"The study...that examined acupuncture and included a total of 98 participants, an improvement was obvious in the acupuncture therapy group"
What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s is inevitably a debilitating disease which affects motor neurons. At its first stage symptoms are mild and may only affect one side of the body with tremors, loss of facial expression and poor posture. At stage three a patient can still accomplish daily tasks unassisted but is required to be more conscientious with planning their daily routine. The fifth and final stage is the effects of Parkinson’s at its worst with assistance required for even mundane tasks. The disease doesn’t directly influence life expectancy but the symptoms can sometimes increase the risk of an accident or infection....
I find it difficult to put into words how positive my experience was in this clinic. Sivan is one of the most kind, caring, professional and experienced doctors/practitioners that I have ever come across in my life and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough...Emma – Full Review
"Activation of brain areas involved in pain perception was significantly reduced or modulated under acupuncture."
Chronic pain has always been a significant challenge for health care practitioners. The medication used to reduce pain often don’t affect the source of the pain at all such as tramadol or oxycodone which try to affect the brain’s perception of pain (narcotic (opiate) analgesics). With so many patients experiencing the negative side effects of this type of approach it’s understandable as to why pharmaceutical companies spent 142 billion dollars in 2014 researching new ways to deal with these problems. Fortunately there has also been research done in alternatives such as herbal medicine and acupuncture...
Burnt out Brits struggle with stress
The nation's stress levels are on the increase and we are risking our health by turning to sugary food, takeaways and alcohol to help cope with modern life a new survey has revealed.
The brand new study by the British Acupuncture Council to mark 'Acupuncture Awareness Week' (2nd-8th March 2015) shows that over half of the UK residents surveyed are more stressed now than ten years ago and turn to junk food and booze in a bid to feel better. The study of 5,000 adults found that a third of us admit to comfort eating when stressed, a quarter confess to drinking alcohol and as a result 1 in 5 admit they put on weight.