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Beetroot juice helps beat high blood pressure


September 26, 2018 0 comments Acupuncture, Blood pressure, Food and supplements, Heart health

Diet can have a major impact on heart health and blood pressure. It was good to hear about the benefits of beetroot recently (Health Matters on Radio 4). Especially since this is one of the vegetables Chinese Medicine links to … Continued

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Zap Your Pain Away


June 20, 2018 0 comments Acupuncture, Pain and Injury

We are electrical and chemical beings so what better way to stop pain signals from the body to the brain than to zap them with an electrical current, or as we acupuncturists call this “electroacupuncture”. If you’ve been to see … Continued

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Pain, Chinese Medicine and Neuroscience


June 20, 2018 0 comments Acupuncture, Pain and Injury

About Pain Pain is a subjective experience. It’s a sensation associated with actual or crucially potential tissue damage and registered in different areas of the brain. Millions of people suffer from pain, both physical and emotional, and it is commonly … Continued

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What ‘dose’ of acupuncture do I need?


April 13, 2018 0 comments Acupuncture

I use the word ‘dose’ rather than number of sessions because in effect that’s what we need to consider for treatment effectiveness. It’s like taking a pill: “Would 500mg of a painkiller be enough every 4 hours for my headache, … Continued

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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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Singing with Acupuncture Needles


October 17, 2016 0 comments Acupuncture

Not literally you understand, now that would be painful on the ear and lead to a major exodus of my clients! But I do ‘twiddle’ the needles once they are in place during a treatment, which is my way of … Continued

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