Just this morning I had a lady come into my office who was suffering from symptoms connected to her menopause. She said, “I can’t sleep, I wake up every few hours and I am burned up, I sweat so much I feel like I am sleeping in a sauna bath and it’s been going on for months. We went over her medical history and she reported that she has a cold right now, but doesn’t want to take any medicine, no matter if it’s…
I came to see Emma as I have had recurring back problems for a number of years. I work as an overnight delivery driver and have to travel a lot up and down the country and am therefore in my van for a number of hours. The pain would normally be down the left hand side and travel down through my buttock and down my leg sometimes.
After the first 4 to 6 acupuncture treatments I was noticing that the pain was subsiding and that I was able to drive much more comfortably. Whilst my back niggles me from time to time I have found that having regular ‘top up’ acupuncture treatments helps to keep my back issues at bay. I would recommend anyone to try acupuncture.
Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves. All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned. Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients. Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.
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Eczema is a condition affecting 15 million people and is characterized by red, dry, and often itchy patches of skin. Several studies (plus this Doctor’s clinical experience!) highlight Acupuncture as successful for resolving Eczema.
According to the British Acupuncture Council ‘around two thirds of adults will experience depression at some point in their lives severe enough to interfere with normal activities’. Depression is a very common mental health problem which affects people from all walks of life regardless of gender or age.
Acupuncture is believed to help depression by stimulating the nervous system which alters the brains’ mood chemistry, increasing the production of serotonin to promote a better mental and physical wellbeing. By stimulating certain acupuncture points studies have shown that it can affect areas of the brain which can reduce stress and pain and well as promoting relaxation by deactivating the ‘analytical’ part of the brain, responsible for anxiety.
The British Acupuncture Councils website shows supporting evidence for the benefits of acupuncture for individuals suffering from depression. According to a systematic reviews drawing on both Chinese and western data it was found that ‘acupuncture was similar in effectiveness to anti-depressant medication’. Acupuncture can also be combined safely with medication such as anti-depressants to help reduce the side effects and promote the beneficial effects.
Acupuncture is a method that promotes natural healing and improves the functioning of your body. Practitioners insert tiny needles and apply electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. This can be used for various conditions by itself or with adjunctive therapies.
Acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of many health conditions. It is wise to see if this treatment is for you.
Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of pain-related complaints. Cancer generally presents with associated pain, but can acupuncture help here too? And if so, how does it work?
This case study explores an individual’s presentation with post-surgery recovery from cancer and her side effects of radiation treatment. Please note that not every person experiences the same results of acupuncture therapy.
It’s no secret that more people are experiencing issues with anxiety. The changing world, economic recessions and the pressures of daily life can all combine to cause people to have anxiety issues including insomnia, panic attacks and nervous behavior. Stress is natural and occurs in everyone but managing stress and controlling anxiety can be difficult for some people and while there are prescription medications one can take to calm their nerves many of these drugs have unwanted side effects and can also produce a dependency to the drug.
Recovering from cancer is one of the most difficult things anyone can go through. The emotional toll is difficult enough, but the side effects of treatment can make everything that much worse. Luckily, acupuncture can help.