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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 […]

Endometriosis is a chronic condition characterised by growth of endometrial tissue in sites other than the uterus, most commonly in the pelvic cavity, but also in other parts of the body (RCOG 2006). This ectopic tissue responds to the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle, with subsequent bleeding, inflammation, and pain. If the ovaries are […]

Can acupuncture help ease symptoms through the menopause? The menopause, defined as the end of the last menstrual period, occurs at a median age of 53 years (Hardy 2005). The change in hormone levels during the perimenopause and menopause, particularly the decline in levels of oestrogen, can cause acute menopausal symptoms; for example, about 30-70% of […]

Can acupuncture help vertigo? Please note this information is provided by the British Acupuncture Council for reference. People with vertigo have the illusion that the environment is moving about them, or that they are moving with respect to the environment.(DTB 2009) The condition usually originates in the peripheral nervous system, for example, due to a […]

Can acupuncture help with the effects of Parkinson’s? Please note, this information is provided by the British Acupuncture Council for reference. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. In the UK, around 16–18 in every 10,000 have Parkinson’s disease.(Mutch 1986) It is loss of dopamine-containing cells in the substantia nigra area of the brain […]

About Bowen This healing technique was developed by the Australian Tom Bowen.   For over 30 years he developed and refined his innovative form of soft tissue manipulation. Tom Bowen never actually taught anyone his technique.  However, he did allow people to observe him at work.  From these observations people developed their own interpretations and passed them on […]

Is sitting bad for  your health? Is it as bad as smoking even? It seems a drastic statement doesn’t it, but studies have shown that long-term sitting IS harmful for your health and the effects of it may not be reversible through exercise or other good habit changes. The key is essentially to minimise the […]

NICE guidelines for low back pain and the role of manual therapy explored. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.  They updated their guidelines for the assessment and management of low back pain and sciatica in November 2016. Their main recommendations were: A group exercise […]

Sleep problems…..need a good nights sleep then try these…… There is nothing more distressing in many ways than not sleeping. Poor sleep and insomnia can greatly affect mood, motivation and the ability to perform tasks during the daytime. It can also contribute to headaches, exacerbate pain and leave us feeling even less motivated to exercise […]