gardening injuries
Gardening Injuries

by Claire Short on April 20, 2023 in Acupuncture

Isn’t it true that the more you garden the more you discover it’s not the slow, ponderous activity non-gardeners think it is. The main problem with gardening is that you don’t realise until it’s too late just how much you’ve hurt yourself. • Leaning over weeds for half an hour and bending over the potting […]

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Gua Sha

by Claire Short on March 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

Gua Sha involves scraping the skin with a special tool.  Sounds weird?  It’s actually really nice! The technique is used by Sharon, our acupuncturist, to increase blood flow to the area being stroked.  The technique comes from Japan and is normally used with massage oil. After the area is stroked the skin can look bruised, […]

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Feeling Fine

by Claire Short on March 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

We want you to leave the clinic feeling fine.  Actually, we’d like you to leave feeling Wow, but sometimes that takes longer.  Our first aim is that you feel fine. Why the distinction?  Well, we can’t always make the pain disappear in one session, but in order to make you feel ‘fine’ we will: give […]

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by Claire Short on March 1, 2021 in Uncategorized

Have you been told to do exercises?  Do you do them?  Are we nuts to ask that question?! Some years ago Claire and Steven organised for an internationally famous osteopath to come to Knuston Hall to teach us that stretching doesn’t work!   I’m not going to go into the theory about why it doesn’t work, […]

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by Claire Short on March 1, 2021 in Acupuncture

If you’ve not seen the photos of Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Phelps with their cupping marks you need to see them.  They look like they’ve been kissed by an octopus! Sharon, our acupuncturist, uses this type of cupping, but she also uses a technique that focusses on the fascia of the area, which involves dragging […]

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Back Pain

by Claire Short on February 23, 2021 in Acupuncture

Osteopaths are best known for their treatment of back pain (though we do also do heads, shoulders, knees and toes – seriously!) So what causes back pain? There isn’t a quick answer to this question.  Many problems, pathologies and injuries can cause your back pain.  These include: Disc problems Wear and tear Fractures Gynae problems […]

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by Claire Short on July 27, 2017 in Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a weird one, isn’t it.  Who on Earth came up with the idea of poking pins into someone to help them feel better?  But it works and there’s research to prove it. And it’s not just for pain relief. The theory is that acupuncture improves your mental health and at the same time […]

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