Acupuncture and IVF

The British Acupuncture Council recently produced a comprehensive account of the current research on acupuncture and IVF. Here are the main points: A 2018 systematic review and meta-analysis found acupuncture to have a significant treatment effect in improving the birth rates of subfertile women undergoing IVF or ICSI. A summary of previous reviews from 2009 … Read more…

de-stress at your desk

I came by this article for ‘desk de-stressing’ as it makes reference to 2 acupuncture points. These can be stimulated by applying pressure (acupressure) to bring relief and calm. The location of the points are explained, and I tried them out, sitting at my desk, writing this blog! It works!! Try them out! http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-pr-acupuncture-in-the-news/4655-9-simple-ways-to-de-stress-at-your-desk.html

Chinese character for Qi

If you’ve ever had acupuncture treatment or practise the various art forms or movements which employ Qi, such as Qi Gong or Tai Qi, you may be familiar with the concept of ‘Qi’. It’s a word that’s become increasingly familiar in our western world vocabulary. As acupuncturists, we readily talk about Qi, and in our … Read more…