Every week I work with patients with cancer, many of whom have breast cancer and battle, to a greater or lesser extent, with the side effects of drug therapy. As an acupuncturist I see first hand how effective acupuncture can be in helping to minimise the side effects of chemotherapy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A new study has shown that electro-acupuncture appears to help benefit the environment in the womb and improves the pregnancy rates of women undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET).
The study of 68 women had either sham (pretend) acupuncture or the real thing on specific acupuncture points, and the points were stimulated with electro-acupuncture every […]