Particular Areas of Research

Within my practice in Leeds, I have treated many conditions some of which you may find surprising. If you have one of the conditions below then I am interested in treating you. The list below are areas that I am researching and in strictest confidence, results from these promising areas will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture generally in the UK:

Addiction/ detoxification

Anxiety/ panic attacks / depression


Asthma / breathing disorders

Digestive disorders

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastric ulcer (pain relief)
  • Heartburn
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nausea

Facial paralysis




Infertility and support through assisted fertility

  • I have a special interest in fertility, and can offer support alongside assisted fertility cycles such as IUI, IVF, ICSI, and egg donation.


Menstrual problems

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular cycle
  • Mood swings
  • No periods
  • Painful periods
  • Polycystic ovaries (PCOS)
  • PMT

Menopausal symptoms

  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Palpitations


Musculo-skeletal problems

  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Indeterminate aches and pains
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow

Pregnancy support

Many women use acupuncture as a natural method of treatment at this time to help:

  • Breech
  • Back pain and discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Induce labour if necessary- often preventing the need for medical induction
  • Morning sickness & nausea
  • Pubis symphysis pain


Skin conditions

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis



General health and wellbeing.

  • Some people have acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution or because they feel ‘unwell’ in themselves without being ill in the western sense.



I am registered with the the British Acupuncture Council.

Giles Watts is registered with BAaC

Contact Me

0113 274 3439

07791 476330


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