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


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

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

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