Why acupuncture may help people with chronic pain

acupuncture for pain relief

Acupuncture has been used to treat chronic pain for centuries in China. It has always been a mystery to Western medicine as to why sticking tiny needles into the human body, at certain points and twisting them, helps to relieve pain. However, a new study offers answers.  The recent study from LA BioMed researchers have found that the proper use …

Acupuncture benefits patients with allergic asthma

Asthma is a major world health problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In China, herbal medicine and acupuncture have traditionally been utilised in the treatment of lung disease, including asthma. A recent article published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM) reveals that a large randomised controlled trial, involving patients with allergic asthma, found that an integrative …

Acupuncture for infantile colic

A recent controlled trial carried out by K Landgren & I Hallstrom  in Sweden and published in Acupuncture in Medicine suggests there is evidence that acupuncture appears to safely reduce crying in infants with colic. The aim of the trial was to compare and evaluate the effect of two types of acupuncture versus no acupuncture on infants with colic, those …

Menopause Awareness 2016

September is National Menopause Awareness Month As September draws to a close, we wanted to remind our Exeter Acupuncture clients that the whole of this month has been National Menopause Awareness Month. Sometimes it can feel like there is a National month or day for just about anything. In fact, just last week, chocolate lovers across the country celebrated National …

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture, ever since the 1970’s, has become increasingly popular in the UK and is used to treat a diversity of illnesses, although its roots come from thousands of years ago. Traditional acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine – a tried and tested healthcare system that has been practiced in China and the Far East. It has been developed, …