The Zen Den

I am excited to announce that I have just been given permission to begin building a work space within my garden at home. I have given it the nickname “The Zen Den” because the idea is to have a Japanese inspired tranquillity garden as well as a summer house/log cabin from which to practice acupuncture. Watch the blog as “The Zen Den” takes shape, I hope to see you when it is completed and ready to go.

Migraine and Acupuncture

If you suffer from Migraine and are interested in trying acupuncture please follow the link to the Migraine Trust. The article gives a very comprehensive idea of the use of acupuncture to treat migraine, if you would then like to try acupuncture please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nogier’s Auriculotherapy: Ear Acupuncture that works

I am pleased to announce that I now offer Nogier’s Auriculotherapy: Ear Acupuncture after a weekend course with Jim Chalmers. In 1990, the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Hiroshi Nakajima proclaimed to an international gathering that – “Auricular acupuncture is probably the most developed and best documented, scientifically, of all the micro-systems of acupuncture and is the most practical and widely used.”
The WHO lists 150 diseases that may be treated utilising Auriculotherapy.

Why traditional acupuncture may hold the key to easing chronic neck pain

A recent article in the Mail on Sunday (13 March 2016), outlined a study by Dr Hugh MacPherson at the University of York into the effectiveness of Acupuncture, and The Alexander Technique alongside conventional treatments. Patients were split in to 3 groups, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique and normal GP treatment(both the acupuncture group and Alexander Technique groups ran with GP treatment as well). The study showed a statistically significant reduction of pain in both Acupuncture and Alexander Technique with GP treatments against GP treatment alone. For more information follow this link

New research into Acupuncture to reduce sleep disturbanances in pre and post menopausal women

Research published in the American College of Obstetritions and Gynecologists has shown that woman receiving acupuncture for menepausal sleep disturbances have significant improvement. The meta-analysis and systematic review of acupuncture research concluded that “findings suggest that acupuncture should be adopted as part of a multimodal approach for improving sleep disturbances in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.” For further details follow the following links ACoOG and WBUR

Reflexology now available

As from 18 January 2016 Amanda Smith(reflexologist) will be joining me at Active Health in Darton. Amanda is a fully qualified and insured reflexologist, with great knowledge and experience in an array of different areas. As a special introductory offer you can book your first treatment for just £19.00 instead of £25.00. All subsequent treatments will be charged at the rate of £25.00. Please call Amanda on 07967172023

Manage your migraine

A recent article in the magazine Bella has pointed to advice from the the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, or NICE to you and me. NICE recommend a number of treatments but also suggest that doctors consider ” a course of up to 10 sessions of acupuncture over 5–8 weeks for the prophylactic treatment of chronic tension-type headache” To see the original article from the magazine click here Migraine_bella