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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 condition is unknown. It is characterised by the large and small intestines not functioning as […]
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 one-size-fits-all treatment, it’s a complex disorder with more than 100 different […]
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 no clear-cut understanding of the various factors that contribute to insomnia, within medicine there is […]
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