Jamie Gisby

Persistent Pain Booklet

Where Does it Hurt? When we are pain we tend to think we know what is hurting.  We twist our ankle, our ankle hurts.  We say, ‘my ankle hurts’.  It’s probably fair to say, yes, the ankle hurts.  But what about chronic or persistent pain?  What if you tweak your back and 3 months later Continue reading »

Optimizing Female Fertility

Patient’s Factsheet – optimizing women’s fertility. Weight Ideally, aim to keep your weight between a BMI of 19 and 24 kg/m2 because a BMI outside these limits has been linked to subfertility, poor IVF outcomes, and miscarriages. If you need to lose weight regular exercise (minimum 30 min of moderately intense exercise at least three Continue reading »

Acupuncture halts cluster headaches

A small Italian is the first to suggest that acupuncture can interrupt cluster headaches. Cluster headaches are excruciating attacks of pain in one side of the head, often felt behind the eye.  Sufferers often call them ‘suicidal headaches’ because they’re so severe. Study design and protocol. Four patients with cluster headaches were treated with acupuncture Continue reading »

Acupuncture improves menopause symptoms.

Taiwanese researchers have conducted a meta-analysis and concluded that acupuncture improves menopause symptoms. Effects of acupuncture on menopause -related symptoms and quality of life in women on natural menopause. The researchers conducted a meta-analysis  to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on hot flash frequency and severity, menopause-related symptoms, and quality of life in women in Continue reading »