Acupuncture can help with the menopause

Acupuncture can help with the menopause

Acupuncture can be really helpful in the management of menopausal symptoms and I see many women in my clinic who find they have fewer hot flashes and sleep better when they have regular acupuncture treatment. Current research supports my own...

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Anxiety and depression in teenagers

Anxiety and depression in teenagers

In September this year I had the opportunity to hear Rebecca Avern, an acupuncturist with a special interest in paediatrics, speak about the causes and treatment of anxiety and depression in teenagers. What did I learn that I can pass on to you...

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A day in the life of an acupuncturist

A day in the life of an acupuncturist

The work of an acupuncturist is interesting and varied and every day I see how acupuncture can make a positive difference to people’s lives. Confidentiality is essential so I have changed the names and clinical details in the cases below to...

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Acupuncture for pain

Acupuncture for pain

Chronic pain affects between one-third and one-half of the population of the UK. It can dramatically reduce quality of life and prevent people from working or enjoying an active life. Acupuncture is a safe, effective and evidence-based option in...

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Fertility Research Round Up May 2018

Fertility Research Round Up May 2018

The two recently published papers stand out this month. They are the Cochrane Reviews on the impact of follicular flushing during egg retrieval in assisted reproductive techniques (ART), and the review of research into metabolomics for improving...

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Fertility Research Round Up April 2018

Fertility Research Round Up April 2018

So what have we learnt about how to improve our chances of pregnancy over the last few months? I have scoured the results published in the journals to find out what is new and useful for people trying to conceive. During procedures such as IVF...

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Fertility Research Round Up

Fertility Research Round Up

If you are looking on keeping up to date on the latest findings in fertility research then I hope you will find this summary of research useful. The notes below are on studies published in various journals during January and February 2018. I have...

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Acupuncture in studies and practice

Acupuncture in studies and practice

I like to keep an eye on the studies that have been published regarding acupuncture therapy, and will sometimes mention them in this blog if they have been published in a respected peer-reviewed journal. Anyone with an interest in this area will...

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