Author: jamie

Acupuncture Safety

Acupuncture has a very good safety record and this is reflected in low insurance costs. The cost of insuring yourself to practice acupuncture in the UK is about £150 a year and this is the same whether you have a certificate from a five-year degree course, a one-year part-time course Read More …

Cosmetic Acupuncture Day

A quick reminder to anyone considering our Cosmetic Acupuncture Day that we will be running again on 8th August in Bath. This is open to acupuncture students and practitioners who wish to add this extra skill to their repertoire. Theory: How Cosmetic Acupuncture forms part of your practice and draws Read More …

How Special is Water?

Water is very special and in fact, its hard to overemphasise how special it is. Without water, there would be no life because life was born out of water and water forms the matrix to sustain life. Our body contains more water than anything else and this is why everyone Read More …

Is Acupuncture-Homeopathy-Placebo?

Some people say acupuncture is a placebo but actually placebo is part of almost every kind of medical or therapeutic treatment dynamic. So we know it is an important factor for effective acupuncture just as we know it is important in a GP’s surgery or hospital. Although I would contend Read More …

Heart-Math

There is a saying from one of classic Chinese Medicine texts “all pain comes from the heart” and this probably alludes to the fact that the heart as “supreme controller” reaches everywhere within our lives. Since from a CM perspective the spirit resides in the heart it is from there Read More …

The Problem with Acupuncture Research

Quite a lot of research has been done into acupuncture and it has concluded that it works. But of course this is something patients and practitioners could have told the researchers before they started. There has also been research into particular areas and protocols like the Paulus protocol[1] for fertility Read More …

How long to study acupuncture?

Why does it take 3 years and £30k to study acupuncture Acupuncture courses have always been 3 years in length since I first became aware of them 30 years ago. I don’t know exactly who made the original decision that they should be or exactly why. But I would assume Read More …