Category Archives: Acupuncture

G is for Gua Sha: how you can use it in your practice

G is for Gua Sha: how you can use it in your practice

Gua Sha is a wonderful therapy used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It’s becoming more popular in the West as a method of relaxation, to improve circulation and relieve muscle tension. For trained physical therapists and acupuncturists, there’s nothing stopping you from offering Gua Sha to your patients too, so let’s take a look at this ancient practice.

4 Great Examples of Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic Websites to Inspire You

4 Great Examples of Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic Websites to Inspire You

The world has gone fully digital and it’s essential your clinic website is easy to use, clearly laid out and represents your brand. Need some inspo? Check out these websites and start redesigning yours.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Healthcare Practice 

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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Healthcare Practice 

Spring cleaning is about sweeping up and clearing out but it’s also a great way of taking a good, hard look at your business. An annual spring clean can save you money on your bills and supplies, give you a solid path to follow throughout the year and even win you new clients.

5 Tips for Dealing with Lower Back Pain

5 Tips for Dealing with Lower Back Pain

There are many reasons for lower back pain and often it’ll be caused by a mixture of factors. One of the common reasons is muscular weakness. The more we sit, the weaker our muscles get, particularly if we always sit in the same position, which can cause tightness or excessive looseness in one particular place. 

Lower back pain is experienced by 60-70% of adults in the industrialised world but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it. In fact, back pain caused by sitting is within your control.   

Is Acupuncture a Useful Treatment for People Suffering Menopausal Symptoms? 

Is Acupuncture a Useful Treatment for People Suffering Menopausal Symptoms? 

Common symptoms of the menopause include hot flushes, sleep disturbances, fatigue, joint pain and cognitive changes amongst others. Hot flushes are one of the most widely reported symptoms and a considerable number of women find their quality of life negatively affected.  

While hormone replacement therapy can offer effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, it has significant side effects and potential long-term health issues that make it an unsuitable choice for many women. In contrast, acupuncture is generally viewed as a safe therapy with no negative side effects. It’s also usually affordable and widely available. 

The Best Health Podcasts for Clinical Professionals and their Clients 

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The Best Health Podcasts for Clinical Professionals and their Clients 

Podcasts have become the resource for research and entertainment that we never knew we needed. Whilst books and were formerly the go-to resource for new information and industry interviews, podcasts have filled a gap none of us had even seen. Is there anything better than listening to a real conversation between two people? Podcasts allow us to get to know the specialists and experts in our fields, hear their tones and enjoy the accessibility of the information they have to teach. 

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.