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9 Dec, 2016

Acupuncture better for post op pain, anxiety and coping after mastectomy says new research

2018-07-18T13:05:24+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

New research published recently demonstrates that Acupuncture is more effective in the first and second post operative days following mastectomy (surgery to remove the breast, usually because of cancer) than drug therapy.  The research looked at pain relief, anxiety scores, feelings of being able to cope and nausea among women who […]

10 Sep, 2016

New research: “Acupuncture beats fertility medicines when it comes to helping women fall pregnant”

2018-07-18T13:08:29+00:00 September 10th, 2016|

Details of a study published in The Sun newspaper today showed that acupuncture is more effective than fertility drugs in some causes of sub and infertility.

“WOULD-BE mums should consider acupuncture with a recent study finding the treatment is better at helping women fall pregnant than fertility drugs.   The alternative treatment […]

8 Aug, 2016

Olympic Cupping. Top athletes use Chinese cupping

2018-07-18T13:10:27+00:00 August 8th, 2016|

We acupuncturists have long known the positive benefits of cupping therapy.  Indeed in this clinic it is an extremely rare day that goes by that I don’t get out my cupping equipment.  From the relief of muscular aches and pains, through to fertility and stress management, cupping has many applications […]

5 Jul, 2016

New research saysAcupuncture doubles chance of pregnancy in IVF

2018-07-18T13:12:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|

As acupuncturists we have long known the positive effect acupuncture has on IVF success rates.  A new studyout this week and presented at the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology described research undertaken on 127 women at the Homerton NHS Trust in London undergoing their first or second round […]

25 May, 2016

Help stop smoking with social support!

2018-07-18T13:14:32+00:00 May 25th, 2016|

If you smoke, stopping smoking is the single most positive thing you can do for your health.  The sad truth is that about half of all regular smokers will die from diseases directly related to their habit (source: ASH, 2015).  It can seem like an impossibility to think of quitting […]

10 May, 2016

Ear acupuncture may help weight loss says new BMJ study

2018-07-18T13:16:19+00:00 May 10th, 2016|

A promising study has shown that simple ear acupuncture can help weight loss as well as suppress the hunger hormone ghrelin. The study, published in BMJ Open Gastroenterology randomised two groups of people to either receive ear acupuncture for a month or sham [pretend] acupuncture.  The results showed weight loss in the […]

11 Nov, 2015

Fertility low? Consider Acupuncture

2018-07-18T13:17:32+00:00 November 11th, 2015|

It’s estimated that one in six women in the UK have difficulty conceiving a baby. Sometimes the problem can be easily identified – such as blocked fallopian tubes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). But it’s not always possible to pinpoint the cause of infertility and assisted conception isn’t always the […]

21 May, 2015

Research shows Acupuncture can help dry-mouth

2018-07-18T13:20:25+00:00 May 21st, 2015|

Dry Mouth Seriously Affects Quality of Life

Dry mouth – also known as xerostomia – is an abnormally dry mouth and decreased production of saliva.  Xerostomia is a distressing condition that can really affect the quality of life of sufferers.  Xerostomia can arise from many causes; drug side effects, radiotherapy, cancer, certain […]

16 Apr, 2015

Chronic Cystitis: Acupuncture may help prevent attacks

2018-07-18T13:22:23+00:00 April 16th, 2015|

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder that can occur with or without a bacterial infection.  The symptoms of cystitis can include burning or stinging when passing urine or after urination, a constant feeling of needing to pass urine and abdominal discomfort or pain.  Many women have suffered from cystitis […]