• Acupuncture,  Osteopathy

    To see Ourselves as others see us

    As Robbie Burns reflected poetically many years ago, how would it feel to see ourselves as others see us? I had a chance to find out recently. At a meeting of Wealden Business Group the speaker handed each of us a sheet of paper. The instruction was simple. Write…

  • Health

    Acupuncture treatment for anxiety

    We now know which parts of the brain are involved with feelings of anxiety, sadness and pain. The two main parts of the brain that increase their activity when we feel stressed or anxious are the prefrontal cortex and the limbic centres. Recent research carried out in USA has…

  • Acupuncture

    Guardian misses the point of acupuncture

    I am disappointed at this type of sensationalist reporting by the Guardian headline “dozens killed by incorrectly placed acupuncture needles”. Acupuncture must be one of the safest therapies around, think how many mortalities are caused by excessive or inappropriate use of prescription drugs. For starters, I would love to…

  • Health

    What is the point – sham acupuncture

    Yet another waste of time. What is this obsession with sham acupuncture? Anyone who is involved in acupuncture realises that the effect begins when the tip of the needle touches the skin of the patient. After that there are two variables: the intensity of the treatment and the responsiveness…