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Acupuncture and Parkinson’s

By |2017-07-05T14:28:31+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Parkinson’s and Acupuncture

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that in the UK, affects around 16–18 in every 10,000 people. It is loss of cells in the brain that produce dopamine and results in the typical symptoms of rigidity, slow-movement, tremor and postural instability. This recent research shows promising results for acupuncture used alongside standard medication for the condition: CLICK HERE to read the research – there’s also a podcast you can listen to.

The British Acupuncture Council has also produced a very helpful fact sheet on how acupuncture may help people with this condition, backed up with relevant research trials: CLICK HERE to go to the Fact Sheets

If you or a family member is suffering with Parkinson’s and would like to explore if acupuncture might help, please contact the acupuncture practice in North Tawton: 01837 214888 or Exeter: 01392 927299

If you haven’t already, take a look at the Parkinson’s UK website: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk it has a lot of very helpful guidance and information about supporting someone with this condition.

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).

 

Acupuncture and Depression

By |2017-07-05T14:29:04+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Depression|

Acupuncture and Depression

Astounding facts, but according to a high quality review in the Lancet, mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. (The Lancet. 386 (9995). pp. 743-800.)

It is also estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem(source: Mental Health Foundation UK).

Take a look at this new research – A study conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine demonstrated that acupuncture normalizes brain functions in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). This was confirmed using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Click here, for acupuncture fact sheets on Anxiety and Depression.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).

 

US TV News video of acupuncture and cupping

By |2017-07-05T14:29:32+00:00November 27th, 2016|Categories: Cupping|

Cupping benefits!

Take a look at this US TV News highlight about acupuncture and cupping. A practitioner gives a brief talk about the use of these techniques and a patient provides her feedback. Don’t be put off by the skin marks left from the cupping, they dissapear in a few days! Cupping is very helpful for all sorts of problems and when used in conjunction with acupuncture can be very supportive for a range of issues where there is pain and the blood needs invigorating in the muscles and tissues.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).

 

Link to US News video about acupuncture and cupping

Preparing the body for seasonal change

By |2017-07-05T14:30:05+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Seasonal Change|

Preparing the body for seasonal change

The view outside the North Tawton practice today provided a fantastic display of leaves being blown about in the wind. In Chinese medicine, we are aware of the effects that the transitional energy of the new season has on the body. Our immune system has to work harder and it’s often when people become unwell or when latent problems, previously ‘managed’ by our immune system, manage to rear up and show themselves.

Wind (even worse when combined with the cold) is one of the external disease-causing qualities that loves to affect the meridians in the head and neck – here come the earaches, headaches, stiff necks, runny noses, watery eyes, sore throats and colds!

Seasonal treatment is an important part of acupuncture ‘maintenance’ – treating something before it has taken effect, prevents it later on becoming major.

We choose specific acupuncture points and techniques, as well as provide diet and lifestyle advice based on Chinese wisdom, to help patients maintain a strong defensive energy at these times.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).

 

Grief and Loss

By |2017-07-05T14:30:45+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Grief and Loss, Seasonal Change|

I parked up in Okehampton today and went to pop some coins in the Pay and Display machine when I was presented with this!

car-park-sign

Aside from the initial delight at the possibility of free parking, it made me reflect on things which have been ‘stolen’.

With this, I mean in the bigger, personal sense; of loss and the grieving process which follows when we feel something has been ‘taken’ from us. It’s particularly pertinent at this time of year, as the outward, expansive energy of summer and longer days rich in light have transitioned into more contractive energy and shorter days. It’s something most people feel is difficult to deal with and what they express and their behaviour is as if there has been a loss.

As the energy around us changes we tend not to follow this slowing-down and drawing-inward of energy, by slowing and quietening down inwardly ourselves…..keeping the pace at work and also socially, unfortunately goes against the wisdom of Chinese medicine, lending itself to a greater degree of exhaustion and illness.

By respecting the Chinese medicine understanding of the waxing and waning of Yin and Yang throughout the year and adjusting accordingly how we spend our energy, we can stay well and enter the New Year, having stored and refined our resources ready for spring.

Sometimes this inner-energetic struggle we feel at this time of year can also be an added factor for those experiencing a recent loss of a loved one, or an anniversary of a loss. This is where acupuncture can be gentle but powerfully supportive in working with someone through difficult and emotionally stressful times.

Acupuncture points have many ‘functions’ and qualities that affect the flow of energy (Qi) through the body. Points and point combinations are chosen specifically for each person based not just on their physical presentation, but where they are emotionally at the time of treatment. It’s something that makes acupuncture very special, subtle and powerful.

 


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).