To The Point:
‘To The Point’ is a thirty-minute documentary commissioned by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) in order to highlight the growing body of scientific evidence that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of health conditions. The film focuses on the diverse and high-level work being carried out by acupuncturists across the United Kingdom.
Against a backdrop of chronic underfunding and workforce shortages in the NHS, the BAcC is now stepping up its efforts to position acupuncture as a viable healthcare choice for a range of conditions.
The film includes interviews with the following:
- Professor Hugh MacPherson, from the University of York, who has conducted high-level research into the use of acupuncture to treat pain, depression and IBS.
- Acupuncturist Beverley de Valois and consultant oncologists, Dr Rob Glynne-Jones and Dr Richard Ashford, are also featured discussing the research they have conducted at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, into acupuncture as an effective treatment for the side effects of cancer treatment.
- Dr Sanjay Gupta, a consultant cardiologist in York, who is collaborating with the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCS), on a clinical trial to show the effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with atrial fibrillation.
- Rachel Peckham, director of NADA GB, who set up a weekly ear acupuncture clinic at El Manaar mosque to help survivors of the Grenfell Fire disaster deal with the tragedy.
- Rebecca Avern, author of the textbook Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers, who is shown treating children in her clinic.
- Rebecca Geanty, who founded a multibed clinic in Norwich, to help bridge the gap between the NHS and the private sector by making treatment more affordable.
- Libby Temperley-Shell, who volunteers at the Fountain Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital, which provides complementary therapies to cancer patients.
At Acupuncture West London, we are fully certified members of the BAcC and therefore adhere to their strict code of conduct and safe practice. In this context, you can be sure that you are in the best possible care.
Can acupuncture help me?
For the most up-to-date research and evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture, please visit the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) website.
If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture may be able to help you, please contact us today.