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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

Fertility Support & Pregnancy

Charlotte at the Fertility Show Manchester

Charlotte attended the Fertility Show in Manchester on March 23rd to assist the British Acupuncture Council on their stand.  Here are some of her observations from the day. It was lovely to meet up with clients and colleagues a couple of weeks ago at the Fertility Show in Manchester.  There was a lot of interest… Continue reading Charlotte at the Fertility Show Manchester

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

Stress

5 Ways Acupuncture Helps Heart Health

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the UK according to the NHS.  However experts say that most cases of premature death from heart disease are preventable with a healthy lifestyle.  The NHS says that in particular, smoking, being overweight, having high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, heavy drinking and physical… Continue reading 5 Ways Acupuncture Helps Heart Health

Fertility Support & Pregnancy

The Role of Acupuncture in IVF Support

For those couples considering acupuncture as part of their fertility journey, this recent article published in IVF Babble online includes an interview with Colin Davis, Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Medical Director of the Evewell Centre in London. When asked about his views on acupuncture and IVF he said: I think acupuncture offers a complementary… Continue reading The Role of Acupuncture in IVF Support

Introduction to Acupuncture

Why Acupuncture Should be part of your Self-care Routine

An article appearing in Chalkboard, the American guide to living well, sums up quite well, why many people choose to make acupuncture part of their monthly self-care routine.  We live in a very pressurising world, where the daily demands of life can leave us feeling permanently stressed, or locked in "fight and flight". Each week… Continue reading Why Acupuncture Should be part of your Self-care Routine

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

Good Health for Women

Study Finds Menopausal women could use Acupuncture as an alternative to HRT

Researchers have found that a course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating, mood swings and disturbed sleep.  They concluded that: "Acupuncture offers "a realistic" treatment option for women who can't or don't want, to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)" After 6 weeks of treatment 80% of the… Continue reading Study Finds Menopausal women could use Acupuncture as an alternative to HRT

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”