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It’s All In Your Head


November 30, 2018 0 comments Health, Pain and Injury, Stress

People with psychosomatic pain use to be told “you’re not really in pain, it’s just in your head, you are making this up”. Such a diagnosis holds a big stigma. Yet the pain is real, though not from a physical … 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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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 (https://traceygoulding.com/search/colds) 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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