Posts made in June, 2015

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Acupuncture

»Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Acupuncture for Stress, Acupuncture in York

At this time of year the long days and short nights can make it harder to sleep.  The early sunrise stimulates our natural rhythms to wake us sooner than in the dark winter months.  This may be fine if you’ve had a long restful sleep but for the 29% of UK adults who suffer regularly from insomnia the bright early mornings can be a real problem. Sedatives Vs Acupuncture A study from Taiwan has found that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture is an effective alternative to Zolpidem, a type of sedative drug, for the treatment of insomnia. Researchers looked at 33 patients with primary insomnia.  Half the group were treated with 10mg of Zolpidem each night for 4 weeks whilst the other half received acupuncture treatments once a week for the duration of...

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It’s International Mens Health Week

»Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Acupuncture and back pain, Acupuncture and digestion, Acupuncture and Mood, Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture for smoking, Acupuncture for Stress, Acupuncture in York, Acupuncture to Boost Immunity, IBS & Acupuncture

This month sees the annual ‘International Mens Health Week’ taking place from the 15th-21st.  It is a shocking statistic that 1 in 5 men die before the age of 65.  This means 20% of men are losing vital years of life; precious time with family and friends and the enjoyment of retirement. Unresolved stress plays a key part in many conditions affecting men’s health.  Hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, stroke – stress is a contributing factor in the development of these diseases and is frequently the trigger for dramatic, life threatening change.  For example, heart disease takes many years to develop as subtle biochemical changes gradually affect arterial health, then a sudden stressful event overwhelms the body and a heart attack occurs. Mind &...

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