Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

New York Times: Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The New York Times has highlighted some interesting research findings which illustrate some of the benefits of acupuncture for wrist pain.  In the study, which included 80 participants with mild to moderate wrist pain.  Using MRI and nerve conduction tests, the researchers studied the effects of acupuncture on the brain and nerves. The group of… Continue reading New York Times: Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

New This Month

Acupuncture in Preston

The first ever Acupuncture Awareness Week launches on Monday 27 February 2012 and will attempt to dispel the many myths still surrounding acupuncture.   Recent research has revealed that over 21 per cent of the British public think acupuncture needles are as large as the needles used for regular injections. Not true! In actual fact,… Continue reading Acupuncture in Preston

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture & Tennis Elbow

A study published in 2005 compared electro-acupuncture plus moxibustion with steroid and lidocaine medication for the treatment of tennis elbow, and found the acupuncture treatment to be more effective.(Jiang 2005). It is thought that acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of tennis elbow, such as pain and inflammation by: stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which… Continue reading Acupuncture & Tennis Elbow

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries, Uncategorized

Acupuncture & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Research published in The Journal of Pain looked at the use of acupuncture in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.  Patients received 8 sessions of acupuncture over a four-week period, and their progress was then monitored for over 12 months. Over 80% of the patients who received acupuncture showed good improvement which was maintained over the 12 month monitoring period. … Continue reading Acupuncture & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture Pain Molecule Pinpointed

The BBC Health Reporter, Emma Wilkinson wrote an interesting article last year, reporting that the molecule which may control how acupuncture relieves pain has been pinpointed by US researchers. Experiments showed that levels of adenosine - a natural painkiller - increased in tissues near acupuncture sites, and pain experts said the findings may partly explain how the… Continue reading Acupuncture Pain Molecule Pinpointed

Fertility Support & Pregnancy

Acupuncture Support During IVF Treatment

Featured in the Mail Online on 20th August this year, this is an inspiring story about Clare Nasir, and her quest to become pregnant. As her article reveals, she discovered the benefits of acupuncture and felt that it played its part in helping her to conceive.   Read on here for her full, inspiring story. For a free 20 minute initial… Continue reading Acupuncture Support During IVF Treatment