Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help fertility but what when you are pregnant? Below we answer some common questions you may have regarding acupuncture during pregnancy. Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy? Acupuncture is completely safe during pregnancy. Acupuncturists learn which points are effective and which points to avoid during which trimester. Certain points are contraindicated during pregnancy so Continue reading »

Infertility and Chinese medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine offer solutions for many couples trying to conceive naturally or in conjunction with IVF or IUI procedures. “When the Soil is prepared the seed will grow” The saying “When the soil is prepared the seed will grow” eloquently describes how Chinese medicine approaches fertility issues. This means that couples need to Continue reading »

Low Cost Multi-bed Clinic

Our aim in setting up a multi-bed clinic is to make it more affordable for people to have acupuncture and also to make it possible for someone to have a few treatments a week to get faster results. As our tagline says: “Acupuncture for Everyone”. The multi-bed concept is a brilliant way to set up a clinic. With Continue reading »

Stop Smoking

October is Stop Smoking month – also known as Stoptober. We all know of the effects of nicotine on our health, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. But it also affects our immune system and the functioning of other organs. Did you know there are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco; Continue reading »

Menopause symptoms and Acupuncture

Not every woman experiences menopause symptoms but among those who do the symptoms can be significant and disruptive, physically, emotionally and sexually.  Among the more common symptoms associated with menopause are hot flushes, mood swings, increased irritability, anxiety, vaginal dryness and/or itching, loss of libido, acne, weight gain, fatigue, memory problems, changes in skin texture, Continue reading »

Back Care Awareness

This week is Back Care Awareness Week. One in four appointments in our clinic are for back pain, relating to various parts of the back. Although many people suffer back pain, it is very individual to the person. Location, what the pain feels like, whether it is referred, what makes it better or worse all Continue reading »

Tinnitus

What’s that ringing? Have you ever had an inexplicable ringing in your ears but don’t know why or how to get rid of it? You may have a condition called Tinnitus. Tinnitus describes any sound a person can hear from inside their body rather than from an outside source. It may be experienced in one Continue reading »

Hayfever and Sinusitis

Spring has sprung. The days are getting longer and nature is springing into life and flowers and trees are blossoming. For many of us this change of season may also be the start of a runny nose, sore and itchy eyes and sneezing. Pollen, especially from birch trees and grasses are often the culprit of Continue reading »

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 10 – 20% of the UK population at any one time. Up to 12 million people in the UK are affected by IBS at some time in their lives. Bloating, swelling, bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation and feeling sick are just some of the symptoms which can cause misery for Continue reading »

Community or multibed clinic

Wellpoint is a so-called community or multibed clinic. So how did these clinics come about and what are they? In China and the Far East acupuncture, Chinese herbs and tui na (Chinese massage) are all practiced alongside Western medicine in hospitals. There are huge wards where patients are being treated for acupuncture or tui na Continue reading »