Pain, Introduction to Acupuncture, 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  However I set up a Facebook page for my business a few years ago and, despite it looking horribly out of date in recent times, I have received quite a few enquires from it.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

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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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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