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New York Times: Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The New York Times has highlighted some interesting research findings which illustrate some of the benefits of acupuncture for wrist pain.  In the study, which included 80 participants with mild to moderate wrist pain.  Using MRI and nerve conduction tests, the researchers studied the effects of acupuncture on the brain and nerves.

The group of patients receiving the acupuncture treatment had measureable physiological improvements in pain centres in the brain and nerves.

Vitaly Napadow, the senior author of the study and a researcher at Harvard said:

“What’s really interesting here is that we’re evaluating acupuncture using objective outcomes.  Sham acupuncture was good at relieving pain temporarily, but true acupuncture had objective physiological — and enduring — effects.  Acupuncture is a safe, low-risk, low side-effect intervention.  It’s perfect for a first-line approach, and it’s something patients should consider before trying more invasive procedures like surgery.”

 The full study was published in the Journal of Neurology -Brain.  Read more from the journal here.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in the Ribble Valley, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from Preston, Blackburn, Blackpool, Garstang, Lancaster, Leyland, Chorley, East Lancashire and throughout Lancashire.

How to Clear a Blocked Nose with Acupressure

Acupressure is a needle-free alternative to acupuncture and can be very effective.  As published in Essentials on 1st December 2014, acupressure to the acupuncture point LI20 (this translates from Chinese to ‘welcome fragrance’) can help to unblock the nose and restore a sense of smell, which is very helpful at this time of year.

So to give it a try first find the acupuncture point LI20.  This can be found at either side of the widest part of the nostril, where the smile lines run.  Next press firmly or gently massage this location at both sides of the nose for a few minutes, and breath more easily!  To read the original article click here and download the PDF.

If you would like to discuss having acupuncture please get in touch by telephoning me on 07866 418564 or send me a message from my Contact Me Page.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in the Ribble Valley, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from Preston, Blackburn, Blackpool, Garstang, Lancaster, Leyland, Chorley, East Lancashire and throughout Lancashire.

Acupuncture When You Have a Cold

There is no better time than now, to consider a course of acupuncture treatment.  As we move into the autumn months many people begin to feel they need a boost before the winter months ahead.   As reported in the latest edition of Woman’s Weekly magazine, acupuncture is a great way to stay well and get over cold and flu bugs more quickly.

Woman’s Weekly says… “Japanese researchers reported that volunteers given acupuncture had significantly fewer cold symptoms than those who didn’t have treatment.  Acupuncture treats the whole person rather than just the disease, and does this by influencing the flow of energy which is equivalent to the immune system.  If you have a cold, acupuncture will strengthen your system as well as expelling the cold virus”.

If you are considering acupuncture and would like to find out more please do get in touch by calling 07866 418564 or filling in the form on my Contact Me  page.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from throughout Lancashire

Radio 1 Presenter Scott Mills Discovers Acupuncture

It’s always nice when well-known names sing the praises of acupuncture.  In an article in Woman magazine on 19th March, Scott Mills includes acupuncture as one of his favourite things to do for a relaxing, happy day.

Like many patients Scott particularly likes acupuncture for its de-stressing effects.  Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine and can be very effective for a wide range of conditions, and as a natural approach that very much works with your body, it is the treatment of choice for many.  Click here to find out how acupuncture may be able to help you, or please contact me if you would like to discuss your own particular needs.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from throughout Lancashire.

Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Many patients who are considering acupuncture for the first time have hundreds of questions they would like to ask.  I see many patients from Preston, Blackburn, Clitheroe and other parts of Lancashire, and I’m always very happy to answer any questions and talk about the suitability of acupuncture for them.

If you have questions about acupuncture please feel free to get in touch through my  Contact Me page, by phone on 07866 418564 or via email at info@charlottegreenacupuncture.com.

You may also find this short, informative video helpful – available here.  It has been put together by the British Acupuncture Council, and acupuncture collegue Emma Cannon and it answers many of the most frequently asked questions about acupuncture.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from throughout Lancashire.

Acupuncture in Preston

The first ever Acupuncture Awareness Week launches on Monday 27 February 2012 and will attempt to dispel the many myths still surrounding acupuncture.   Recent research has revealed that over 21 per cent of the British public think acupuncture needles are as large as the needles used for regular injections. Not true! In actual fact, acupuncture needles are almost as fine as a single hair and patients will often be unable to feel them during their treatment.

To raise awareness of acupuncture in Preston, during Acupuncture Awareness Week 2012 Charlotte Green will be offering all new patients 20% off their first treatment at her clinic based in Grimsargh, Preston.  To take advantage of this discount simply quote the code AAW2012 when ringing to book your appointment with Charlotte in Preston.

Kick-start a healthy 2012 with Acupuncture

The new year has leapt upon us and many of us are embarking on a 2012 ‘get healthy’ plan.  If you would like to regain your feel-good factor and get a great start to the new year look no further.

Do you wish you had more energy? Would you like to look after yourself better? Do you want help dealing with stress? Why not kick-start your New Year in the best possible way with a few sessions of acupuncture.

My clinic is conveniently located for Preston, Blackburn, Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley so have a look around the website to find out more, and get in touch with me by telephone 07866 418564, email info@charlottegreenacupuncture.com or complete the details on my Contact Me page.

If you are unsure if acupuncture can help you I am always happy to discuss your own particular circumstances either on the telephone or during a free 20 minute consultation at my clinic.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from throughout Lancashire.

 

Stay Healthier with Seasonal Acupuncture

During the autumn I am encouraging my patients here in Preston, Lancashire to have a seasonal acupuncture treatment, to help them stay healthier into the autumn and winter months ahead.

Now is a great time to try acupuncture for the first time and experience the benefits of better health during the winter months.

As we move towards autumn the transition from bright, warm days, to lower light intensities and the cooler temperatures of winter can leave many people feeling tired and run down, and can lead to us being more vulnerable to picking up colds and viruses.

Good health relies on a strong, fully functioning immune system, so it’s important to prepare your defences for the cold and flu season in order to stay healthy through the winter months.

One of the ways we can take charge of our health is to have on-going traditional acupuncture treatments, but in particular, treatments at or near the change of season.

Acupuncture seeks to address imbalances in the body’s vital energy. It also has a holistic approach to health that acknowledges the seasons of the year and the importance of living in tune with them to balance our health, both in body and in mind.

With over 200 common cold viruses and three types of flu virus, it’s hard to avoid catching a bug. On average, adults in the UK catch two to four colds a year forming a major part of the 172 million days lost each year to sickness, costing the economy over £13 billion.

A seasonal session of acupuncture can help improve overall health by enhancing the body’s immune system to keep illness at bay. It can also provide a boost in energy levels, lifting mood and improving a person’s sense of wellbeing, allowing the body to function more effectively.

In addition, during treatment I will discuss lifestyle and dietary advice which will help reinforce the effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment.

For a free 20 minute initial consultation to discuss your own acupuncture needs, please get in touch.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from throughout Lancashire.