Anxiety: the silent sufferers

New research suggests that anxiety is often suffered in silence, as over two thirds of the estimated three million UK sufferers fail to seek treatment. The study carried out by the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK, to mark World Mental Health Day (10th October), questioned whether sufferers are currently aware of all the alternative Continue reading »

Backcare Awareness Week 7 – 11 October 2013

Back pain is one of the leading causes of work-related sickness absence. Approximately 40% of people experience lower back pain at some point in their adult life. Acute episodes are usually less than 6 weeks in duration, while chronic lower back pain can last for more than 12 weeks. There can be various causes ranging from Continue reading »

Depression moving forward

A major new piece of research has just been published entitled ‘Acupuncture & Counselling for Depression in Primary Care – A Randomised Controlled Trial’. The study was carried out by research scientists at York University, and this is the first major study to evaluate in detail the clinical impact of acupuncture and counselling for patients Continue reading »

Migraine Awareness Week 1 – 7 Sept 2013

The Migraine Trust promotes Migraine Awareness Week every year to raise general awareness of migraine as a serious public health issue. Migraine affects 1 in 7 people, that’s over eight million people in the United Kingdom alone, making it more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Can acupuncture help my migraine? There have now Continue reading »

Needles!

Ever wondered how big an acupuncture needle is? This very short and light hearted video demonstration produced by the British Acupuncture Council for Acupuncture Awareness Week shows you just how fine they really are!

Acupucture for what?

I’m often asked about what types of conditions acupuncture can treat.  I often say ‘all sorts!’ and in my experience this is true. As acupuncture becomes more mainstream there is a growing body of evidence for the efficacy of treatment – for a list of the types of conditions that people go to an acupuncturist to help address have a look here Continue reading »