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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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

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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

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Stay Healthier with Seasonal Acupuncture

During the autumn I am encouraging my patients here in Preston, Lancashire to have a seasonal acupuncture treatment, to help them stay healthier into the autumn and winter months ahead. Now is a great time to try acupuncture for the first time and experience the benefits of better health during the winter months. As we… Continue reading Stay Healthier with Seasonal Acupuncture