Freedom from Anxiety

Its Mental Health Awareness week! Feeling exhausted, and stressed can lead to anxiety, depression and insomnia. What is stress? Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels  increase risk of anxiety,  depression, and lower life expectancy.  Scientific studies  link elevated cortisol levels as a potential trigger for mental illness. Cortisol is released in response to fear or stress Continue reading »

World Sleep day – Acupuncture and sleep

Stress can play havoc with sleep, well being and most importantly mental health.  Over work, anxiety and  burn out can all lead to general anxiety which can lead to a disruption in sleep patterns. The medical definition of insomnia is  “a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep Continue reading »

Acupuncture For Fertility

What is Acupuncture? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in the East more than 2000 years ago and is a comprehensive medical system. It comprises of a range of therapies including: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, massage and dietary therapy to help patients achieve and maintain health. Acupuncture is one of the safest and most popular complementary therapies Continue reading »

How does Acupuncture help stress?

Stress is one of the most common problems in the western world today. Work, relationships and financial pressure can all cause worry  which may  result in both mental and physical symptoms. Fortunately there are many ways to relieve stress which are both simple and cost-effective. There are plenty of stress management activities you can try Continue reading »

Acupuncture for anxiety & stress.

Anxiety UK and the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have launched a project which will see members of Anxiety UK being able to access traditional acupuncture through this new partnership. Acupuncture Traditional acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and Continue reading »

Acupuncture & Menopause

The menopause is a natural physiological event and marks a time of transition from one stage of life to another. Typical symptoms associated with the menopause include hot flushes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbance and weight gain. These are all a response of the body to dropping levels of oestrogen and most women experience one or Continue reading »

Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained fertility issues account for between 30-50% of all couples having difficult conceiving and is something we see  frequently in the clinic. It is generally described as any couple who have not conceived in over a year of trying without success. Once in the system of medical appointments and tests your stress levels may rise… Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Migraine Headache Finchley & Hendon

Robust scientific research  has found that  acupuncture can help people who suffer from headache and migraine, Acupuncture has been  found to reduce the frequency of headaches compared to taking no preventative measures (such as drugs or relaxation techniques). These results suggest that acupuncture can potentially reduce the frequency of migraine or tension headaches. Acupuncture can Continue reading »

A healthy pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting and wonderful time, however with the many physical and hormonal changes that occur,it can also be a time of discomfort.  Many pregnant women suffer from nausea,  other conditions that are considered a “normal” part of pregnancy. Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective way to address these complaints, especially since many Continue reading »