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Acupuncture is safer than conventional medicine

It is time to start setting the record straight on acupuncture. Currently there is a notion that acupuncture can be a risky treatment, below I will present the evident to shatter this illusion and reinstate the correct understanding, that acupuncture is in fact much safer than conventional medicine. Research into acupuncture safety   There is [...]

By | 2017-10-17T19:14:52+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Acupuncture, Awareness, Public Health, Research|0 Comments

Benefits of acupuncture last a year!

A powerful study has been published showing that 90% of the benefits of acupuncture would last a year! This evidence has been extracted from a huge data-set amassed by a team at York University headed up by Hugh MacPherson. It includes nearly 18,000 patients from 29 clinical trials that focus on back pain, neck and [...]

By | 2017-10-10T09:12:23+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Acupuncture, Awareness, Research|0 Comments

Our Inner Microbiome – How bacteria make or break our health

In this blog I will delve into the depths of our gut, presenting what we know about our inner microbiome and what research is discovering about its health implications.  This is quite a long post as there is so much to say about gut health.  To keep it attractive I figured I would add lots [...]

By | 2017-09-23T10:30:13+00:00 September 11th, 2017|General Health and Well-Being, Medical Conditions, Research|0 Comments

The World Health Organisation recommends acupuncture for over 100 conditions

The World Health Organisation (WHO) began on the 7th of April 1948, with the vision of ‘a world in which everyone can live healthy, productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live'.  They therefore have offices in over 150 countries.  They work alongside policy makers and advisors 'to ensure the highest attainable [...]

By | 2017-08-31T19:51:43+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Acupuncture, Awareness, Medical Conditions, Public Health, Research|0 Comments

Acupuncture as an anaesthetic in open heart surgery

Anaesthesia is of acupuncture's many traditional uses.  The idea of acupuncture as an anaesthetic in open heart surgery might sound odd or surprising.  But the long-standing use of acupuncture as an anaesthetic goes a long way towards showing just how powerful and effective it can be.  Studies into using acupuncture as an anaesthetic show that [...]

Acupuncture prevents cell death in the brain

Researchers in China have discovered yet another benefit of acupuncture, in a recent project on high blood pressure.  They investigated the effects of acupuncture at a specific point on rats with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.  They showed that acupuncture reduces cell death in the brain by lowering blood pressure, which confirms previous [...]

Acupuncture for mental health

Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of conditions.  One of these, mental ill-health, is becoming a larger and larger issue.  It's close to my heart, as I've suffered myself.  Acupuncture for mental health is beneficial for many people. Mental ill-health The most common forms of mental ill-health are anxiety and depression.  These conditions can [...]

Acupuncture for veterans in America – Democrats submit bill

An American politician has just submitted a bill to make acupuncture available in veterans' health centres.  Representative Judy Chu, a Democrat of California, introduced the bill, called ‘Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act’.  It aims to provide acupuncture for veterans to help with the variety of mental and physical health conditions they suffer.  If passed, it [...]

Acupuncture for constipation provides lasting relief

Acupuncture for constipation? A recent editorial in the Annals of Palliative Medicine discusses the results of acupuncture for constipation, and considers why it provides lasting relief.  536 patients participated in the largest study discussed.  The average improvement of bowel movements was from 0.4 per week to 2.6.  This effect remained at a 12 week follow-up. [...]

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CRS) is the subject of a recent study published in Brain, a peer reviewed journal dedicated to breakthroughs in neurology.  CTS results from a squeezed nerve in the wrist.  It slows down nerve impulses from the hands, and also damages the area of the brain that is responsible [...]