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Allergy Awareness Week – Acupuncture

Thankfully Spring has arrived and the sun is shining, however for many this can also signify the start of the allergy season. Allergy is widespread and affects approximately one in four of the population in the UK at some time in their lives. Each year the numbers are increasing by 5%, with as many as… Read more

Acupuncture IVF Fertility Treatment Success

Acupuncture and moxibustion increase pregnancy rates for women undergoing IVF, in vitro fertilisation. New research examined the effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on 84 infertile patients who had a minimum of 2 unsuccessful IVF fertility procedures. The participants were randomly divided into a control group, a sham (simulated) acupuncture group and a true acupuncture group…. Read more

Acupuncture to Stop Smoking

If you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health and the good news is that half of all smokers do manage to stop. With the right support there’s no reason why you can’t. Just some of the benefits Improved breathing and general fitness Reduced risk of… Read more

Beetroot ‘can lower blood pressure’

Drinking a cup of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure, researchers say. Drinking 250ml (8oz) cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm of mercury (mmHg) in a study of 15 patients, bringing some into the normal range, the journal Hypertension reports. Most marked after three to six hours, the effect was detectable a day later. Scientists say… Read more

New research in treating infertility

A new study finds acupuncture more effective than clomifene for the treatment of infertility. Clomifene, trademarked as Clomid and Omifin, is the most widely prescribed fertility drug on the market. It is an estrogen receptor modulator that induces ovulation. In this study, 65 women with infertility due to dysfunction of ovulation were divided into two… Read more

IBS Awareness Month

Acupuncture and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 10-20%* of the UK population at any one time causing embarrassment and discomfort to sufferers. Up to 12 million people in the UK are affected by IBS at some time in their lives.  More women seek help but it is just as common in both… Read more

Acupuncture Awareness Week

Acupuncture Awareness Week, which takes place from 25 February to 3 March 2013 aims to educate people about how traditional acupuncture can help improve sleep and aid relaxation. Among the 82% of us who admit to sleeping troubles or insomnia, many of us are missing the point when it comes to this ancient Chinese medicine…. Read more

Tai Chi improves body and mind

Research into benefits of Tai Chi  Doctors in the United States analysed 47 studies looking at the impact that Tai Chi had on people with chronic health problems, like heart disease or MS. They found that it could improve balance, flexibility and even the health of their heart. They also said it reduced stress, falls, pain… Read more