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

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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

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ZOMBIE NATION

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

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