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Allergic Rhinitis/Hay Fever

Allergic rhinitis (runny nose and congestion), which can perennial or seasonal affects around 10-40% of the population worldwide.  Typical symptoms include sneezing, nasal itching, nasal blockage, and watery nasal discharge.



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Anxiety

Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder. They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and disability. 



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Back Pain

Back pain can affect anyone at any age and most people will experience it at some point in their lives.  It is the leading cause of disability in the UK and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence.



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Bell’s Palsy

Each year in the UK around 1 in 5,000 people develop Bell’s palsy, which is characterised by unilateral facial weakness of rapid onset.





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Childbirth

Pregnancy is a physiological state, but even when a woman has an uncomplicated pregnancy she may have back pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression.



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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterised by severe, disabling fatigue and other symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, impaired concentration and headaches.




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Chronic Pain

Persistent (chronic) pain is a widespread problem that affects around 8 million people of all ages in the UK.







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Colds and Flu

Colds and flu are the most common diseases of human beings. Adults have on average two to five colds each year, and for school children the yearly average increases to between seven and ten colds.




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Cystitis

Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) is often due to a bacterial infection of the lower urinary tract.  Each year around 5% of women visit their GP with symptoms of cystitis, such as pain when passing urine and urinary frequency, about half of whom are found to have a urinary tract infection.


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Dentistry and Dental Pain

Every near nearly half the population experiences some form of dental pain or discomfort, with 25% seeking dental treatment as a result. 





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Depression

Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder. They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and disability. 



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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb, grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvic region. It can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions, leading to severe pain and many other symptoms.


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Fertility - Male and Female

Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex. Identifiable causes of infertility include ovulatory disorders, tubal damage, low sperm count or low sperm quality.


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Fibromyalgia

Around 1 in 25 of the UK population has fibromyalgia, a lifelong condition involving widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and functional impairment, without any known structural or inflammatory cause.


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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a common, painful and sometimes disabling condition that can last for months or years. It affects around 2% of adults.




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Infertility - Male and Female

Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex. Identifiable causes of infertility include ovulatory disorders, tubal damage, low sperm count or low sperm quality.



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Insomnia

According to a survey by the Office of National Statistics, around 29% of adults reported experiencing sleep problems the week before interview. Such problems are more common in women (34%) than men (24%).




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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) describes a collection of symptoms, commonly including chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and altered bowel habits. It is a functional disorder of the intestines, occurring in the absence of visible structural abnormality.



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Male Fertility

The clinical definition of male infertility is the presence of abnormal semen parameters in the male partner of a couple who have been unable to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse.





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Menopausal Symptoms

The menopause is defined as the end of the last menstrual period.  The change in hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause can cause acute menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, tiredness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, forgetfulness and loss of libido.


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Migraines

Migraine is a primary headache disorder manifesting as recurring attacks, lasting for 4-72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity.  Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, phonophobia, nausea and vomiting.




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Nausea and Vomiting

Many people experience nausea and vomiting whilst undergoing chemotherapy or post-operatively after general, regional or local anaesthesia.





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Premenstrual Syndrome

Most women of reproductive age experience at least mild premenstrual symptoms at some time in their lives.  However, around 2-10% of women have premenstrual symptoms that severely disrupt daily living.



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Sciatica

Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy) is a syndrome involving nerve root impingement and/or inflammation leading to neurological symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and pins & needles.




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Sinusitis

Each year around 2% of the UK population visit their GP with a suspected sinusitis infection. Symptoms include inflammation of the nose and sinuses, blockage/congestion, nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure, reduced or loss of smell. 



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Stress

New research suggests that a staggering one in six people suffer from stress. There are many different causes of stress which are primarily related to a situation or event and how a person deals or responds to that situation.




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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear or head that does not arise from the external environment, from within the body or from auditory hallucinations related to mental illness. 





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High Blood Pressure

25% of the UK population suffer from Hypertension. Not many people realise that acupuncture can help lowering the blood pressure minimising or eliminating the need for drugs and their common side effects.




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