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UPDATED N.I.C.E GUIDELINES

Oct 7, 2021

Back in April 2021, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) updated their chronic pain guidelines, informing the public that acupuncture is now one of four preferred treatment choices over painkillers for the treatment of all chronic pain and management.  

Around a third of the population may be affected by chronic pain; many of those also have a diagnosis of depression, and it is a major contributor to absence from work. Chronic pain is also often accompanied by significant emotional distress and functional disability. 

This is a huge milestone and a major advance for the recognition of acupuncture as a legitimate clinically effective treatment in the UK.  The guidelines now direct doctors to offer patients one of the four following treatments: 

  • Acupuncture! 
  • Exercise  
  • Talk therapy  
  • Antidepressants  

Here at Gaynor Grozier Acupuncture, nothing would bring me more joy than helping you on your journey to finding freedom and restoring balance to your body. I specialise in acupuncture for, acute and chronic pain syndromes as well as for anxiety and depression. I provide relief from physical pain, reduce inflammation and improve stiffness making you more mobile and active again.  

To book your free 15-minute discovery call, click here or get in touch with me here!  

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