Acupuncture and Fertility: All You Need to Know

Acupuncture and Fertility If you are trying for a baby you will be keen to maximize your chances of conceiving and you may have read that acupuncture can help. Before booking an appointment you may like to know more about how it works so here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about Read more about Acupuncture and Fertility: All You Need to Know[…]

How does Acupuncture help weight loss?

I start by strengthening the digestion. By stimulating specific Acupuncture points I trigger the body’s healing response. Bloating and constipation reduce so you have a flatter tummy and bags of energy.  This kick-starts the weight loss process. I then address your specific reasons for weight gain, often using easy to reach Acupuncture points on the Read more about How does Acupuncture help weight loss?[…]

How does Acupuncture reduce Anxiety?

How does Acupuncture reduce Anxiety? Kate will feel your pulse during your consultation. Acupuncture is an incredibly powerful treatment that is scientifically proven to reduce anxiety levels from the first treatment. Here’s the science bit! The body secretes an assortment of hormones into the bloodstream as a reaction to stress. Researchers measured hormone levels secreted by Read more about How does Acupuncture reduce Anxiety?[…]

5 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been popular since ancient times for a reason: It makes people feel better. What’s more, in recent years, patients undergoing the procedure to treat health concerns have often noticed that their looks have benefited, too—leading to a rise in “acupuncture facials” that combine whole-body rebalancing with targeted needle stimulation (and, sometimes, spa-like add-ons) Read more about 5 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Acupuncture[…]

Acupuncture lacks a plausible Mechanism

Centuries of advancement in our understanding of biology has made the notion of life energy unnecessary. Further, no one has been able to detect life energy or formulate a scientifically coherent theory as to what life energy is, where it comes from, and how it interacts with matter or other forms of energy. Within science, Read more about Acupuncture lacks a plausible Mechanism[…]

Acupuncture is a pre-scientific superstition

Proponents often cite acupuncture’s ancient heritage as a virtue, but it is more of a vice. Acupuncture was developed in a pre-scientific culture, before anything significant was understood about biology, the normal functioning of the human body or disease pathology. The healing practices of the time were part of what is called philosophy-based medicine, to Read more about Acupuncture is a pre-scientific superstition[…]

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine. What the Science Says About the Effectiveness of Acupuncture Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain Read more about What Is Acupuncture?[…]

What qualifications should acupuncturists have?

Currently there are no laws in place in the UK regarding the level of training or experience required to become an acupuncturist. People often find it reassuring to know that the practitioner is trained to a high standard and is working to a safe level of practice. Because of this, there are many professional associations Read more about What qualifications should acupuncturists have?[…]

Visiting an acupuncture practitioner

Does acupuncture hurt? The needles used in acupuncture are so fine that many people feel nothing during the insertion. People often describe the overall sensation as a tingling or a mild ache in the muscles. The tingling sensation is thought to be the redirection of the qi. Many people say that during the treatment they Read more about Visiting an acupuncture practitioner[…]

The benefits of acupuncture

Research continues to look into the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment option. While there is scientific evidence that it can benefit a number of health conditions, many believe more research needs to be done. Reviews carried out by The Cochrane Collaboration found evidence that acupuncture may be effective in treating conditions such as: migraines Read more about The benefits of acupuncture[…]