What is Hopi Ear Candling & How does it work?

What is Hopi Ear Candling?

Hopi Ear Candling is a traditional therapy that has been around for thousands of years, used by both the Ancient Greeks and most notably, the Hopi Indian Tribe of South West America. Wall paintings found in the Grand Canyon have helped us to understand the importance of Hopi ear candles and
their many benefits. These painting demonstrated that originally, their use was for the cleansing of people’s aura and spirit to harmonise the different energy fields of the body.

The modern-day Hopi candle is not that much different to the ones used by these tribes as it uses a cotton tube carefully infused with honey, oils and beeswax. The tube is gently inserted into the ear and is then able to extract any impurities and relieve pressure in the head and sinuses.

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How can reflexology help you?

Reflexology is a type of massage often used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. It involves the application of varying pressure to the ears, feet and hands and much like acupuncture, the
theory of reflexology is heavily influenced by traditional Chinese medicine. It is therefore the belief of reflexologists that these specific body parts are connected to corresponding organs and systems in the body. When each area of the body is touched, energy (qi) is able to flow through the body until it reaches the corresponding area which requires healing.

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The kindness of strangers

How a little thing can mean a lot! We’ve had some strange requests during the past four weeks, but what was the most unusual thing you have been asked for in lockdown?

As the lockdown is set to continue for at least another three weeks it got me thinking about community spirit.

In the street where we live we have a WhatsApp group. At first it was for utter emergencies, people who were housebound with Coronavirus and self isolating, however over time it has changed. We have seen it grow into a group of strangers who live on the same street, to neighbours and friends who help each other daily. Even going as far as to clap along and have a sing song every week on a Thursday night, as we celebrate the heroes that keep the country running and us safe.

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Acupuncture for Menopause

Acupuncture for Menopause

On average, 8 in every 10 women will suffer from the uncomfortable side effects of menopause atsome time in their life. These sudden hormonal changes can have a significant impact on your daily life, but acupuncture could help in restoring balance.

Natural Menopause most commonly occurs in women aged between 45-56 and according to The British Acupuncture Council, it is estimated that ‘the percentage of women who experience symptoms distressing enough for them to visit their GP vary from 15-25%’. The climacteric period of menopause can induce a variety uncomfortable but common symptoms such as hot flushes, anxiety, night sweats and vaginal dryness. But many women will also be prone to experiencing severe headaches, depression, fatigue, palpitations, aches and pains as well as urinary issues.

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ATW is now a trademark

Acupuncture That Works (ATW) is now officially registered as a trademark!

Almost nine years since ATW began, we are proud to have reached this point.

What does this mean?

Registering Acupuncture That Works as a trademark means our brand now has legal protection.

We can initiate legal proceedings against anybody that uses our brand name or logo without permission.

It also makes sure that our clients can safely and confidently recognise and identify that a product or service is legitimately being provided by us.

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A look back at 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we wanted to reflect on our highlights from the past 12 months at Acupuncture That Works.

Without doubt, we started the year on a high by winning the Global Health & Pharma UK award for Acupuncture Clinic of the Year.

It was a huge achievement for the team and, importantly, well-deserved recognition for alternative medicine.

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ATW turns eight today!

We’re thrilled to announce that, although it seems like only yesterday we set up our first Northwich clinic, Acupuncture That Works is in fact eight years old!

Back in November 2011, ATW opened its doors following Emma Guy’s retraining as a licensed Acupuncturist. She had suffered from Ulcerative Colitis and had found Acupuncture to be of great benefit. Consequently, Emma switched career paths so that she could bring the same relief to as many people as possible through Acupuncture.

Fast forward eight years and ATW boasts a staff of seven and has expanded far beyond the realm of Acupuncture. Our holistic therapies now include reflexology and reiki, physiotherapy, massage, tuina and Hopi ear candling.

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Eastern vs Western Acupuncture: What’s the difference?

Qi or chi Chinese character

Most people wouldn’t think of Acupuncture in terms of Eastern and Western, but they are in fact very different. Acupuncture is thousands of years old and derives from Traditional Chinese Medicine which is what is also referred to as ‘Eastern’ Acupuncture. It has only been in the last 50 years that Acupuncture has become more widely recognised as a treatment for a variety of ailments in the West. Here we will be exploring the distinct differences between Eastern and Western Acupuncture to help you understand their uses, benefits and how they work.

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How Acupuncture Sessions May Help Manage Depression Symptoms

depression treatmentAcupuncture is a deeply historic practice and one that has been used for centuries to manage symptoms of a variety of pains and illnesses of both body and mind.

While acupuncture’s techniques are commonly used by those looking to relieve pain and it’s often employed to provide a remedy or relief for joints, headaches and a wide range of other ailments, the practice can also be effective when it comes to less tangible problems, such as depression.

This less well-known use of acupuncture can have startling effects on the mind. If you are suffering from depression, Acupuncture That Works recommends trying a course of acupuncture to discover the benefits it can exert on your state of being.

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We are delighted to welcome our new Reflexologist to the team

Sharron
Sharron Roughton

Acupuncture That Works welcomes our new Reflexology practitioner, Sharron Roughton.

Sharron is a level 5 Reflexology Practitioner and more recently qualified in Reiki 2. She has a keen interest in women’s health, and has training in Maternity, & Fertility Reflexology, palliative & cancer care. She is also trained in NEPIP Reflexology (NeuroEndoPsychoImmunoPody) which is a wonderful treatment including client and therapist in mindfulness intent. She also specialises in AdRx – adapted Reflextherapy for spine and whiplash pain.