What your tongue can reveal about your health

The tongue is rather like a road map of what is going on in your body, it holds information about both your physical and emotional health. Let’s look at it in a little bit more detail.       Anatomy  – The tongue is a muscular organ covered in soft, pink tissue, the mucosa. Tiny bumps on the surface of the …

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 …

Can acupuncture be used as a painkiller?

As your number one providers of acupuncture in Exeter we love to keep you informed on not only up to date acupuncture news but also exciting new ways acupuncture is being used to treat and combat all kinds of ailments. This month we wanted to give you some acupuncture insight on the new claims that acupuncture can be used as …

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, …

Acupuncture affects Melatonin

A preliminary study published in the “Journal Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neuroscience” 2004 illustrated that acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin secretion, reducing insomnia and anxiety. The study involved 18 anxious adult subjects who complained of insomnia. Following 5 weeks of treatment of acupuncture a significant (p = 0.002) nocturnal increase in endogenous melatonin secretion (as measured in urine) and significant improvements in polysomnographic …

Sea bands and Nausea

A study conducted looking into the effectiveness of sea bands applied to Pc 6 acupuncture point was conducted healthy pregnant women in their 1 st trimester, who had at least one episode of nausea, vomiting, or both before their prenatal clinic/office visit. The women were split into two groups where one group received a sea band containing a pressure button …

Osteopathy and Acupuncture for Sciatica

Osteopathy and Acupuncture for sciatica Anyone who has ever suffered with sciatic pain will know how painful and debilitating it can be. It is caused by the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is a nerve located deep in the buttock that runs down the leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in body running from the …