Celebrating World Acupuncture Awareness Day on 15 November 2018 in Paris.….The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and The World Health Organisation (WHO) are hosting the first global conference and exhibition on acupuncture on 15 November 2018 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, bringing together academics, politicians, practitioners and the general public. More details about this on the European Traditional Chinese Medicine or World Acupuncture Day websites.
Alongside this on 15 November, The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) will also host a press conference for journalists and MPs at the Shard in London, showcasing the latest research into the efficacy of acupuncture.
Migraines and Acupuncture
Migraines are one of the most common and debilitating illnesses in the UK and globally, so it is worth taking a look at the current treatment and management of this disease and consider alternative options. Research shows that Acupuncture can be effectively used in addition to the usual treatment of migraines or could be considered as a safe alternative. Continue reading “Migraines and Acupuncture”
Increasing relevance and a different perspective.
Acupuncture is an ancient medical system which is becoming increasingly relevant and accepted in today’s society. As we live longer, the challenges facing us and the medical profession have changed and so have our views on health and disease.
Through a series of informal talks and presentations to relevant community groups, organisations and events, the art of acupuncture along with colleagues from The Acupuncture Clinic and Tonbridge Acupuncture can provide an overview of acupuncture and a different perspective of health which can be fully integrated into existing treatment plans. Continue reading “Ancient medicine in a modern world”
Acupuncture can support you in your decision to ‘Giving up Smoking’
Around 10 million people in Britain smoke but only 30-40 per cent try to give up each year. Even then, it is one of the most easily broken resolutions – a stressful day… a social occasion….can tempt you.
However, within as little as two weeks, you will begin to feel the health benefits of giving up smoking with improved lung function as well as having more money in your pocket.
Some people find that acupuncture provides support whilst they give up smoking. It works by nourishing and balancing the body, helping to relieve stress, while boosting and soothing liver function, which in turn helps in detoxification.
Acupuncture can help to minimise side effects of irritability, mood swings, increased appetite and coughing.
Evidence shows that acupuncture can significantly decrease cigarette consumption and withdrawal symptoms with lasting effect (Wu et al 2007).
Find out more about ‘Give up smoking’ packages, which will use a combination of ear and body acupuncture points to support you in your important pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
See the focus on Sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems in general….listen to what Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington has to say about how acupuncture has helped with her shoulder injury.
Acupuncture Awareness Week supported by the British Acupuncture Council aims to help better inform people about the practice of traditional acupuncture. With 2.3 million acupuncture treatments carried out each year, traditional acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies practised in the UK today.