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Simple tips on increasing energy. Many patients who come to see us in practice often report having low energy. There are many reasons for this including pain, lack of sleep, poor hydration, poor nutrition and stress. As a nation we are constantly bombarded with articles looking at ways to increase energy, from energy boosting tablets, […]

Possible benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy  Pregnancy is a physiological state, but even when a woman has an uncomplicated pregnancy she may suffer with back and pelvic pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. When the foetus is in the breech position, labour can be complicated. Labour consists of a series […]

 Can acupuncture help patients suffering stress? Please note this information is taken from the British Acupuncture Council directly.  Up to half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress every year, which often results in illness.(Health and Safety Executive 2011) Other factors that affect stress levels include alcohol, smoking, exams, pregnancy, divorce, moving, death […]

Could acupuncture be used as part of a treatment protocol for anxiety? Please note this information comes directly from the British Acupuncture Council.  Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (NICE 2007; Clinical Evidence 2007). They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and […]

Can acupuncture help painful periods? Dysmenorrhoea is painful cramps originating in the uterus just prior to or during menstruation. It can be primary (i.e. without any organic pathology) or secondary (i.e. associated with a pathological condition, such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts). The pain usually lasts between 8 and 72 hours.(Fraser 1992) Adolescent girls are […]