What's The Point? Yintang

𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩? Do you know what my favourite acupuncture point is? Its Yintang . I use this point a lot in my clinic because of its benefits in calming the mind and reducing stress, anxiety, headaches and insomnia. Yintang is an acupuncture point between your eyebrows. This is just one of many acupuncture points located on your body, identified variously as the Hall of Impression, Extra-1, and EX-HN3. Did you know that in some cultures, this point i...

Can Acupuncture help Improve Fertility for polycystic ovary syndrome?

Can Acupuncture help Improve Fertility for PCOS? Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Acupuncture has been gaining acceptance among therapists and gynaecologists as a treatment for fertility. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on your body (acupoints) to help alleviate pain, unblock energy, and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, thereby restoring balance to the body and boosting fertility in the process. Weekly acupuncture treatments are needed, and research shows it can help improve ovulation for women with PCOS, improve BMI, reduce LH, estradiol and testosterone levels, increase ovulation reaction and effectively shorten menstrual cycles in wo...

Deanna Thomas - Up & Coming Acupuncturist of The Year 2022

I have some fantastic news to share with you. Yesterday I received an email from The Awards Team at Global Health & Pharma to advise me that I had been nominated for an award and will be awarded for: Up & Coming Acupuncturist of the Year 2022 (UK): Deanna Thomas It's a fantastic achievement to be recognised for my work, and I feel grateful to my clients who have supported me and nominated me for this award.  

Suffering from Hayfever? Acupuncture can help!

With pollen count high at the moment, many people will find themselves suffering from Hayfever symptoms, making them feel miserable - and Acupuncture can offer natural and effective relief. It's estimated that Hayfever affects 25% per cent of the UK's population, and there's little support that the NHS can offer. Common symptoms of hayfever can include: Sneezing Headaches Watering eyes Itchy, red eyes Gritty feeling in the eyes Blocked nose Loss of smell or taste Blocked sinuses (sinusitis) Runny nose Disturbed sleep Itchy ears Hayfever symptoms can get worse and may lead to coughing, asthma, wheezing, stress, lack of sleep, and fatigue.  Hayfever is a reaction ...

Quitting Smoking with Acupuncture

𝒜𝒸𝓊𝓅𝓊𝓃𝒸𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒮𝓂𝑜𝓀𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒞𝑒𝓈𝓈𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 If you are looking to stop the habit of smoking, then acupuncture can help and support you through reducing your smoking & quitting altogether.  When it comes to helping smokers quit, pressure points in the ears are especially effective in suppressing cravings. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association even has an entire protocol around this set of ear suppression points to combat addiction. Between acupuncture treatments, you can also use ear seeds at home — whi...

How Acupuncture can help you improve your Health & Wellbeing

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is a whole health care system including herbal remedies, cupping, and nutrition, which have all been used for thousands of years. The basis of TCM is the idea of qi, the body’s vital energy. TCM treatments at my wellbeing clinic promote the movement of qi throughout your body to help bring balance back to your bo...

"If something won't matter in 5 years, don't waste more than 5 minutes worrying about it now."

"If something won't matter in 5 years, don't waste more than 5 minutes worrying about it now." I know it might sound simple, but it's one of those phrases that has resonated with me.  Many of us are worriers; we can't help it! It's amazing how worked up we can get over something JUST IN OUR HEADS — potentially something that might not even happen in our real lives. All that thinking and worrying, and stressing takes time and energy away from other activities we could be (and probably should be) doing instead. And when we neglect the things we should be doing, we feel more stressed because we're behind, and start to worry about how we will find the time to do everything we need to do.  It's a vicious cycle that's not necessarily su...

Acupuncture as a HRT Replacement

The media are talking about all the HRT Shortages and how that's having a significant effect on women struggling to find relief from menopausal symptoms.  Typically the symptoms of menopause will be treated using Hormone Replacement Therapy which is thought to ease hot flushes...

Can Acupuncture help Back Pain?

As a traditional Acupuncturist, one of the many conditions I treat in my wellbeing clinic is back pain. Back pain is a very common condition, and it's thought that nearly two out of three of us have pain in the lower back at some time in our lives.  The cause isn't normally serious, and most of the time, the pain improves within four to six weeks. But for some people, it can continue for months or even years. Back pain can be...