The Top 5 Acupuncture myths

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Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years but it is still a recent addition to the way we try and heal ourselves. Recently we’ve heard about Andy Murray using acupuncture to help with pain and recovery before Wimbledon. And also about Claire Nasir as she was going through fertility issues. But even if… Read more »

The mind-body connection and how it can help you

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A recent article about the mind-body connection made me think. In this study, researchers have been able to show a link between doing some yoga (poses and meditation) and improving a very physical symptom (Atrial fibrillation). As an acupuncturist, this sounds obvious to me. Emotions, mind, the physical body, all this is connected together and… Read more »

How to chose your acupuncturist

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There is nothing more difficult than choosing a new  health practitioner. You want someone that you can trust and will be competent enough to help you with your complaint. So when choosing an acupuncturist, a lot of people rely on word of mouth. Whilst this is a good way to do a first ‘screaning’, there… Read more »

Acupuncture and Menopause

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Hot flushes plague many women during menopause because at that of their life, women experience fluctuations in hormone levels. Well, it looks like acupuncture is now recognized as providing relief from this miserable symptom. Studies have shown that acupuncture may help relieve hot flushes from menopause. And another study also showed that acupuncture can improve… Read more »

Conquering Osteoarthritis with Acupuncture

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Osteoarthritis is a debilitating illness where the cartilage and others structures around the joints are damaged and/or inflamed resulting in pain and stiffness. The knees and the hips are commonly affected but osteoarthritis can affect the hands or the neck too.   A recent review of all the treatments available to support patients suffering from… Read more »

Acupuncture, a holistic therapy

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Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are said to be a holistic therapy. But what does it really mean? Firstly, it means that when doing a diagnostic, the practitioner looks and treats the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. So it is not unusual that a patient coming for, let’s say lower back pain, sees… Read more »

Protecting yourself from colds

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I don’t know about you but with the temperatures going down, I have seen more and more people coming up with a cold recently. Some people seem to get one cold after the other during the whole winter whilst others just sail through and never seem to be ill. So what can you do to… Read more »