Pain

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

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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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Many patients who are considering acupuncture for the first time have hundreds of questions they would like to ask.  I see many patients from Preston, Blackburn, Clitheroe and other parts of Lancashire, and I'm always very happy to answer any questions and talk about the suitability of acupuncture for them. If you have questions about acupuncture please feel free to get in… Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Insomnia

Acupuncture in the News – Insomnia

Anyone who suffers from insomnia will know the misery it can cause, and I regularly see patients who find acupuncture very helpful. Here are a couple of items on acupuncture and insomnia that have appeared in the press recently.  The first is an interview on BBC breakfast with an acupuncturist and a GP who both talk about the… Continue reading Acupuncture in the News – Insomnia

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Kick-start a healthy 2012 with Acupuncture

The new year has leapt upon us and many of us are embarking on a 2012 'get healthy' plan.  If you would like to regain your feel-good factor and get a great start to the new year look no further. Do you wish you had more energy? Would you like to look after yourself better? Do you… Continue reading Kick-start a healthy 2012 with Acupuncture

Pain

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

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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

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