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Getting to the point of the matter: medical acupuncture with Chris Brooks at the BOP Medical acupuncture, which is sometimes referred to as ‘dry needling’, is a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It was formed using the principles of evidence-based medicine and incorporates modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It is used by doctors, […]

The growing demand for homeopathy-taken from direct source-http://facultyofhomeopathy.org/the-growing-demand-for-homeopathy/  Homeopathy has never been so popular; currently 15% of the population of Britain trust it as a form of treatment.1 The over-the-counter market  currently stands at around £40million in the UK, based on the last market figures published by Mintel, which estimated in 2007 it was worth […]

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. Alongside the pain, it is common for sufferers to also have one or more of the following complaints; restless legs, poor sleep, extreme tiredness, headaches, irritable bowel, reduced memory/concentration (fibro-fog), muscle stiffness and increased sensitivity to pain and other stimuli like noise and […]

Put your best foot forward! It is the height of the Summer, and we have (surprisingly) had some sun! Which is a fantastic opportunity for us to get out and about to keep ourselves fit and healthy. With the success of the Olympics so far, hopefully some of you have been inspired to start looking […]

Broadwater Osteopathic Practice is a long established practice in Worthing, West Sussex but why do people choose us? Choosing where to go for treatment can be a tricky task, with so many places offering the same services and at roughly the same fee. How do you choose which is best for you? Over 90% of […]

A system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. This is the Oxford English dictionary definition of reflexology. This definition is in part true. The theory behind the treatment is that the feet are a mirror image of our bodies […]

Think of a visit to us as an MOT for your body, being similar to a visit to the dentist, hygienist, chiropodist or mechanic.  Our aim is to help to keep your musculoskeletal health in tip-top condition. It is worthwhile to mention that the pain you feel is often the first thing you experience to […]

1-Acupuncture is a powerful natural painkiller. There is more medical research about how and why acupuncture so successfully treats pain than any other condition. Numerous studies describe how acupuncture boosts your body’s production of natural painkillers, such as endorphins[1]  that are 200 times more potent than morphine. And many researchers agree acupuncture is just as […]

Dry needling (modern acupuncture) and Osteopathy As an adjunct to the Osteopathic techniques, some of our osteopaths at BOP also use dry-needling or modern acupuncture as part of their treatments. This approach can give great results, especially in reducing muscular spasm and tension and by addressing the ‘trigger points’ (hypersensitive, knotted, tight points) in the […]

The curse of the forward head posture In clinic many of my clients present to me with a classic postural problems and the ‘forward head posture’ (FHP) This tends to have been perfected by the client over a period of time and results in the head drifting forward, instead of the ears being positioned over […]