Acupuncture for colds and flu

Get ready for winter Autumn/ winter is upon us. The nights are drawing in, and the weather is noticeably colder.Winter is also a time when we are more likely to catch colds and flu so it is important to maintain a healthy diet to support the body’s immune system. A diet lacking in key nutrients Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Stress

Recent research studies suggest that Acupuncture can help beat stress and leave you feeling calm, relaxed and  enhance  well being. MRI scanners reveal that after an acupuncture session the brain chemistry is altered to a calmer more peaceful state boosting the production of  feel good chemicals, serotonin and dopamine. What is stress? Modern life can Continue reading »

Acupuncture for migraines

Do you suffer with migraine?  Strong research reveals acupuncture can help.  Acupuncture has been shown to reduce intensity and frequency of symptoms offering a natural approach without side effects. There have been numerous studies for acupuncture in the treatment of migraines. One systematic review demonstrated that traditional acupuncture is superior to drug treatment for chronic Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Frozen shoulder

What causes Shoulder Pain? The shoulder is prone to injury due its structure and function.   As a ball and socket joint, there is more mobility, therefore more chance for injury. Key structures around the shoulder include the biceps tendon, and the rotator cuff muscles (the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subscapularis) which help to move and Continue reading »

Acupuncture for hayfever

Spring is here and, for 15 million of us, that means the misery of hay fever. If you are one of the 25% of the population whose lives are made a misery by hay fever  you’ll be painfully aware that the pollen season is upon us. What are the classic symptoms of hay fever?   Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Sciatica

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What is Sciatica? Sciatica is one of the most common disorders seen in the acupuncture clinic. It is a form of nerve inflammation and getting rid of inflammation is what acupuncture does best. Symptoms of Sciatic nerve pain lower back pain pain in the buttock, hip or leg burning, tingling down the leg weakness,numbness or Continue reading »

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANXIETY

In our fast paced society, with work pressures and deadlines, family commitments and pressure to achieve, feelings of anxiety and stress  can spin out of control, leaving people feeling trapped, overwhelmed and unable to cope. Acupuncture is proven, immediate  and successful treatment for stress and anxiety. Anxiety symptoms include: Shallow breathing Racing heart Broken sleep Continue reading »

Cool down menopausal hot flushes with acupuncture

Acupuncture helps women suffering from hot flushes   – The menopause occurs at the average age of 53 years old. – Hot flushes are one of the most common symptoms and go on for an average of 4 years.  They are caused by the change in hormone levels. – Approximately 70% of women will experience Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Pain relief

What did i treat in Clinic this week? i see a lot of patients with  chronic pain: Persistent (chronic) pain is a widespread problem that affects around 8 million people of all ages in the UK. In 22% of cases, chronic pain leads to depression,  Typical chronic pain conditions include: osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; low back, Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Lower back pain

Lower back pain is the UK’s leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence.  The condition affects more than 1.1 million people in the UK, with 95% of patients suffering from problems affecting the lower back. Back pain currently costs the NHS and community care services more than £1 Continue reading »