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Date: Thursday, 10 January 2013 13:37

A new report into the effectiveness of the complementary therapies that are commonly used for treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions was recently undertaken by Arthritis Research UK.


Twenty-five therapies were considered in the report. Each therapy was scored according to their effectiveness on a scale of one (little or no evidence that it was effective) to five (good evidence that it was effective), based on published data from clinical trials. Effectiveness was measured in terms of improvements in pain, disability or quality of life. In addition the safety of each therapy was graded either green, amber or red.


Acupuncture was found to be most effective for osteoarthritis, low back pain and fibromyalgia

Date: Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:53

Nausea and vomiting are commonly experienced by women in early pregnancy; the prevalence rates are 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 and electrolyte imbalances, and may lead to hospitalisation (Miller 2002).

Date: Monday, 12 November 2012 16:36

This study from Cornell University shows that we gain far more satisfaction from experiences than from material possesions.


Why not give the healthy option this Christmas and give someone a soothing session of acupuncture - Zest magazine recently included acupuncture it's Xmas wish list - more here

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:10

The British Acupuncture Council will have a stand at the Fertility Show, - first weekend in November. Lots of info about effectiveness of acupuncture as an aid for those finding it difficult to get pregnant.


Come and visit us for a free 15 minute consultation to see what acupuncture can do for you.  Visit stand 110.  We look forward to seeing you

Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:03

Information released by NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) today reported medication overuse is one of the most common causes of headaches affecting about one in 50 people. Women are five times more likely to suffer from these.
NICE conclude that acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent tension-type headaches and migraine and that doctors should prescribe it.


View the report on the NICE website here

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