Gavin Erickson

Gavin Erickson

Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:09

To get over a cold faster

Woman's weekly suggests contacting a qualified acupuncturist.

Sunday, 02 September 2012 23:05

The beginners guide to acupuncture

Nice article introducing acupunture

The Times reports on the new NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidance on the diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults - "Acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent some types of headaches and doctors should prescribe it"


Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:14

Olivia aims to be model student

Telegraph Mandrake column reports that model Olivia Inge is to study acupuncture at Kingston University

In the Daily Mail, reporting on the new NICE guidance on the Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults - "Many would be better off taking alternative drugs, inhaling oxygen or even having acupuncture"

The Daily Telegraph reports on the new NICE guidance on headaches - "Sufferers should try treatments that help prevent headaches, including acupuncture"

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:51

Acupuncture is better for me

Case study: Michelle Lowe, 48 who has suffered from chronic migraine for 18 months started acupuncture treatment in January

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:44

How acupuncture can help headache relief

Telegraph online video with British Acupuncture Council member Pia Huber describing how the ancient Chinese treatment can help patients who suffer from headaches and have become desensitised to painkillers.

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

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:55

Study supports use of acupuncture for chronic pain

The Arthritis Research UK website posts on the recent meta-analysis from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre on chronic pain, which is getting a lot of international coverage at the moment.

Acupuncture will be one of several treatments to be reviewed by Arthritis Research UK in its report on complementary therapies, due out later this year.


The BAcC has several fact sheets relating to pain, such as

Chronic pain

You can browse the fact sheet area here