BRITISH ACUPUNCTURE COUNCIL

The British Acupuncture Council is the main body representing acupuncture practitioners in the UK.

The British Acupuncture Council was founded in 1995 and today has just over 3,000 members, all of whom are subject to its rigorous standards of safety and competence.

The earliest bodies for acupuncturists in the UK were both founded in 1961… Continue reading

SOUTH LONDON ACUPUNCTURE NEWS

South London acupuncture therapy since 2007 with Mark Kiely of the British Acupuncture Council in SE10, SE5, and SW8

South London Acupuncture Low-Cost Clinic Update

The south London acupuncture low-cost clinic is based at the Corner Surgery GP practice on Coldharbour Lane SE5. The building work that has been going on at the surgery for… Continue reading

LOW COST ACUPUNCTURE

The low cost acupuncture clinic at the Corner Surgery on Coldharbour Lane was set up in 2012. I had approached the partners in some of the local GP practices, and found those at the Corner Surgery to be the most receptive.

My reasons for wanting to set up a low cost acupuncture clinic in south… Continue reading

LABOUR ACUPRESSURE

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

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

CAMBERWELL ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC UPDATE

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

QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.”

Zhuang Zhou

Zhunag Zhou was a Chinese philosopher of the Warring States period in the fourth century

ACUPUNCTURE AND MENOPAUSAL HOT FLUSHES

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

CROHN’S DISEASE

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

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