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Gavin Erickson

Gavin Erickson

Complementary therapies can support a patient in dealing with long-term conditions such as Type 2 diabetes. Mark Bovey, Research Manager of the British Acupuncture Council, explains what acupuncture has to offer to someone with diabetes and shares the experiences of some patients who have benefited from this traditional practice

Monday, 03 March 2014 18:27

Pin pointing the benefits of acupuncture

BAcC member Maureen Cromey gives a treatment and makes a convert of Abi Jackson

Prickly as it might sound, acupuncture is steadily becoming one of the most popular and talked about ways to relax the mind, body and soul, with a whopping 2.3 million acupuncture treatments carried out each year in the UK.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 15:47

Acupuncture: Tried and tested

Melonie Clarke writes:

Whenever I think of acupuncture, my brain always conjures up images of Pinhead from Hellraiser. I couldn't see how little pins would help me overcome my anxiety or how it could help women deal with menopause and infertility. That was before I tried it.

ALMOST a third of people admit to having poor posture, which means we're heading for a back pain epidemic.

Next week is Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 3-10)and many practitioners are concentrating specifically on back pain and the lifestyle choices that are putting our backs under unnecessary strain.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 18:47

Puncturing the myths about acupuncture

Some 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year in the UK, making it one of the most popular complementary therapies.

But like many alternative treatments, acupuncture is often still misunderstood. I visited top acupuncturist Maureen Cromey, who trained in Chinese medicine and has 26 years' experience in acupuncture, for treatment and also to sort out the facts from the fiction concerning the therapy.

Some 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year in the UK, making it one of the most popular complementary therapies.

This week is National Acupuncture Awareness Week, which aims to promote the traditional Chinese remedy.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 15:57

BAcC office vacancy

We are looking for someone to provide part-time administrative support, including responsibility for looking after our regional group co-ordinators (RGC).


Main duties will be general office support including: first point of contact for general enquiries from members and public; ordering stationery supplies, etc; dealing with requests from members for PR and marketing display materials, leaflets, posters, etc, including packaging up and sending out.


RGC work includes: first point of contact for all regional group business; answering and researching RGCs' queries; inducting new co-ordinators; arranging and leading two or three RGC get-togethers per year.


The post is for four days per week, based at our Jeddo Road office in west London.

For more information and an application form please contact
Linda Murray on 020 8735 1208 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Closing date for applications is 21 March 2014.

Monday, 03 March 2014 21:18

Spreading the word about acupuncture

Scarborough practitioners have been out and about in the town centre to promote Acupuncture Awareness Week, which comes to and end on Monday.

Prisoners are being offered 'holistic therapies' on Drug Recovery Wings
Treatments for criminals include yoga, acupuncture and 'tissue massage'