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”

Digestive Issues

Acupuncture & Digestive Problems

I had an enquiry recently from a client in Preston, Lancashire who was considering acupuncture for some digestive issues.  I always advise patients to discuss their symptoms first with their GP, and follow Western medicine advice.  However I regularly work alongside Western medicine treatment and use acupuncture to support patients who have digestive complaints.  On… Continue reading Acupuncture & Digestive Problems

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  However I set up a Facebook page for my business a few years ago and, despite it looking horribly out of date in recent times, I have received quite a few enquires from it.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

Fertility Support & Pregnancy

Megan Markle Has Acupuncture

A recent article in Vanity Fair reports that Megan Markle is using acupuncture to help prepare her for giving birth.  A source reports: "Meghan has been having regular acupuncture sessions to help her unwind and relax. It’s brilliant for the blood circulation and boosting blood flow to the uterus. She plans to use acupuncture right… Continue reading Megan Markle Has 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

Introduction to Acupuncture

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Having Acupuncture (but probably should)

For anyone who's new to acupuncture this slightly light-hearted article in Women's Health Magazine clears up some common misconceptions about this wonderful treatment.  It highlights the popularity of acupuncture amongst celebrities, talks about some of the evidence of it's effectiveness in improving fertility and emphasises the fact that acupuncture is not painful - something that… Continue reading 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Having Acupuncture (but probably should)

Fertility Support & Pregnancy

How Acupuncture can Boost Fertility

An interesting article published by Netdoctor in January 2019, highlighted a little of our current understanding about how acupuncture can boost fertility levels.  Women's health expert Emma Cannon explains: "Acupuncture improves blood flow to the ovaries and endometrium (womb lining). It also stimulates the hypothalamus which controls hormones, calms the mind and reduces stress, and… Continue reading How Acupuncture can Boost Fertility