Moxibustion Therapy

Guidelines for using Moxa. Moxa is a plant that is used as a heat source to stimulate acupuncture points. Although acupuncture is better known in the West, moxibustion has also been used in traditional treatments for over 2000 years in China and is in fact the second part of the name for acupuncture in the Chinese language (zhen jiu, literally “needle moxa”). The moxa you have been given as part of your treatment is in the form of a moxa


Taking the discomfort out of morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting, often known as morning sickness is commonly experienced by women in early pregnancy; the prevalence rates being 50-80% for nausea, and 50% for vomiting and retching (Miller 2002; Woolhouse 2006). The symptoms are most common in the first trimester, between 6 and 12 weeks, but can continue to 20 weeks and last longer than this in up to 20% of women (Jewell 2003; Miller 2002). If vomiting is intractable, it can be associated with weight loss, dehydration



ZOMBIE NATION New research for Acupuncture Awareness Week shows sleep deprived Brits need to get to the point Research out today has revealed that we’re a nation of zombies with 1 in 5 f us claiming to feel like one after a disturbed night’s sleep. Results show that over two thirds of people in the UK are getting less than the recommended eight hours of sleep a night with money worries (53%), work (35%) and needing the toilet (30%) causing


VB, male, aged 33 years

“I had acupuncture because I was having problems sleeping at night. This was something that had been going on for several years now and it was getting to a point when I was struggling to do my work the next day. I was prescribed medication from my GP but I was having too many side effects which I wasn’t happy about. I researched acupuncture and found it was great for treating sleeping problems and insomnia. I had 12 sessions in


JB, female, aged 82

“For several years now I have been having sciatica like pains in my left hip and leg after being diagnosed with arthritis in my lower spine. I already had physiotherapy unsuccessfully and was now taking lots of painkillers to help dull the pain. A friend asked if I had tried acupuncture. I hadn’t but she said it helped her recover from sciatica really quickly. I found out about Balquees from her and made an appointment to see her. I have


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