Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture & Arthritis

A new report by Arthritis Research UK published in January 2013, found that acupuncture was one of the most effective treatments for osteoarthritis, lower back pain and fibromyalgia. The report also concluded that acupuncture was one of the most studied and effective complementary medicines in the area of musculoskeletal disease. We hope that the findings of… Continue reading Acupuncture & Arthritis

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture & Headaches

Information released by NICE (National institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) today reported that medication overuse is one of the commonest causes of headaches affecting around one in 50 people.  Women are five times more likely to suffer from these. NICE conclude that acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent tension-type headaches and migraine. These findings are… Continue reading Acupuncture & Headaches

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture & Managing Pain

Scientists from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York studied 29 separate investigations involving 18,000 patients and they found evidence to support the use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain.  One theory suggests that acupuncture works by releasing the bodies own natural pain killers such as adenosine. Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is… Continue reading Acupuncture & Managing Pain

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Back pain can affect anyone at any age and most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It is the UK's leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on best practice now recommend a… Continue reading Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture & Tennis Elbow

A study published in 2005 compared electro-acupuncture plus moxibustion with steroid and lidocaine medication for the treatment of tennis elbow, and found the acupuncture treatment to be more effective.(Jiang 2005). It is thought that acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of tennis elbow, such as pain and inflammation by: stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which… Continue reading Acupuncture & Tennis Elbow

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Acupuncture & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Research published in The Journal of Pain looked at the use of acupuncture in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.  Patients received 8 sessions of acupuncture over a four-week period, and their progress was then monitored for over 12 months. Over 80% of the patients who received acupuncture showed good improvement which was maintained over the 12 month monitoring period. … Continue reading Acupuncture & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture Pain Molecule Pinpointed

The BBC Health Reporter, Emma Wilkinson wrote an interesting article last year, reporting that the molecule which may control how acupuncture relieves pain has been pinpointed by US researchers. Experiments showed that levels of adenosine - a natural painkiller - increased in tissues near acupuncture sites, and pain experts said the findings may partly explain how the… Continue reading Acupuncture Pain Molecule Pinpointed