Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

American College of Physicians Recognises Value of Acupuncture for Back Pain

As the American College of Physicians (ACP) encourages a move away from drugs for the treatment of back pain, I found an interesting article on their website which recognises the value of alternatives such as acupuncture, when tackling this issue. Entitled 'new narrative for back pain means managing modalities' the article talks about drug-free options… Continue reading American College of Physicians Recognises Value of Acupuncture for Back Pain

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries, Uncategorized

Acupuncture to Manage Pain, Avoid Injury & Train Smarter

Acupuncture has many benefits for managing pain and promoting the bodies own healing responses, which is one of the reasons it is so popular with athletes.  One of my clients from the Longridge area of Preston, Lancashire, has recently been using acupuncture to treat a sports injury, whilst training for some sporting events.  Here was… Continue reading Acupuncture to Manage Pain, Avoid Injury & Train Smarter

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture: one of the most effective treatments for migraine

People contact me most days, to discuss having acupuncture treatment, and frequently I am asked about the effectiveness of acupuncture for migraine.  As this article in Pharmacy Business explains, acupuncture is one of the best studied, most effective and best tolerated treatments for migraine and can be recommended to members of the public who are… Continue reading Acupuncture: one of the most effective treatments for migraine

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture Safe & Effective for Fibromyalgia

Research studies into the effectiveness of acupuncture are carried out everyday and thousands of studies are published each year.  Unfortunately, very often the studies are too small scale, or are not robust enough methodologically, to be seriously considered. However there is a growing body of evidence to support the use of acupuncture, and one such… Continue reading Acupuncture Safe & Effective for Fibromyalgia

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Osteoarthritis of Knee – “Amazing results”

Getting feedback from clients about the effects of acupuncture treatment, is one of the most rewarding parts of the job.  Yesterday out of the blue, a patient, who I have not seen for 8 months sent me a message.  She had a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in her knee and when she started acupuncture with me… Continue reading Osteoarthritis of Knee – “Amazing results”

Introduction to Acupuncture, Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries, Stress

Latest Review- Acupuncture improves circulation, migraine and stress

Those of you who know me will understand that I don't really do social media.  However I set up a Facebook page for my business a few years ago and, despite it looking horribly out of date in recent times, I have received quite a few enquires from it.  So this week I set about… Continue reading Latest Review- Acupuncture improves circulation, migraine and stress

Fertility Support & Pregnancy, Introduction to Acupuncture, Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

GPs urged to prescribe acupuncture

An article in Practice Business reports that clinicians across the UK are being urged by the British Acupuncture Council, to consider referring patients for acupuncture treatment.  As funding and workforce shortages put increasing pressure on the NHS, this is a viable option and could help the NHS. Head of research at the British Acupuncture Council,… Continue reading GPs urged to prescribe acupuncture

Introduction to Acupuncture, Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

7 Ways Acupuncture Changes Your Brain

A recent article in Bustle talks about 7 ways that acupuncture changes our brains, according to research studies.  So here is a summary: Acupuncture can cause your brain to release neuropeptides, to help relieve pain and stimulate the body's self-healing response. Acupuncture can help the brain to produce more of the body's natural pain relievers… Continue reading 7 Ways Acupuncture Changes Your Brain

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

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

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture in the News for treating Back Pain

Acupuncture has once again received some positive reports in the media - this time for the treatment of back pain. Physiotherapists suggest that as many as 8 out of 10 of us will suffer with back pain at some point in our lives and acupuncture offers an effective treatment option, supported by the NHS. To… Continue reading Acupuncture in the News for treating Back Pain