Monthly Archives: February 2016

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace and cupping

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace has shown the the positive effects after a cupping and acupuncture treatment on her instagram account. The star is said to have hurt her back during training sessions and has turned to cupping and acupuncture to help with the pain. She joins a long line of recent celebrities who have also turned to east asian medicine for treatment.  See the link below.

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Cupping

For many of us, the new year is a traditional time to set goals and enjoy an increased openness to new experiences. This willingness presents an opportunity to explore the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Better health is on everyone’s list for the new year and cupping is wonderful technique that can improve your health and provide numerous benefits.

One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward. I often combine cupping with acupuncture into one treatment, but for a lot of people it could also be used alone.

Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, the original philosophy remains the same. Continue reading

Grin and Bear it

We’re famously a nation that doesn’t like to make a fuss but new statistics from the British Acupuncture Council reveal that when it comes to pain nearly half of Brits (44%) just grin and bear it, which could impact long term health and wellbeing.

According to the report released today to mark Acupuncture Awareness Week (7th-13th March 2016), almost three in ten Brits (29%) exercise more now than they did ten years ago but more than half (52%) say they’ve been injured during sport in the past and one in three (30%) claim to have never recovered from their injuries.

To overcome a sporting injury, almost three in five people (56%) say they take oral painkillers, and nearly a third (32%) turn to ice and heat packs, compared to just 11% who opt for traditional acupuncture. Continue reading

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