Approaching the Treatment of Pain

Approaching the Treatment of Pain

As a trained acupuncturist and TCM practitioner I approach the treatment of pain in a very specific way. Let’s be clear, in the main I am treating people who are suffering with Chronic pain, i.e. prolonged physical pain that lasts longer than the natural healing process should allow. Pain signals in the brain keep firing within the central nervous system for weeks, months or even years, long after when the pain should have dissipated and reduced.   This means that sometimes

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It’s All In The Mind. Acupuncture Myths #7

It’s All In The Mind. Acupuncture Myths #7

There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. As busy professionals taking care of ourselves is vitally important. Acupuncture can be a great way to do just that. Don’t let the myths put you off, here is the seventh in a series of acupuncture myths that I hope will lead you down the path to

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Yawn! How to sleep successfully.

Yawn! How to sleep successfully.

What keeps us awake? The Great British Sleep Survey was undertaken between March 2010 and June 2012. Results were both interesting and worrying. The report shared physical and psychological factors that keep us awake at night. Physical factors was led with bodily discomfort affecting 67% of the 20,000 respondents across the UK. This includes being woken from sleep with an urge to go to the toilet as well as aches and pains. Psychological factors was dominated by the  ‘racing mind’ as the

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It’s All Too Much! Acupuncture Myths #6

It’s All Too Much! Acupuncture Myths #6

There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. As busy professionals taking care of ourselves is vitally important. Acupuncture can be a great way to do just that. Don’t let the myths put you off, here is the sixth in a series of acupuncture myths that I hope will lead you down the path to discovering how

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Acupuncture and Fertility

Acupuncture and Fertility

Working within health and wellbeing I have learnt to become more conscious with my words. For example, I prefer to use the phrase ‘fertility challenges’ instead of ‘infertile’ when working with patients who have come to me for treatment to help them or their partner become pregnant. To me ‘Infertile’ in this context is too small a word to describe the multitude of underlying reasons that can prevent a family from growing, it seems to imply simply, that there is

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Whole World Of Pain! Acupuncture Myths #5

Whole World Of Pain! Acupuncture Myths #5

There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. As busy professionals taking care of ourselves is vitally important. Acupuncture can be a great way to do just that. Don’t let the myths put you off, here is the fifth in a series of acupuncture myths that I hope will lead you down the path to discovering

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6 Tips for Optimum Summer Health

6 Tips for Optimum Summer Health

Most of us look forward to the summer months; it makes a welcome change from the short darker days. In the Summer months, the weather is warmer, the sun is out (if we’re lucky!) and so people are drawn to the outside, along with this their mood and outlook on life is improved. Plants grow and people are full of energy, happier and more joyful. Chinese medicine is always about balance and since the summer is associated with fire, the balancing

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Sworn Enemies? Acupuncture Myths #4

Sworn Enemies? Acupuncture Myths #4

There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. As busy professionals taking care of ourselves is vitally important. Acupuncture can be a great way to do just that. Don’t let the myths put you off, here is the fourth in a series of acupuncture myths that I hope will lead you down the path to discovering

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Just for hippies, right? Acupuncture Myths #3

Just for hippies, right? Acupuncture Myths #3

There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. As busy professionals taking care of ourselves is vitally important. Acupuncture can be a great way to do just that. Don’t let the myths put you off, here is the third in a series of acupuncture myths that I hope will lead you down the path to discovering

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Benefits of a Proactive Lifestyle

Benefits of a Proactive Lifestyle

As business owners we are familiar with the word proactive, we strive to be less reactive and more proactive in our businesses. Taking ownership and maintaining control of what happens day to day in our work. If we understand the importance of doing this in our work, it should be simple to understand how this approach could benefit us in our health and wellbeing. By leading a proactive lifestyle we can not only reduce illness and general fatigue or aches and

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