Chronic Pain Acupuncture

Proof That Acupuncture Works for Chronic Pain

In what may be the most significant research to emerge in the last five years, an international collaboration, involving some of the UK’s top acupuncture researchers, has provided definitive evidence that acupuncture is effective for chronic pain. 17,922 patients were evaluated across twenty-nine studies identified for inclusion. The effects of acupuncture were tested in clinical […]

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Healing with Pressure Point Therapy

Healing with Pressure Point Therapy

by Jack Forem, Steve Shimer L.Ac A practical guide that shows readers how to treat over 100 common ailments using a variety of effective, natural therapies. It covers acupressure, reflexology, shiatsu, marma therapy, acu-yoga, trigger-point therapy, massage and pressure point therapy. This book has a wide appeal, so is a great one to have on […]

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Autumn

Get Ready for Autumn

In Chinese medicine, autumn is governed by the Metal Element. As the nights start to cool and the energy shifts, it’s a great time to visit your acupuncturist for a balancing treatment to help you ride through the changes more easily. Metal is associated with the Lung, so practitioners tend to see a rise in […]

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Differential Autonomic Response to Acupuncture at Wood and Metal Acupoints

As acupuncturists, we know that haphazard needling isn’t as effective as using actual acupuncture points. Still, it’s great to see a recent study showing the different effects on the nervous system following acupuncture at Wood and Metal points. The four acupoints used were: the Wood Tonification Point (Zhongchong, PC9 – Rushing into the Middle), Wood […]

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Handbook Chinese Auricular Therapy

Handbook to Chinese Auricular Therapy

by Chen Ken, Cui Yongqiang This was very much an impulse buy after a lecture on auricular acupuncture and it’s a great little book even though it’s only a couple of hundred pages. I was fascinated by the power of the acupuncture points on the ear and the profound affect they can have on all […]

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Understanding Acupuncture

Understanding Acupuncture

by Stephen J. Birch PhD BA LicAc & Robert L. Felt I found the chapter on the theoretical basis of acupuncture very interesting, this information may be useful to anyone with a general interest. The initial chapters of the book cover a lot of historical information regarding acupuncture, which is really fascinating. On the whole […]

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Membership Opened for Southern Ireland

We’re delighted to open up Network membership to Five Element Acupuncture practitioners in Southern Ireland! So, if you’re looking for an acupuncturist near you, please use our ‘find a 5 element acupuncturist’ link at the top of the page or use our keyword search facility to look up e.g. Dublin. We’re looking forward to this […]

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Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor

In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor

by Peter Eckman This is a book that I first read whilst training at CTA (College of Traditional Acupuncture), it’s a very interesting book that’s a must for anyone studying or practising acupuncture. I feel that some of it becomes a little slow in places when the author throws too many dates at the reader, […]

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