Acupuncture needles are nothing like the hypodermic needles used by medics for injections and collecting blood. My experience as an acupuncturist is that any patient who is a little nervous prior to their first treatment is completely reassured and put at ease when I show them the acupuncture needles that I use.
Acupuncture needles are… Continue reading
Peppermint tea for GERD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) is a commonly-tried method of symptom management. However, it is in fact strongly contra-indicated for this condition.
GERD, as it most commonly known, is a condition where contents from the stomach, notably acid, protrude up into the oesophagus. The mots noticeable symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation. There… Continue reading
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 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
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 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
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