Treat Back Pain without Painkillers

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Back pain is said to affect about one third of the adult population each year, one of the most common complaints seen by GPs. It is the UK’s leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence. It currently costs the NHS and community care services more than £1 billion […]

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The Five Elements

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Closeness to nature is important in Chinese philosophy. We are like a microcosm of the world around us. Nature inside us follows similar patterns with nature around us and we are balanced when the elements (or phases) within us are balanced. Each of our organs is assigned to an element, and within the elements we […]

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Is there medicine in the needles?

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There is no medicine in acupuncture needles. The ‘medicine’ is within you.   What does this mean? How does acupuncture work?   I won’t outline the whole foundation of Chinese medicine, don’t worry. Instead, I’ll share with you a simple explanation by acupuncturist and author Matthew D. Bauer. This is all you need to know: […]

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I tried acupuncture, but…

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…it didn’t work for me.   We hear people say that they tried but it didn’t help them, yet for thousands of years acupuncture has helped so many. Those it works for often have the following in common: They recognise that most times it doesn’t happen over night*. The imbalance wouldn’t be there in the […]

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