Back pain afflicts around 85% of adults at some point during their lives. Happily, the NHS has recently looked at the evidence for acupuncture in treating lower back pain and has decided to allow GPs to refer patients of persistent, non specific lower back pain for the treatment. They are advised to offer a course […]
In Chinese Medicine Bell’s Palsy is considered a Wind Attack or External Wind Stroke attack. It is believed that Bell’s palsy is caused when Wind and Cold invade the meridians, muscles and tendons of the face. It can happen when the immune systems and the body’s defences are weak. When the immune system is deficient, the flow of Qi and Blood becomes impaired, which results in malnourishment of the facial muscles and tendons.
Over the last few years, I have noticed that many women that I have been treating during their pregnancy, often fear that they will suffer from the symptoms of the baby blues. The cause of this mild depression (which can turn into a post partum depression, if the baby blues doesn’t go away after a […]
These last weeks, I have seen several women who came to have an acupuncture treatment to induce labour. As all of them asked me many technical questions about how it works, I thought that writing to answer some of these questions. First of all, acupuncture to induce labour is a pretty common practice in China. […]