September 13, 2019

I recently came across this article in the Guardian concerning the almost non-existent research that has been done on the menopause. When a cell biologist realised she was going through the menopause she started to look into the research available - since she worked at...

September 13, 2019

The menopause and its symptoms have received more publicity recently and rightly so. Acupuncture can be a great help with these symptoms. 

A Danish study has shown that acupuncture intervention significantly decreased hot flushes, day-and-night sweats, general sweating,...

March 16, 2019

If you are hesitating to try acupuncture because you don't know what to expect, you could watch 'the try guys try acupuncture' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyRwM0QqZCs). They are loud (warning: there is swearing) and funny, but listening to their comments is intere...

March 16, 2019

I have seen a great deal about turmeric recently and so began to read some of the research done. It seems that there's a long list of possible benefits of regular use of this spice, the most well-publicised being its anti-inflammatory properties. It could potentially h...

September 18, 2018

After a short lapse in a manic Summer schedule I did a quick research search. A recent article by Gong et al. (Gong, C. & Liu, W. Chin. J. Integr. Med. (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11655-018-2570-9) caught my eye - I usually find that once anyone starts acupuncture...

March 3, 2018

...and a fear of needles is commonly mentioned as the reason for not trying acupuncture. However, if you look at the picture, acupuncture needles are incredibly fine -  most people's experience of needles is when they get a blood test or immunisation, however the needl...

January 28, 2018

Two things that no one ever seems to really talk about. I have a friend who, after suffering a miscarriage, was ignored by people at work (including two colleagues who had recently returned from maternity leave). She had to endure various comments, such as 'it was mean...

December 29, 2017

I've never written a blog before, and also couldn't understand how anyone ever had the time to go on facebook regularly to share interesting details of their life (I don't think anyone would be interested in even the most interesting things about my life, but there we...

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