RESEARCH INTO ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT FOR STRESS & ANXIETY

I find treating people suffering from stress, anxiety, and stress-related problems to be very satisfying. After all, these are things that can quite literally suck all pleasure out of our lives.

My own experience of treating in this way is that the acupuncture can bring about a state of enhanced calmness and enable people to… Continue reading

TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH TUBERCULOSIS IN AFRICA WITH MOXIBUSTION

This is truly exciting work that is being carried out at two locations – one in Uganda and the other in South Africa. These large-scale studies are being led by a British-based charity in collaboration with local medics and involve the use of moxibustion on patients with tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis remains the second biggest infective cause… Continue reading

THURSDAY 9 JANUARY UPDATE

Due to personal reasons, I will not be working at the Corner Surgery tomorrow (9 January) but will be back there as usual next Wednesday and Thursday.

DRUG COMPANIES SUPPRESS UNFAVOURABLE TRIALS

I believe that acupuncture and other forms of complementary medicine should be regulated. Only strong and effective regulations can protect patients and potential clients, and ultimately it also protects the overwhelming majority of practitioners who act ethically, professionally, and competently at all times.

Therefore I welcome scrutiny and regulation, not least because it protects me… Continue reading

PREGNANCY ACUPRESSURE CLASSES

In the new year, I will be giving lessons to pregnant couples in the application of acupressure. Studies have demonstrated that acupressure can help to facilitate effective labour and provide pain relief.

The classes will be for the pregnant woman and her partner and will be two hours long. They will take place at a… Continue reading

WELL-KNOWN MEDITATORS

You do not have to live in a cave or wear a sack-cloth to feel the benefits of meditation. Many people chose to meditate every day and experience spiritual, physical, and emotional benefits as a result. Here are a few well-known people who practice the same form of meditation as me:

Russell Brand: comedian political… Continue reading

REFLECTIONS ON DAOISM

Imagine a philosophy with the central tenet of the importance of doing nothing. It sounds very different to most belief systems. Capitalism requires economic activity; Socialism strives for greater egalitarianism; and Islam has the Five Pillars. With Daoism, the concept of Wu Wei (“effortless doing”) is integral. Or as Daoist philosopher, Lao Tsu,… Continue reading

CHOOSING AN ACUPUNCTURIST

The term “acupuncturist” is not at present legally protected in the same way that “osteopath”, “solicitor”, or “dietitian” is. There are historic reasons for this, which include the number of regulatory bodies for the profession that once proliferated. Unfortunately, the result of this is that anybody could put a sign up in a shop window… Continue reading

Autumn Newsletter 2013

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