Acupunture Stamford

Heal your Gut

In Chinese medicine, we believe that every system in the body is connected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. At the center of it all is a properly functioning digestive system. Continue reading



The term tuina (pronounced “twee naw”), literally means “pinch and pull,” and refers to a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapeutic massage and body work. Continue reading

Neuroscientists and acupuncture

Neuroscientists have been studying how acupuncture affects the brain. It’s clear from many imaging studies that causing pain by inserting needles into the skin does influence brain activity, presumably by activating nerves close to the acupuncture point. Intriguingly, being pricked with needles seems to reduce activity in areas of the brain normally associated with pain, dubbed “the pain matrix”, says Hugh MacPherson, an acupuncture researcher at the University of York. “Rather than activating the pain matrix, it actually de-activates it.”  Continue reading

The magic of beetroot

The Romans reportedly used beetroot for treating fevers and constipation. During the Middle Ages, the vegetable was favored for curing digestive and blood disorders. Today, science is catching up with ancient, traditional and historic practices. Researchers have found that beetroot juice can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. Continue reading

Migraines and Acupuncture

Migraine is a primary headache disorder manifesting as recurring attacks, usually lasting for 4 to 72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity.Typical characteristics of the headache are unilateral location, pulsating quality, moderate or severe intensity, and aggravation by routine physical activity. Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, phono-phobia, nausea and vomiting. Migraine is a common disorder; a UK study found the migraine incidence rate to be 3.69 cases per 1,000 person-years, and to be around 2.5 times higher in women than men (Becker 2008).  Continue reading

Migraine Awareness Week

If you are the 1 in every 7 adults who suffers with migraines and headaches, Then Acupuncture could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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The Broad Street Practice

From september i will be increasing my hours at Broad Street. The broad street practice has been established for around 20 years now in the old market town of Stamford and is run by the husband and wife partnership of Perry and Anthea. I myself have been providing acupuncture and Chinese dietary therapy for around 6 years and have enjoyed my time there which is why i am excited to announce this news. The practice itself is considering expanding into the building next door which was matchmakers of Stamford. So it look like exciting times at the practice with many more years of helping patients get better through traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

I will now be offering all day on fridays at broad street.


Acupuncture for pets in China

Its the latest thing in China at the moment, pet owners are giving their pets acupuncture using a new device which passes electricity through the needles when there inserted.

Specific breeds of dogs are prone to back injuries or paralysis, conditions which commonly lead to the animals being put down. But for some in China, any condition can be treated by using alternative therapy, such as acupuncture. “Seventy percent of the animals here suffer from spinal disc herniation, leading to paralysis of the hind legs or all four legs,” Jin Rishan, a practitioner at the clinic told AFP news agency, which also said the clinic is operating at full capacity of around 20 patients per day. “Western medical practices can’t do much,” he said. For one pooch who recently underwent the procedure – Dan Jiao – it seems to be working. The dog suffered a broken back after a fall but after several rounds of acupuncture, his owner says he can now limp on all fours.

Pets have become popular in China in recent years, and owners often lavish huge amounts on money on their dogs and cats. Pet grooming is a booming business in China, where dogs are often seen wearing expensive coats and other accessories.

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Arthritis in pets and acupuncture

Its not uncommon for animals to receive acupuncture. Some vets in the UK undertake basic acupuncture courses run by acupuncturists so there clients pets can receive treatment for aliments. Here is a story of one such pet owner who’s remarkable journey from being faced with a life time taking painkillers to being pain free and able to run again. If you are seeking a vet that provides acupuncture you might want to try ABVA, who maintains standards of education, ethics, practice and discipline to ensure the health and wellbeing of animals in the UK. ABVA are a little like the BAcC who also maintain the stands of acupuncture for patients in the UK.  Continue reading