Lower back pain A significant proportion of people suffering with acute or chronic lower back pain will have a musculoskeletal cause. Acupuncture is the treatment of choice for this type of back pain. If there is weakness and vulnerability in the tissues and structures of your lower back, herbal medicine can intensify the benefits of […]
In TCM, both common colds and flu are seen as invasions of “wind”, combined with other pathogens such as heat and cold, entering the surface of our body. TCM’s “wind”, as well as being environmental wind, describes any abrupt change in the weather; this includes going in and out of air-conditioned buildings. The surface of
IBS sufferers typically experience symptoms such as stomach cramps, bloating, constipation and loose stools. In TCM, this is due to three pathogenic conditions in varying proportions: “Liver qi stagnation”, “Spleen/stomach qi deficiency” and “Dampness”. In TCM most digestive functions, including those of the pancreas, come under the realm of the spleen and stomach; TCM’s “spleen”
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or intending to start fertility treatments such as IVF, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine will help improve your fertility. Both these TCM modalities help regulate hormonal levels, improve ovarian function, improve uterine health and increase implantation rates. They also offer much to improve many aspects of sperm health.
Stress is a normal physiological response triggered when we feel threatened. When we are stressed both our “fight or flight” responses and our immune systems are activated. These normal responses can be helpful as they prepare our bodies to help deal with the source of the threat. However, when we are under too much stress,
Arthritis – the Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach Western medicine – Arthritis is a term for a disorder where there is inflammation affecting the joints in the body. There are more than 100 separate categories of arthritis. The most common is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease; other types include traumatic
Acupuncture for Hay Fever Hay fever is triggered by grass, tree and plant weed pollens. In the UK, tree pollen occurs first (March to mid-May), with grass pollen coming in two peaks (mid-May until July) and weed pollen (end of June to September). Weed Pollen’s season lasts longest. If you suffer with hay fever, you
Did you know that you may be covered for your acupuncture treatment under your work health scheme or health insurance? Most large employers provide health and well-being schemes as part of their pay and reward packages. Simply contact your provider (e.g., AXA/Simply Health/Westfield Health) and check that they cover acupuncture. You can then just