Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine News

Hong Tao Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Marlow Bucks, Pinner Harrow, St. Albans Herts. Sarah Clark BScTCM, MBAcC, MRCHM.
Pinner, Harrow
020 8133 2996
Marlow, Bucks.
01628 314 532
St. Albans, Herts.
01727 869 929

Traditional Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Practice
Consultant Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner: Sarah Clark BSc(Hons)TCM MBAcC MRCHM AFN



What's new in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Last updated: 5th May 2010

23rd Feb 2010

Acupuncture 'helps depression' in pregnancy by Rebecca Smith

This article discusses the latest research findings that acupuncture can offer treatment for depression in pregnant women and post-natal.

Two thirds of women who had acupuncture reported a significant improvement of their depression symptoms, compared to less than half of those who had other treatments.

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9th January 2010

Health notes: The Fertility Factor by Sarah Stacey

This article clarifies the dos and dont's for getting your body into the most optimum state to conceive naturally from "look after your mind" concerning stress and emotiosn, and how "male infertility counts for 30% of problems conceiving" and that "Acupuncture has an excellent track record for treating male fertility problems".

Overall, if you have been trying for a year or two and no-one has been to diagnose your problem, don't rush into IVF or other western fertility treatments but "consider working with a qualified practitioner of Chinese medicine... (visit"

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2nd November 2009

Why your back can suddenly be a pain... and what to do about it
By Garry Trainer

This article explains how 80% of the population will experience a debilitating episode of back pain, and how acupuncture "is an invaluable way to release the soft tissues" and "ease muscle pain" resulting in "a reduction in pain perception and the muscle spasm is eased".

The article continues to say how acupuncture is an excellent pain-reliever: "Acupuncture has also been proven to work when stimulating the nervous system, which induces the release of endorphins. These have a similar chemical structure to morphine"

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April 20, 2009

Does it work for you? Acupuncture for runners. A Chinese medicine option for runners in next Saturdays Flora London Marathon. Peta Bee

This article explains how acupuncture and TCM can help runners "ease weary limbs, niggling injuries and post-race fatigue", with reference to studies that have shown significant differences in acupuncture's treatment effect for muscle soreness between groups that had acupuncture during an exhaustive training regimen and those that didn't. It continues to explain that the acupuncture needles "stimulate the brain to release endorphins, boosting mood and relieving tiredness, and trigger the immune system to help to ward off injuries, soreness and joint pain".

Currently being used by Paula Radcliffe and athletes in other sports, including tennis player, Maria Sharapova, the article continues to explain the importance of the quality of the practitioner themselves, and that all potential patients should first check that their practitioner is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

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4th July 2009

The NHS now backs acupuncture: point proven?
The therapy has been recommended for treating lower back pain within the NHS. So does it really work - and why?

by Simon Compton

THis article explains how "new official guidance said that patients with persistent lower back pain should be offered acupuncture on the NHS. The recommendation, from the NHS rationing body NICE, said that the scientific evidence now showed that acupuncture was not only effective at treating back pain, but also cost effective when other treatments, such as painkillers, were found not to be working".

The guidance came shortly after the Cochrane Collaboration (a highly influential medical research board) confirmed, after a review of several scientific studies, that "headache and migraine sufferers clearly fared better with acupuncture than painkillers" as well as confirming that "acupuncture could make women more fertile: a large scientific review found that women undergoing fertility treatment were more likely to give birth successfully if they had acupuncture".

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14th June 2008

A sharp idea to look younger by Katharine Shaw

This article talks about cosmetic acupuncture, also known as 'facial rejuvenation' and how "a half-hour relaxing with up to 14 needles in your face can help boost your skin tone and make you look younger". As more women (and men) "seek natural alternatives to lasers and Botox, cosmetic acupuncture could well become the new 'facelift' of choice".

Not only for lines and wrinkles but bags and dark shadows as well as sagging skin and age spots, cosmetic acupuncture is becoming more and more popular, even for actual facial medical conditions such as pigmentation issues.

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01727 869 929
St. Albans, Herts. AL1

020 8133 2996
Pinner, Harrow HA5

    01628 314 532  
Marlow, Bucks. SL7

Member of the British Acupuncture Council        Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine        Member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network        NHS Trusts Association Complementary Health Practitioner

Our clients travel to our clinics from across Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and London. We are easily accessible by car (parking on-site or nearby), tube and rail from Abbots Langley, Amersham, Apsley, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Bisham, Borehamwood, Bourne End, Bovingdon, Bricket Wood, Bucks, Bushey, Chalfont, Chesham, Cheshunt, Chipperfield, Chorleywood, Cookham Dean, Croxley Green, Denham, Eastcote, Edgware, Elstree, Flackwell Heath, Garston, Gerrards Cross, Hatch End, Harefield, Harpenden, Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Harrow Weald, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Henley, Hertford, Herts, High Wycombe, Hillingdon, Hitchin, Ickenham, Kenton, Kings Langley, Leavesden, London Colney, Loudwater, Luton, Maidenhead, Maple Cross, Marlow, Marlow Bottom, Middx, Mill End, Moor Park, Nascot Wood, North Harrow, North London, Northolt, Northwest London, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Oxhey, Pinkneys Green, Pinner, Radlett, Rayner's Lane, Reading, Redbourn, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, Sarratt, Slough, South Harrow, South Oxhey, South Ruislip, Stanmore, St. Albans, Stanmore, Stevenage, Sudbury, Temple, Tring, Uxbridge, Watford, Wealdstone, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, West Harrow, West London, Windsor. Contact us today for more information about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at our clinics in St. Albans, Herts., Pinner, Harrow, Middlesex and Marlow in Bucks.

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