We get all excited at the first few signs of Spring and then remember that we're allergic to it!
You don't need to rely on drugs to stop your itchy eyes, headache and runny nose, try acupuncture this year.
I am really pleased I attended a course this month in Manchester to get to grips with a technique using these tiny semi permanent ear needles to help patients to manage their pain. We have already had some great results in clinic, reducing pain immediately for patients with headaches; back pain; frozen shoulder; migraine; tennis elbow, neck pain; tonsillitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.....
These needles stimulate the vagus nerve to trigger the release of painkilling endorphins and change the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cords. Research shows that it is capable of alleviating pain in 88% of cases, and the patients in my clinic would certainly agree.
Is this happening to you?
An increasing number of my patients report that this is happening to them and are so glad that they tried acupuncture to help reduce the number of drugs they have to take.
I travelled to Dublin to train with Dr Tan, an internationally renowned acupuncturist & founder of the "123 Balance Method". It was an intensive yet invaluable experience and several of my patients have already benefited from his technique that "switches off the pain". Responses so far ..... "Awesome", "Incredible" and "You put a needle in my foot and my NECK pain has gone, totally bizarre but thank you!"
I am an Approved Practitioner for the Arthritic Association which means that members of the Association can get 3 treatments for a much reduced fee.
The Arthritic Association is dedicated to helping people to manage their arthritis naturally so they can lead more active lives with less pain ~ check it out, you will not be disappointed with their advice & the benefits of being a member www.arthritisACTION.org.uk
Acupuncture has helped Julie Walters to sleep better after years of night terrors. She reports that "at the ripe old age of 48, after 30 years of badly disrupted sleep, I had acupuncture. On that very night I slept through without waking, and the next morning I cried and I cried, grieving for what I had missed."
See how Strictly Come Dancing star Camilla Dallerup http://introducingacupuncture.co.uk/who-has-acupuncture.html has used acupuncture to ease her back pain and how it can help you.
A certain level of stress is good for us can help us to function effectively and efficiently. But high levels of stress over a long period of time can really begin to drain our energies and seriously affect our health. Why not try this short test published by the BBC? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24756311
Then check out how acupuncture can be hugely beneficial ......
Gift vouchers for both medical & cosmetic acupuncture are now available. Please just ask!
Research findings from York University show how Acupuncture combined with anti-depressants has been found to relieve the symptoms of depression more effectively than drugs alone.
'Natural Health' reports how acupuncture has produced some promising results for migraine sufferers.
The England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been receiving acupuncture to help his knee and calf injuries in the run up to the Ashes. Surprising where those needles need to go sometimes!
Check out the full story & photo here.
Louise is a highly skilled practitioner. I have found her treatments to be very effective in supporting and maintaining my recovery from problems with mood, stress and anxiety. Recommended.