NICE guideline for chronic pain: painkillers out, acupuncture in

Migraine and Acupuncture

Mark Bovey, Research Manager The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has just published a draft guideline for chronic pain. The guideline has had extensive media exposure, with the headline that painkillers should no longer be prescribed for longer-term pain. We’re delighted to see that acupuncture is one of only four treatments now […]

Returning to Acupuncture Treatment After Shielding For COVID-19

From 1 August, people who have been shielding against COOVID-19 in most will no longer have to stay at home and follow shielding, although they are advised to take particular care when outside, and maintain strict social distancing.  For some people this will be welcome news, while others will be understandably anxious, it is still […]

Acupuncture and Menopause

The COVID situation carries on, though other parts of life have not stopped; Menopause continues to affect many women and may be made worse by the stress of lockdown and all that goes with this. Perimenopause and Menopause can be an overwhelming change in a woman’s life, the hormone changes can affect every aspect of […]

COVID -19, Mental Health and Acupuncture

In my previous five blogs I have made you aware of how each person relates to an element whether that is Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood in the Acupuncture Five Element system, which in turn relates to the emotions of Joy, Worry/Sympathy, Loss/Grief, Fear and Anger and how you react to the world and […]