Monthly Archives: May 2017

What is Traditional Acupuncture?

Have you ever wondered just what is Traditional Acupuncture and how it works or what are the different types of acupuncture practiced today in the world. Its important the know these things when choosing which acupuncturist to go to because not everyone who says they practice acupuncture can offer all the benefits of acupuncture, this is because of different levels of training. Its important that your acupuncturist is a member of the leading regulatory body of acupuncture in the UK, the BAcC are just that and you can rest assured that what BAcC members offer is excellent training to a degree or degree level.  Continue reading

Acupuncture effective for acute asthma attacks

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of acute asthma attacks. In a controlled clinical study, researchers determined that acupuncture plus moxibustion increases the effectiveness of usual care by 18.75%. Two groups were compared. Both groups received drug therapy, consisting of anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic pharmaceutical medications. One group, however, received Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies (acupuncture and moxibustion) in addition to drug therapy. The drug therapy group achieved a 79.17% total effective rate and the TCM plus drug therapy group achieved a 97.92% total effective rate.  Continue reading

Golden Milk

The benefits of golden milk have been in the news a lot recently and for good reason. Apart from being an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral it has also been found to be benifical for heart disease,  anti-tumor qualities, an antioxidant and help with digestive problems. But what is golden milk? It’s not actually milk at all, at least not in the dairy sense. The basis of golden milk is a combination of the warming (and golden-colored) turmeric spice along with coconut milk and/or coconut oil. Turmeric has actually been valued for its medicinal properties for centuries it’s not commonly consumed. Golden milk has the potential to change that, as each cup provides you with a healthy dose of this “spice of life.” Continue reading

Ancient acupuncture prescription found to benefit constipation

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of constipation. Zhejiang Tongde Hospital researchers tested the validity of an ancient acupuncture point prescription used for the treatment of constipation with a controlled scientific clinical experiment. The researchers find acupuncture “increases the contractile activity of intestinal smooth muscle and benefits bowel movements. The hospital researchers tested a time honored acupuncture treatment used for regulating peristalsis (intestinal constriction and relaxation that creates wavelike movements, which pushes stools through the intestine) and digestion.  Continue reading

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