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Acupuncture: Headaches & Migraines

One of the most common reasons people try acupuncture, is to help with headaches and migraines. Headaches Headaches affect up to 80% of the UK’s adult population. Symptoms can begin in childhood and are often multifactorial, and 40% of people...
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Acupuncture for Anxiety | Sussex Acupuncture

'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 become harder to control. Background In recent years we...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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, is encouraging... ‘Effect of acupuncture on sperm parameters of males suffering from subfertility related to low sperm quality.’ Siterman et.al. Arch Androl...
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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...
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Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a condition that affects approximately 22% of the British population and consists of symptoms including bloating, flatulence and abdominal pain.  IBS symptoms are often triggered by certain foods, stress and other emotional factors, however, the cause of the...
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Acupuncture treatment for arthritis

Studies reveal that osteoarthritis (OA) affects approximately 2.46 million people in their knees and 4.71 million in their hip region in the UK. The studies also found that women are more commonly affected than men. Arthritis does not have a...
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Acupuncture for Insomnia

After surveying 20,814 individuals, the Great British Sleep Study that ran from 2010 to 2012 found that around 51% of Britons suffer from sleep related problems. Here we discuss acupuncture for insomnia and how it may help. Although there is...
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Acupuncture during Pregnancy | Research

Blog articles about Acupuncture 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...
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A Natural Diet Can Help Increase Fertility

Infertility is a condition that affects approximately one in six couples in the UK. As well as there being a variety of treatments to help increase your chances of becoming pregnant, and of giving birth to a healthy child, there...
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Acupuncture during pregnancy | treatment

Acupuncture during pregnancy provides support for you and your baby. We have years of experience helping women get the most out of their pregnancy. There are four important aspects to acupuncture during pregnancy discussed here: 1. Acupuncture through the trimesters:...
Basal body temperature charting | Sussex Acupuncture

Basal body temperature (BBT) charting

Your basal body temperature (BBT) is the lowest temperature attained by your body at rest. It gives an idea of your body's metabolism and of changes through your cycle, determined by your hormones. Generally we expect a temperature of 36.2...
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Embryo Transfer Acupuncture

The time between embryo transfer (ET) and doing a pregnancy test can feel like a long time. After all the waiting, medication and scans, you will inevitably want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to help...
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Ovulation symptoms | How do I know?

A common question in my fertility acupuncture practice is whether or not there are specific ovulation symptoms and how to know when you ovulating. In other words, when is the best time to try to conceive? The answer is that...
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Acupuncture for Male Fertility | Does it help?

As much as 40% of fertility issues involve male fertility and yet male involvement in fertility treatment is often minimal. Why is this? Below is some information that answers this question and attempts to show men why it is important...
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Healthy Eating Advice | Chinese Medicine

Healthy eating advice from a Chinese medical perspective involves a lot of common sense with some unusual suggestions... Chinese medicine understands digestion as the root of energy and blood production, and involves processes of transformation (huà 化) and transportation (yùn 運)....
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Embryo Transfer Acupuncture | Paulus Protocol

In 2002 Wolfgang Paulus (et al) published research that looked into the effects of acupuncture when given before and after Embryo Transfer (ET). What was the research? The research involved 160 women that were assigned randomly into an acupuncture (n=80)...
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Acupuncture Fertility | Research

The information has been arranged into the following simplified fertility sections: 1 - General systematic reviews of acupuncture for fertility 2 - General research for effects of acupuncture on fertility 3 - Acupuncture for ovulation induction 4 - Acupuncture for...