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Mental v Physical Health – A disparity that is feeding stigma
On Friday I was fortunate enough to attend a fascinating presentation on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a keen interest of
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Mental Health – Strong for too long?
One of the things I see on social media a lot is this statement “Depression isn’t a sign you are
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Mental Health – Surviving or Thriving
The theme of 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week is, surviving or thriving.  When I first read this I was immediately
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MENtal Health – Look out for your friends
The Time to Change charity have recently released a short film encouraging men to look for the signs of mental
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Embarrassing Bodies? Don’t tell the Doctor!
A story that caught my eye whilst perusing the media for “Health headlines” this week was an article discussing the
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Work life balance – 3 Steps to changing your life
I remember the days quite clearly. Standing on the platform at about 5am, shattered, waiting for the train into work
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A Word about Evidence
The issue of science and evidence based medicine has interested me since I first entered the profession of traditional acupuncture.  I
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5 steps towards managing Stress
Everyone is stressed!  Its a 21st century epidemic because we work too hard and want too much.  Examining the complexity of stress
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Insomnia
A video from 2 years ago of Toyah Willcox talking to the British Acupuncture Council about insomnia and how acupuncture
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Facial Enhancement: Acupuncture or Botox
If you are after easing the sands of time a little, options have traditionally involved either surgery, fillers or botox.
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Acupuncture – Ancient Healing for a Modern World
Acupuncture is one of the oldest documented medicines in the world and is increasing in popularity all the time. Most
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Pain
Whilst I spend a lot of time talking about the wide spectrum of holistic clinical applications for acupuncture, it is still
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Theres a lot to be grateful for at this time of year.  Abundant freshly harvested food, a cacophony of colours
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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)
My regular and recent patients, or those who follow my social media pages will be aware that I recently raised
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History of Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine – a tried and tested healthcare system that has been practised
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Does Acupuncture Hurt
Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild
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Attention Hayfever and Allergy Sufferers
If you suffer from hay fever or Allergic Rhinitis, you may be interested in the Qu-Chi band. This neat little invention
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Burnt out Brits struggle with stress
The nation’s stress levels are on the increase and we are risking our health by turning to sugary food, takeaways
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Lower Back Pain – Is Acupuncture Complementary?
Lower back pain plagues the adult population of the modern world. A report in 2009 suggests that a third of
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Exercises for Herniated Disc
The following video is from NHS choices and demonstrates some exercises that can be used to assist the healing process for
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Selling the Virtues of Acupuncture
  One of the most significant challenges to opening the accessibility of complementary medicine is increasing the public understanding and
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Facial Rejuvination – Jade Roller and Acupressure Massage
The jade roller and acupressure massage is a facial therapy that I usually add as an additional component of treatment
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Battlefield Acupuncture
Battlefield acupuncture is an auricular protocol designed in 2001 by Dr Richard Niemtzow, a US air force Colonel, as a
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Exercise for Plantar Faciitis
Plantar Faciitis is a painful inflammation of the strong tissue that supports the arch of your foot. It can be
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The Yin and Yang of Relaxing
To achieve a balanced life we must ensure that the expended energy of existing in a fast moving world is
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Acupuncture for Weight Loss
This is a question I am often asked, can acupuncture help with weight loss? The first thing to point out
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Acupuncture – A brief History
The exact origin of Acupunctures is difficult to date as references of varying evidential value can be cited. For example,
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Traditional Chinese Medicine
You will often see me use the terminology “Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)” to define my practice, either in conjunction with
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Can I donate blood if I’ve had acupuncture?
At present you must wait 4 months before donating blood if you have had acupuncture. British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) registered
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What can acupuncture be used for?
There is no definitive list, acupuncture is used for a whole range of conditions. In this country, acupuncture is most
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Is acupuncture safe?
The short answer to this is yes. If you are receiving acupuncture from a properly trained and qualified acupuncturist the
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Scared of needles? – YouTube
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How does acupuncture work?
There is a wealth of theory, opinion and evidence that has built up over hundreds of years seeks to answer
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Acupuncture during pregnancy
Ok so recently one of my friends asked, what can acupuncture do during pregnancy? Lets start at the beginning. Lots
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