Entries by Neil K

Acupuncture has long term effects on pain

Two new studies have shown that acupuncture is not only good at treating pain in the short term, but also has long term effects. Researchers from Australia and New Zealand looked at acupuncture for reduction in menstrual pain, and found that the effects were still apparent 1 year later. This randomised controlled trial (published in […]

Acupuncture For Neck Pain

As a general rule, acupuncture is great for treating most kinds of aches and pains, and as you can imagine, neck pain is something I see a lot of in my Bristol acupuncture clinic. Why Does Acupuncture Work For Neck Pain? According to Chinese medicine theory all kinds of pain, stiffness and discomfort are due […]

Acupressure And Massage For Stress

Massage reduces stress? Really? OK, to some people that might seem pretty obvious… but I think that this is an area that’s worth delving into a little bit deeper, and especially the Chinese approach to dealing with stress using massage and acupressure in combination. It’s a very potent treatment that goes way beyond just ‘a […]