Stress and acupuncture

Up to half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress every year, which often results in illness. Other factors that affect stress levels include alcohol, smoking, exams, pregnancy, divorce, moving, death in family, lifestyle, drugs, poor nutrition and unemployment. The signs of stress can vary from one individual to the next. Stress may …

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Sinusitis and acupuncture

Acute sinusitis is defined as inflammation of the nose and sinuses characterised by the existence, of two or more of the following symptoms: blockage/congestion; discharge (anterior or posterior nasal drip); facial pain or pressure; and reduced or loss of smell. Other symptoms can include toothache, tenderness, swelling, malaise and fever. Sinusitis is considered to be …

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Effects of acupuncture on the brain’s limbic system

A few years ago a BBC researcher made a programme that summarizes the objective scientific evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture. During the research the programme team undertook a study to investigate the effect of acupuncture on the brain using MRI scans. To their surprise they discovered that acupuncture has a profound effect on the …

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