Allergies

Covid-19 – Keeping you safe when we go back to work.

Update from July 19th I’m delighted to say we are now able to treat all conditions as normal again.  I will continue to wear a mask and will continue to ask my clients to do the same if they are able.  I was going to delete the information below but feel I want to keep…

Covid-19 consent form

British Acupuncture Guidelines from 19th July 2021 With the removal of most restrictions from the 19th July we are able to treat all conditions and patients I am continuing to wear a mask and will encourage my patients to do the same if they are able.  Enhanced cleaning procedures will continue. Patients are asked to…

Acupuncture recommended for allergic rhinitis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology’s new Clinical Practice Guideline recommends acupuncture for patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) who are interested in non-pharmacological therapy (treatment without drugs). A Guideline Development Group (20 experts in otolaryngology, allergy, immunology, nursing, CAM and consumer advocacy) developed the recommendations based on supporting evidence (randomised controlled trials with limitations, observational studies…

10 reasons to drink green tea

When I started eating a paleo/primal diet, the hardest thing for me was giving up black tea with (skimmed) milk.  This great British staple is such a way of life for many of us that to even consider giving it up seems intolerable.  We have a cup of tea to get us going in the…

Acupuncture effective for allergic rhinitis?

A large German randomised controlled trial involving 5, 237 participants has compared the effectiveness of acupuncture in addition to routine care in allergic rhinitis patients to routine care alone.  This is a significant trial because there were a large number of subjects studied in the trial which makes it more reliable.  Randomised controlled trials are…