Cupping

I love this photo. It's very cheeky. It makes me think of the sort of thing that could happen when you get a group of Chinese medicine practitioners together at a dinner party, perhaps during the washing up. So what is cupping and when do we use it? I'd like to say at this point, … Continue reading Cupping

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Should you? Shouldn’t you? The new advice on alcohol.

The BBC headline this morning So here we are, it's that time of year when we're encouraged to abstain and 'detox' from the xmas excesses. I'm old enough to have seen this trend of conflicting health advice from 'experts based on latest research'. Not so long ago, people were encourage to have a small glass … Continue reading Should you? Shouldn’t you? The new advice on alcohol.

Manningtree to Bures along the Stour valley path (20miles)

This is part of my training for a charity walk in August. It's a beautiful walk, perhaps not for the fainthearted but doable with plenty of snack breaks, especially on a long summer's day. There are waymarks as it's part of a national trail┬ábut you definitely need a proper map as it's easy to take … Continue reading Manningtree to Bures along the Stour valley path (20miles)

Burnt out Brits struggle with stress

http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-pr-press-releases/4344-burnt-out-brits-struggle-with-stress.html?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=news&utm_source=social We will always encounter stressful events in our lives, its unavoidable. Our response is, I suppose, an evolutionary thing, e.g when our ancestors were faced with a woolly mammoth, it was an advantage to have the body flooded with adrenaline, the heart & respiration rate increase to aid a quick getaway and ensure survival. … Continue reading Burnt out Brits struggle with stress

Study Backs Acupuncture For Reducing Dental Anxiety | Dentistry news | Dental News | Cosmetic Dentistry Guide

Study Backs Acupuncture For Reducing Dental Anxiety | Dentistry news | Dental News | Cosmetic Dentistry Guide. Having a background in Dental hygiene, I welcome little reports like this. Whilst acupuncture and Chinese medicine are a lot more than just a relaxing, feel-good treatment, it's ability to relieve anxiety are well documented. Many people have … Continue reading Study Backs Acupuncture For Reducing Dental Anxiety | Dentistry news | Dental News | Cosmetic Dentistry Guide

Why choose a British Acupuncture Council registered acupuncturist?

BAcC.....a leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK's largest professional body for traditional acupuncturists. Acupuncturists who are members will display this logo and/or use the letters MBAcC. When seeking out an acupuncturist, it is important to consider the level of training the … Continue reading Why choose a British Acupuncture Council registered acupuncturist?

Acupuncture for addiction

One of the areas where acupuncture, specifically ear (auricular) acupuncture, has been used successfully for many years is in drug and alcohol services. Firstly I would say, it makes sense to find non-pharmocological ways of treating drug and alcohol dependency. For a lot of addicts and alcoholics, coming off drugs and alcohol is in many … Continue reading Acupuncture for addiction