Rick Mudie

Rick Mudie

Rick is a Course Co-ordinator and Clinical Supervisor International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM). He has degrees in Oriental Medicine from Brighton University and Social Sciences from Edinburgh University.

He has clinics in Brighton and Lewes, in East Sussex, and practices five-element 'Stems and Branches' and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, with a strong emphasis on channel palpation.
 
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Acupuncture for Back Pain

  Acupuncture and moxibustion (zhēnjiǔ 針灸) are commonly used for for back pain.   It provides short-term relief, and addresses the underlying root cause to help resolve the pain long-term.     Would acupuncture for back pain help me? Most lower back pain isn’t caused by serious damage or disease but by sprains, strains and […]
 
 
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Acupuncture for Anxiety | Sussex Acupuncture

  Anxiety is defined as:   ‘a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.’   We all have these feelings from time to time but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, they can be harder to control.     In recent years we have seen an increased number of patients […]
 
 
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Jing 精

  According to Chinese medicine an important aspect of your health is regulated and maintained by your jing 精.     It must be said, at the outset, that Chinese medicine often doesn’t translate easily into English. We don’t have the concepts, so we don’t have the equivalent words. As a result, translations often use […]
 
 
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The Heart of ART

  When using acupuncture alongside Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are always of utmost importance but, for me, the technology, and how acupuncture can help, is only one part of the story.     As part of my work as an acupuncturist, I worked for 7 years in a fertility and […]
 
 
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Acupuncture for Depression

  Depression is characterised by a despondency that affects how you think and feel.   We all have these feelings, from time to time, but sometimes they can be harder to control and affect our daily activities.     The Office of National Statistics (ONS 2000) found that about 1 in 6 of all adults suffer […]
 
 
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Acupuncture for Menopause

  If you suffer with menopausal symptoms acupuncture for menopause may be able to help you.   Schedule Appointment   We have years of experience using acupuncture to support women’s menstrual cycles through puberty, with fertility issues, during pregnancy and through menopause. The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer […]
 
 
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Details of some changes

Just to let you know about changes to the way that Sussex Acupuncture operates…   The Agora Gynaecology and Fertility Centre is expanding and so are Rick’s practice and teaching commitments, so we have decided to change the way we work together… The Info: I will continue working alongside the consultants and nurses, taking referrals and […]
 
 
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Acupuncture for Male Fertility | Research

  There hasn’t been much research done for the effects of acupuncture on male fertility…   but what there is encouraging…   ‘Effect of acupuncture on sperm parameters of males suffering from subfertility related to low sperm quality.’ Siterman et.al. Arch Androl 39(2):155-61 1997 Sep-Oct. The aim of this study was to assess the effect […]
 
 
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Acupuncture to turn Breech Babies

  Breech babies are ideally treated between 32 – 35 weeks. At this stage treatment is 80% effective and may only requires a one off treatment to show you how to continue treatment at home with a moxa stick (a cigar shaped stick of artemisia herb). The moxa stick is lit and held over specific […]
 
 
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Acupuncture during Pregnancy | Research

The information on this page has been arranged into the following simplified categories: – Overview – Nausea and vomiting – Mental health – Pain during pregnancy – Dyspepsia (indigestion) – Breech presentation – Pre-birth weekly treatment from 36 weeks – Affect on Cervix – Induction of labour – Effects during labour – Post-partum surgical recovery […]