Fertility Support & Pregnancy, Introduction to Acupuncture, Pain

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

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

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How to Clear a Blocked Nose with Acupressure

Acupressure is a needle-free alternative to acupuncture and can be very effective.  As published in Essentials on 1st December 2014, acupressure to the acupuncture point LI20 (this translates from Chinese to 'welcome fragrance') can help to unblock the nose and restore a sense of smell, which is very helpful at this time of year. So… Continue reading How to Clear a Blocked Nose with Acupressure

Pain

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 & 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

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