Acupuncture

Duputyrens Contracture

Duputyrens Contracture

Why Can't I Straighten My Finger ? Duputyrens Contracture is often called the Viking disease as its very much related to North European heritage. Perhaps the incessant rowing over the hazardous North Sea and then clutching those heavy swords which they used with such...

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Sitting Comfortably

Sitting Comfortably

In the last blog I went through the cons of sitting too long and on the whole it didn't make comfortable reading. So much so that in the last week I am sure many of you have resorted to become like horses in a state of perpetual standing and only when exhaustion takes...

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The SacroIliac Joint. What can help?

The SacroIliac Joint. What can help?

The SacroIliac joint is the joint that attaches the spine via the Sacrum to the pelvis. It is a joint with cartilage much in the same way as the hip or knee. The Sacroiliac joint also demonstrates movement in all directions, and the Sacroiliac joint and its...

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Case of Knee Pain caused by Hip problem.

Case of Knee Pain caused by Hip problem.

In this blog I am highlighting an interesting case history of knee pain, caused by a hip problem. I have written on cartilage tears for knee pain before. I want to write about some interesting cases whose outcome may come as some surprise. Knee Pain I want to write...

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Paracetamol for Back Pain?

Paracetamol for Back Pain?

Does Paracetamol Help Back Pain Does Paracetamol Help Back Pain? As recently as 2014 with regard to paracetamol for back pain there was a paper in the lancet which suggested paracetamol for back pain was of almost no effect in the treatment of back pain. (The Lancet...

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Sciatica Can it be helped?

Sciatica Can it be helped?

SIGNS OF SCIATICA  It is not always a disc that can cause this disturbance as it can also be caused by restrictions in movement particularly in the foraminal space (which is the space between the vertebrae through which the nerve travels) where the nerve exits...

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Pinched Nerves

https://youtu.be/5iNzqS_TV7I Laurens Holve briefly describes trapped nerves and nerve Nerve pain is a very common form of pain and often results from disc problems, causing pain to radiate often from the neck and into the arm of if from the lower back travelling down...

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MIGRAINE HEADACHES

MIGRAINE HEADACHES

Migraine Headaches is a leading cause of lost work time and disability in the UK. It is more common in women at nearly 1 in 5 and 1 in 20 in men. In the UK some 10% of people use Acupuncture to treat their migraine, whilst in Germany it is the most common form of...

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Diziness and vertigo

Diziness and vertigo

Dizziness and vertigo are quite complex manifestations of a variety of possible conditions. I will try and explain in this blog the essential guide to what helps us maintain our balance: Essentially, there are three sources of sensory information that feed our brains....

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Can Tennis  elbow pain be improved?

Can Tennis elbow pain be improved?

                Tennis elbow refers to pain experienced on the outer side of the elbow and affects tendons that extend the wrist and can present between acute, onset and chronic. What are the causes?  It is caused by anything...

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The approach we take to treating sporting injuries

The approach we take to treating sporting injuries

It’s very common for people to get injured participating in sporting activities. For example, if you’re planning to run a marathon without proper training and stretching you’re almost bound to injure yourself. People who are not very active and take on a huge amount...

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