Preparing for birth

Top tips for birth preparation: We recommend that women have acupuncture on a weekly basis for the 3 consecutive weeks before full-term to prepare for birthing. Research suggests that these treatments consistently: reduce the average length of time in labour increase the chances of women experiencing a natural efficient labour contribute to reduced interventions in … Read more

de-stress at your desk

I came by this article for ‘desk de-stressing’ as it makes reference to 2 acupuncture points. These can be stimulated by applying pressure (acupressure) to bring relief and calm. The location of the points are explained, and I tried them out, sitting at my desk, writing this blog! It works!! Try them out! http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-pr-acupuncture-in-the-news/4655-9-simple-ways-to-de-stress-at-your-desk.html

Chinese character for Qi

If you’ve ever had acupuncture treatment or practise the various art forms or movements which employ Qi, such as Qi Gong or Tai Qi, you may be familiar with the concept of ‘Qi’. It’s a word that’s become increasingly familiar in our western world vocabulary. As acupuncturists, we readily talk about Qi, and in our … Read more