offer several benefits when used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments for many health conditions, such as access to a wider range of treatments, palliative care in managing the side effects of conventional treatments, improved mental and emotional well-being, and increased patient satisfaction.” 

World Health Organisation (09/08/2023) “Traditional Medicine” WHO. https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/traditional-medicine


TCM Acupuncture is a holistic medical system that treats every form of disease including psychological, physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual conditions. It also treats all types of people from the newborn to the elderly and can even be used to treat animals.

Treats the cause

TCM works on the cause of the disease and not just the symptoms. Every branch of TCM strives either separately or in combination to attack and remove the very roots of the illness and by effectively eradicating the originating cause or even predisposing factors of illness to ensure the return or the creation of full and lasting health. 


Finally, TCM Acupuncture is a safe medicine - in the hands of a fully qualified professional. This has been proven over millennia of its use by major populations in the East.

Above are just a few of the many reasons why people get Acupuncture TCM Treatment. To find out more about Acupuncture and TCM you can visit the PRTCM website. The PRTCM website provides information and contact details for PRTCM members on its Practitioner list of fully qualified TCM Acupuncture practitioners. If you would like to make an appointment please contact the practitioner nearest you to make an appointment. All members are fully insured and covered by the major health insurance providers.


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