Labour acupressure seems to be more effective than the use of needles with regard to providing pain relief and to help facilitate efficient labour. Acupuncturists with active experience in this field report women experiencing pain reduction combined with a sense of calmness and satisfaction with their own experience of giving birth.
There are numerous acupuncture… Continue reading
Acupuncture safety is a very important issue both for patients and practitioners. It is advisable, therefore, to only ever have traditional acupuncture from a practitioner who is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). Sadly, despite protracted legal and political wrangling, the term acupuncturist is not legally-protected in the same way that some professions… Continue reading
There is currently extensive building work going on at the Camberwell acupuncture low-cost clinic at the Corner Surgery. This has led to reduced hours for the time being. Usual hours at the Camberwell acupuncture clinic are Monday 9.00 – 13.30 and Wednesday 15.30 – 19.30. However, due to the building work, Mark will only be… Continue reading
British Acupuncture Council member, Karin Gillerman, has carried out a trial at the Homerton hospital in London on the effectiveness of acupuncture together with IVF. The data collected showed a conception rate of 46% in the acupuncture group and only 22% in the non-acupuncture group.
She funded the costs of treatment for this study herself… Continue reading
“Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.”
Zhunag Zhou was a Chinese philosopher of the Warring States period in the fourth century
A US trial has found that acupuncture treatment can reduce the hot flushes associated with menopause. The frequency of hot flushes after six months was reduced by 37% in a group of patients having acupuncture (up to a maximum of twenty treatment sessions) as opposed to 6% in a waiting list control group.
Avis et… Continue reading
This is a type of inflammatory intestinal disease. Regions of the ileum (the distal part of the small intestine from which food passes into the caecum part of the large intestine) become inflamed and oedematous.
The condition usually starts quite suddenly in teens or in young adults. Presenting symptoms are likely to be lower abdominal… Continue reading
Apologies for failing to provide an update of my availability over the Christmas period. A couple of people have pointed this out to me. Here is my altered availability for the new year period.
Saturday 31 Dec: not working
Sunday 1 January: Greenwich Natural Health Clinic closed
Monday 2 January: Corner Surgery Low-Cost Clinic and… Continue reading
Professor Muir Gray, former NHS Head of Knowledge, has described an ‘epidemic’ of over-prescription of pharmaceutical drugs. In a BBC television programme that aired in two parts back in October, Dr Chris van Tulleken explored this issue. The show was called ‘The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs’.
One of the things we learnt from this… Continue reading
Following on from my previous piece about the new study being undertaken to explore whether moxa treatment can help to reduce the potentially dangerous side-effects of chemotherapy, here is a short exploration of how moxibustion works.
The mechanisms of moxa treatment have not been fully established in western medical terms. One theory generally held is… Continue reading