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Ohio adds acupuncture to Medicaid

As of the 1st of January 2018 acupuncture will be available in…. Ohio! Ok so it isn’t anywhere near the UK, which is a big shame. But this is great news for acupuncture internationally. Acupuncture will be available on Medicaid for patients with back pain and/or migraine. Ohio will be the first state in the [...]

Is acupuncture evidence based?

Is acupuncture evidence based? Awareness and acceptance of acupuncture is at an all-time high and still increasing year on year. I see a wider variety of people in my clinics and I get more referrals from GPs with a growing variety of conditions. However, there can still be the perception that acupuncture is not effective, [...]

Acupuncture for Endometriosis

For those with endometriosis, you know what it is. For those that do not have endometriosis, it is one of the most painful conditions someone can endure. Endometriosis occurs when some of the uterine lining (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus. This tissue responds to the changes in hormones that stimulate a period. When [...]

Acupuncture on NICE guidelines for depression!

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), the group that advises the NHS on effective treatment strategies is updating its guidelines of depression and acupuncture has got a mention. The good news: NICE, ‘agreed that [acupuncture has] potentially promising results’. The less good news: No guidelines have been issues for acupuncture. This is a shame [...]

Acupuncture – The Best Medicine?

A huge new patient survey has been release that shows acupuncture significantly exceeds national benchmarks for quality of care. 93% of participants said their primary symptoms were successfully treated 99% said the quality of care and service was good or excellent Only 0.014% (13 people) reported a minor adverse effect, i.e. a bruise. None reported [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:10:29+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Acupuncture, Awareness, Public Health, Research|0 Comments

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 [...]