Is there a role for acupuncture prior to surgery?

July 6, 2017 0 comments Acupuncture, Pain and Injury, Stress

Many medical interventions, including surgery have unknown effectiveness. Does this statement shock you? It certainly did me when I read the British Medical Journal’s findings about interventions to treat disease which found that 56% of interventions have unknown effectiveness or … Continued

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Shingles pain and how acupuncture helps

October 17, 2016 0 comments Acupuncture, Pain and Injury

Shingles is a very painful and distressing viral condition which particularly effects the elderly and those with lowered immune systems. Having had to treat this recently prompted me to discuss how acupuncture can help. The herpes zoster virus is reactivated … Continued

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Top tips for managing strains and sprains

February 22, 2016 0 comments Pain and Injury

As an acupuncturist I often see muscular and tendon injuries and occasionally ligament problems. Treatment helps speed up repair, though the hardest part of rehab for some clients is adjusting their behaviour to let the injury heal.   Here are my top … Continued

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Breast engorgement: what causes it and how to get relief

November 16, 2015 0 comments Pain and Injury, Pregnancy, Women's Health

What causes your breasts to engorge, ache, harden, and feel like they’ll burst any second, and what can you do for breast engorgement relief?   What is breast engorgement? During your first week after birth, whether you’re breastfeeding or not, … Continued

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Press-stroke your Cold away

October 9, 2015 0 comments Health, Pain and Injury

You feel a cold coming on, perhaps slight soreness in the throat, a sneeze here and there. Now is the time to act. I’ve provided some homecare remedies on my website ( you can follow, but have you thought of … Continued

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To Ice or Not to Ice?

October 9, 2015 0 comments Pain and Injury

For many years Doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and others have told us to ice any soft tissue injury, such as a sprained ankle.   I’m often asked this question by my clients, should I ice my injury or not? Chinese Medicine says … Continued

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‘Couch Potato Culture’ Causes a Generation of Londoners Back Pain

February 14, 2014 0 comments News, Pain and Injury

A new study shows London is risking a back pain epidemic caused by unhealthy habits and sedentary lifestyles. The findings from a study by the British Acupuncture Council, my professional body, to mark ‘Acupuncture Awareness Week’ (3rd-10th March 2014) show … Continued

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Spinal Health

December 14, 2012 0 comments Pain and Injury

What do I mean by “spinal health”? Well, out of the spine exits all the nerves that enable our brain to control and communicate with our body.  Making sure this communication system works, is the key to good health; not … Continued

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Back pain, the unwelcome 21st birthday gift

December 13, 2012 0 comments Pain and Injury

The Olympics and Paralympics are now over.  I didn’t get any tickets to watch the events live but enjoyed watching the endeavours of the athletes on TV, seeing such commitment and hard work was impressive.  I also watch sport from … Continued

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Kinesio taping

February 4, 2012 0 comments Pain and Injury

I’ve added kineso taping to my repertoire, by completing an advanced course last year.  The tape prolongs the effects of treatment to muscles and joints.  Lots of sports people are wearing this colourful tape; David Beckham is wearing a fetching … Continued

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