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Research in the field of acupuncture continues on a daily basis. With this research comes a growing body of evidence that helps support the efficacy of acupuncture and to quash past criticism of a lack of medical evidence to support it being an effective form of pain relief.

As a qualified practitioner of Western Acupuncture in London I keep abreast of the latest results from research studies into acupuncture. One such study * has shed light on the fact that acupuncture enhances peripheral blood flow. The study was designed to clarify the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts its effective actions.

During the study, the researchers measured the ability of acupuncture to induce “significant elevations in peripheral blood flow over the upper and lower limbs during and after acupuncture”. Based on their findings, they concluded that “the results of this study support the theory of Chinese medicine that acupuncture at Zusanli augments systemic gastrointestinal and circulatory functions.”

You can read more about the study and the conclusion of the researchers here.

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If you’re considering using Western Acupuncture due to a specific issue or concern you have, I would be happy to discuss your requirements with you and to advise you on the best course of treatment. Please feel free to send me a message or call me on 020 8815 0979.

*Reference:
Yang, Cheng-Chan, Wei-You Zhuang, and Hsien-Tsai Wu. “Assessment of the impact of acupuncture on peripheral blood flow with multi-channel photoplethysmography.” In Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1-2. IEEE, 2014.

Increasingly inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle are being described as “one of the biggest” challenges in health by experts.

On Your Feet Britain …

Get Britain Standing  is a campaign to grow awareness and education of the dangers of sedentary working and sitting more than 4 hours a day. This year it partnered with the British Heart Foundation charity to run a new event called On Your Feet Britain on 24th April. The event hoped to encourage workers to take the opportunity to stand and move around more. It is called on people to embrace ideas such as standing meeting or standing desks.

Some tips to unglue yourself from your desk

As a London osteopath with two busy osteopathy clinics in London W1 and London N2 & N10 I treat many patients who spend a significant amount of their working day glued to their desks.

If you are finding yourself glued to your desk then here are five simple tips that may help you break the habit of sitting for too long periods and to stand up and move around more:
• Eat lunch away from your desk
• Take a break every 30 minutes and stand up and get a drink of water
• Use the stairs instead of the lift
• Walk to a colleague’s desk instead of phoning or emailing
• Stand up when you are on the phone

Visit an experienced London Osteopath in W1 and N2 N10

If you are suffering pain or discomfort and you would like further information on how I may help you or to book an Osteopathy appointment at either of my osteopathy clinic in London W1 and London N2 N10 please feel free to send me a message or call me on 020 8815 0979.