Posts made in October, 2013

Acupuncturists Have Different Brains (we have more grey matter!!)

»Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Acupuncture for Stress, Acupuncture in York

Here’s one recent study that I’ve found very interesting! Apparently acupuncturists’ brains are different! We have more grey matter which gives us better emotional regulation. Here’s what the study has to say: “Acupuncturists outperform non-acupuncturists (NA) in tests of behavioural skills associated with their profession and this is reflected in structural differences in their brains. Chinese researchers recruited a cohort of 22 acupuncturists and compared them with 22 non-acupuncturists. In the first set of experiments, tests designed to assess fine motor skills for finger and tactile spatial discrimination were administered to both groups. Acupuncturists scored better on both tests. A further test was administered to examine the ability of subjects...

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Stop Smoking Stoptober- The Point Of Being Nicotine Free

»Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Acupuncture for smoking

This month is stop smoking month in the UK, otherwise known as Stoptober. If you’re not yet convinced that you should quit smoking, or feel like you might need a little helping hand along the way, then this article is for you. Smoking is not only poisonous, addictive and offensive, but did you know that there are approximately 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, many of them toxic? Of these, many are known to cause cancer. The ingredients in cigarettes affect everything, from the internal functioning of organs to the efficiency of the body’ immune system. Yes, smoking kills, makes you sick, and affects the health of your unborn baby. The Stop Smoking Advantage… The good news is that when you quit smoking your body begins to repair itself. Did you know...

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