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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

Fertility Support & Pregnancy

Fertility Success is an Inspiration to Others

If you are on your own fertility journey you may be interested to read an article that appeared in Hello magazine in April 2014. Journalist and broadcaster Kate Silverton talks about her own experiences, including the heartbreak of miscarriage and the sadness at being told that her chances of conceiving were negligible. Kate's story is… Continue reading Fertility Success is an Inspiration to Others

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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

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Acupuncture & Stress Management

An article published in P3 on 1st October 2012, highlighted the issue of stress and its increasing impact on our health.  In particular the article discussed the importance of sleep for maintaining our mental wellbeing. The Great British Sleep Survey found that 30% of the population suffers from insomnia.   Recent NHS data found that in the… Continue reading Acupuncture & Stress Management

Fertility Support & Pregnancy

Walnuts May Improve Male Fertility

An article published in Biology of Reproduction in August 2012, revealed that 75 mg of walnuts a day improves the vitality, motility and morphology of sperm.  This is particularly interesting as it is thought that between 30 and 50% of fertility problems are attributable to the male partner.  Pollutants, lifestyle and diet have been identified… Continue reading Walnuts May Improve Male Fertility

New This Month

Acupuncture When You Have a Cold

There is no better time than now, to consider a course of acupuncture treatment.  As we move into the autumn months many people begin to feel they need a boost before the winter months ahead.   As reported in the latest edition of Woman's Weekly magazine, acupuncture is a great way to stay well and get… Continue reading Acupuncture When You Have a Cold

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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

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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

Good Health for Women

Acupuncture & Premenstrual Tension

Most women of reproductive age experience at least mild premenstrual symptoms at some time in their lives. However, around 2–10% of women have premenstrual symptoms that severely disrupt daily living. Research suggests that acupuncture may help reduce symptoms of PMS by: increasing relaxation and reducing tension (Samuels 2008). Acupuncture can alter the brain’s mood chemistry, reducing… Continue reading Acupuncture & Premenstrual Tension

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Radio 1 Presenter Scott Mills Discovers Acupuncture

It's always nice when well-known names sing the praises of acupuncture.  In an article in Woman magazine on 19th March, Scott Mills includes acupuncture as one of his favourite things to do for a relaxing, happy day. Like many patients Scott particularly likes acupuncture for its de-stressing effects.  Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine and can be very… Continue reading Radio 1 Presenter Scott Mills Discovers Acupuncture