Anxiety: Acupuncture vs electroacupuncture Trial

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Anxiety: Acupuncture vs Electroacupuncture Random Parallel TrialInsights from Recent Research Anxiety disorders, as a significant global health concern, have been the focus of extensive research aiming to find effective, sustainable, and patient-friendly treatments. Amidst various therapeutic modalities, acupuncture, an ancient practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, has emerged as a promising alternative. A recent study delves deep into the efficacy … Read More

Acupuncture for Functional Constipation

Functional constipation & Acupuncture

A recent review study into the use of electro acupuncture (EA) for treatment of the medical condition Functional Constipation (FC) was published in the BMJ in 2017. This joint review was carried out in 2016 by Sheng-Li Zhou, Xiu-Lai Zhang and Jing-Hua Wang from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang, University College of Medicine, China. Earlier systematic reviews have failed … Read More

2014 Crohn’s Disease RCT

Functional constipation & Acupuncture

Crohn’s disease is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease condition. The inflammation can affect any part of the digestive tract. There is currently no cure for Crohn’s disease, consequently conventional medical treatments can only help in improving and managing symptoms. These treatments may include steroids and/or immunosuppressants. Acupuncture has been used to treat other gastrointestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis, irritable … Read More

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 … Read More

Why acupuncture may help people with chronic pain

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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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Can acupuncture be used as a painkiller?

Pain killers and acupuncture

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 … Read More

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, … Read More