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15 Oct, 2018

Can Acupuncture Help Me With Grief?

2018-10-15T15:56:50+00:00 October 15th, 2018|

In Chinese Medicine grief, especially if it is prolonged, can disrupt the energy of the Lung.  In Chinese Medicine the Lung is known as the sensitive organ and when we are unable to process our grief it can disrupt the energy of the Lung, causing imbalance and disorder.  When someone […]

12 Oct, 2018

World Egg Day 2018

2018-10-12T13:21:02+00:00 October 12th, 2018|

Over the years I have worked with lots of women who need donor eggs to achieve their dream of a family.  In every case, these women have been through multiple rounds of IVF – rounds which often fail to produce many (sometimes any) eggs or if they do, the eggs […]

11 Oct, 2018

Autumn is Here (and Here in The Clinic!)

2018-10-15T11:35:33+00:00 October 11th, 2018|

Every season I change the artwork in the clinic to reflect what’s going on outside the window. I do this because it’s important in Chinese Medicine, and life generally, to live – as best we can – in harmony with the seasons.  Autumn is all about change;  the change from […]

26 Jul, 2017

New research says acupuncture associated with prevention of migraine

2018-07-18T12:52:38+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

It’s estimated that in the UK each day, approximately 190,000 people suffer with migraine. That’s a huge figure and the cost to the NHS is also huge (about £150m per year in doctors visits and prescription medication). It also has a knock-on effect on work or school with absenteeism thought […]

26 Jan, 2017

Colic in babies – New research published today shows acupuncture can help

2018-07-18T11:15:35+00:00 January 26th, 2017|

Colic can affect up to 20% of newborns and is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in a baby that otherwise appears to be healthy and thriving (NICE, 2016).  The jury is out regards what actually causes colic but it could be a symptom of constipation, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), […]

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 […]