Known issues Problems listed by the British Acupuncture Council

Do any of these sound familiar?

Click the link to read research and evidence on a variety of issues

The list below are some of the areas in which there has been acupuncture research.
Mark Shepherd doesn’t just treat the issue but also the whole person.
There are some conditions that can be supported by acupuncture,
however acupuncture may not always be the best primary treatment and we will advise you accordingly.

  • Acne
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmias and Heart Failure
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cancer care
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Childbirth
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Colds and flu
  • COPD
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cystitis
  • Dementia
  • Dentistry
  • Depression
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Endometriosis
  • Facial pain
  • Female fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Gastrointestinal tract disorders
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Herpes
  • HIV infection
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility ART
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Kidney stones
  • Male infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Obesity
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Palliative care
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • PCOS
  • Post-operative pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Puerperium
  • Raynaud’s
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse
  • Tennis elbow
  • Thyroid disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vertigo
“My overall experience of acupuncture treatment from Mark is overwhelmingly positive. It is a very good experience as I feel the whole person is treated and cared for very sensitively and yet professionally.”


“I went to see Mark because I had a persistent headache that would come on without warning and last for weeks. I went to see Mark and after the second session the headache had gone and has not returned since. I have been headache free for over two years now, which I attribute entirely to Mark’s treatment.”