News & Updates

9 March 2020. Integrated treatment of western and traditional Chinese medicine helped most COVID-19 patients recover: Report.

An integrated treatment of western drugs and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has helped most of the over 50,000 coronavirus patients in China to recover from the deadly disease, a Chinese expert medical team said on Monday.

1 March 2020. You love your child, but does your child feel loved?

A child not feeling loved by parents who truly love them is usually down to a mismatch between the parents’ way of expressing their love, and their child’s way of receiving it. Dr Gary Chapman coined the phrase ‘the 5 love languages’. It is literally as if the parent and child are speaking a different language. An alternative to Chapman’s ‘5 love languages’, is to approach our understanding of a child through the lens of the Chinese medicine 5 Element system. This brilliant framework can be an insightful land useful way to make sure we are giving children our love in a way that they can receive.

1 March 2020. Could acupuncture help with endometriosis?

Acupuncture has been widely used as an alternative complementary therapy to help those that suffer from the chronic and often debilitating medical condition, endometriosis, which according to the latest statistics affects 1 in 10 women in the UK.

3 February 2020. Anti-depressant Microbes in Soil: How Soil Makes Your Brain Happy.

Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as Prozac, without the negative side effects and potential for chemical dependency and withdrawal. Getting out in the garden and getting dirty is a natural antidepressant due to unique microbes in healthy organic soil. Working and playing in soil can actually make you happier and healthier. What gardeners and farmers have talked about for millennia is now verifiable by science. Feeling like your garden or farm is your happy place is no coincidence!

29 January, 2020. Acupuncture and Herbs – Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief Confirmed.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine improve rheumatoid arthritis patient outcomes. Qingdao Integrated Medicine Hospital (Shandong) researchers conclude that acupuncture and herbs provide significant relief from the signs and symptoms of RA and improve quality of life.

Cancer patient trial finds acupuncture lessens chemotherapy neuropathy

Acupuncture can help cancer patients who suffer with neuropathy as a result of chemotherapy, a study has found. The trial at Manchester’s The Christie found 68% of patients getting the treatment reported that symptoms of the nerve condition had lessened.

What is Acupuncture? How does it work? What can it treat?

Matthew Bauer, L.Ac., President at The Acupuncture Now Foundation, a non-profit organisation discusses the practice of acupuncture, the foundation, and their mission to bring accurate up to date information and resources to health professionals and the public.  He also talks about how acupuncture works with conventional Western medicine.

Acupuncture and Acupressure May Ease Pain Associated with Cancer

Researchers say acupuncture and acupressure can help ease the pain of some people with cancer. They add that the use of acupuncture and acupressure can also reduce the need to prescribe opioids for cancer pain. These methods can boost the immune system because they work on healing the whole body.

16 December 2019

Check out this study which shows non-drug treatments such as acupuncture could be a viable alternative for patients with chronic pain. Find out more.

6 December 2019

Another very encouraging study on the effectiveness of acupuncture for cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Find out more.

26 November 2019

Lets give men more support. Male sub fertility is a massively under-recognised problem, with 1 in 6 couples struggling to conceive and in around 40% of those cases the issue sits with the man, yet still the men are lacking support. Find out more.

26 November 2019

Researcher Lianne Aquilina considers the evidence that acupuncture can help women manage severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Find out more.