Acupuncture Awareness Week

It is Acupuncture Awareness Week 2016 and this year the focus is on sports injuries with Olympian swimmer Rebecca Adlington raising the profile of traditional acupuncture and its benefits. Acupuncture Awareness Week is coordinated by the British Acupuncture Council and previous years have focused on the benefits of traditional acupuncture for conditions such as insomnia, Continue reading »

Meridians and Traditional Acupuncture

If you are searching for an acupuncturist make sure you research your practitioner first. Choose one who understands meridians and Chinese medicine. This short video illustrates the meridian system used in traditional acupuncture.

Cancer Research UK

One reason people with cancer use acupuncture is to help relieve sickness (nausea) caused by chemotherapy. Another reason to come for traditional acupuncture is that it can be very relaxing and it can improve your sense of wellbeing. Read more about the topic here on the Cancer Research UK website

Sleep – getting a balance

Insomnia can mean different things to people – for some it can be the inability to fall asleep easily. For others it is waking up in the night or early in the morning.  It may be sleep that is disturbed by dreams. The knock on effect can be exhaustion and lack of get up and Continue reading »

National Infertility Awareness Week

Its National Infertility Awareness Week. Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex. A couple is regarded as infertile if, after regular sexual intercourse, they have not conceived in two years. It is estimated that one in seven UK couples has difficulty conceiving (HFEA, 2006). Identifiable causes of Continue reading »