Category Archives: Acupuncture

What Place Does Complementary and Holistic Healthcare Have in Modern Society?

What Place Does Complementary and Holistic Healthcare Have in Modern Society?

The practice of healing and paying attention to the body is as old as humans and ancient systems such as acupuncture have their roots set in history going back two thousand years.

Modern medicine has transformed human and technological progress, allowing our population to rise, become stronger and to live healthier lives. With pain relief, development of vaccines and extraordinary reduction in infections and as well as disease control and treatment, modern medicine is the reason we live such relatively comfortable lives.

Allied Health Professionals and Rehabilitation in the Post-Covid World

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Allied Health Professionals and Rehabilitation in the Post-Covid World

Illness is difficult enough as it is and it would be nice to think that the moment our bodies have rid themselves of disease, we’re up and ready to get back to our lives. Except that is so rarely the case, as every allied health professional knows.

Even the common cold can leave us feeling tired and sluggish once it’s packed its bags and moved onto the next person. Flu can be debilitating and cancer can have physical and mental effects lasting years after it’s been ousted from our person.

How You Can Use Personal Protection Equipment and Sanitisers

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How You Can Use Personal Protection Equipment and Sanitisers

It’s clear – the pandemic isn’t going anywhere. No matter what the current situation is, there are steps that each and every one of us can take though, in both our personal and professional lives. These steps help reduce the risk to ourselves and to others. It’s not just Covid-19 that gets stopped by good hygiene practices either – when was the last time you had a cold?

Eco-Friendly Acupuncture Needles: A New Needle Range for the Planet

Eco-Friendly Acupuncture Needles: A New Needle Range for the Planet

Have you ever considered the environmental impact of acupuncture needles and their packaging? We’ve all been looking more closely at our impact and here at Meridius, we’ve taken steps to offer reduced packaging.

New Support and Appreciation for Allied Health Professionals through the AHP Hub

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New Support and Appreciation for Allied Health Professionals through the AHP Hub

As many AHP services have paused during the pandemic, we are all feeling their absence.
The Royal Society for Public Health has recently launched an online hub for AHPs. On it, you can read blogs, keep abreast of COVID-related developments, access training and read relevant studies.

Powerful PPE: What’s the Deal with Face Masks?

Powerful PPE: What’s the Deal with Face Masks?   This article contains guidance in relation to an evolving situation. Click here for the latest UK government coronavirus advice and here for the latest WHO advice.   Whilst guidance is changing continually in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is for sure: understanding and knowing […]

Using Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Stress Management

Using Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Stress Management In 2018, 74% of people surveyed by YouGov reported being so stressed they felt overwhelmed. That was 2018, imagine what those numbers would look like in 2020 when the world has been turned upside down? There’s no two ways around it, stress is something that all of us […]

Why Workplace Health Education Is a Much-Needed Service

Why Workplace Health Education Is a Much-Needed Service In the UK, the average person spends 60% of the time sitting down. If you work in an office, that rises to 75%. Those are frightening statistics considering our bodies are specifically designed to move. The health ramifications of our sedentary lifestyles are not lost on physiotherapists […]

Acupuncture for Runners

Acupuncture for Runners: Hitting the Needle on the Head It’s February, which means the mornings are getting lighter, the air (slightly) warmer and race entries are getting booked. As runners all over the country are emerging from lethargy with their new running shoes, it’s clear that training season has begun. Winter is an interesting time […]

How to Become an Acupuncturist in the UK

How to Become an Acupuncturist in the UK Are you considering training to become an acupuncturist? Perhaps you’re already a healthcare provider such as a physiotherapist, looking to branch out and expand your practice. With around 4 million acupuncture sessions taking place in the UK each year and its popularity on the rise, there has […]