on Osteopathy, Acupuncture and other Health Related Topics
Kentish Express, Kent Business Section
Easing shoulders after a week at the wheel. "In our latest feature on owner-managers of the county's SMEs, Tenterden based osteopath Bill Ferguson explains why it pays to be a "perpetual student" and why boredom at work is as stressful as being hyper-busy"
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Osteopath eases the pains of business. Tenterden Osteopath Bill Ferguson got right to the point with an acupuncture presentation at Wealden Business Group's last meeting. He gave a demonstration of the medical treatment at >>> more
Stand up straight to stay fighting fit: From raised blood pressure to a bloated stomach, the surprising effects of bad posture
Acupuncture 'lessens pain in brain not body', scientists discover
Briefing: Acupuncture: Needle works
NHS guidelines published last week recommend that doctors offer patients suffering from back pain a 12-week course of acupuncture
Why your feet could be giving you back ache - and could cure it
Custom-made insoles worn in shoes to correct your gait (walking style) and support weakness in the foot are created using the latest Gaitscan computer scanning technology. Off-the-shelf orthotics can also help.
Complementary therapies for back pain should be on NHS, says NICE
Millions of patients with chronic back pain should be offered a choice of complementary therapies on the NHS despite conflicting evidence about their effectiveness, the health watchdog says today.
Do alternative treatments really work for back pain?
New NHS guidelines say people with low back pain should be offered alternative treatments including acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy.
Back sufferers to receive acupuncture on the NHS
By Dennis Campbell - Health Correspondent
Backache sufferers will receive spinal manipulation or acupuncture on the NHS
NHS to give back pain acupuncture
Patients with persistent low back pain should be offered acupuncture, massages or exercises on the NHS, says guidance. It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has explicitly backed the use of complementary therapies
Acupuncture needles can improve back pain - and so can tooth picks
Acupuncture can lead to lasting improvements for people with long-term low back pain
Scientists find acupuncture can help to relieve chronic pain
Using acupuncture to treat chronic back pain is more effective than standard treatments alone, a leading scientific study has found.
Is acupuncture just a placebo for headache?
Acupuncture can help prevent migraines and tension-type headaches
Acupuncture Recommended for Migraine and Headaches
By Nigel Praities
GPs should tackle migraines or chronic tension headaches by recommending a course of acupuncture to their patients.
Acupuncture Works for Headaches
Acupuncture is effective at preventing headaches.
What Treatments work for a Slipped Disc
A slipped disc can be very painful. It means one of the discs in your spine has been damaged and may be pressing on a nerve.
It's NOT all hokum: A new book reveals which herbal remedies work and which don't
Review of the Oxford Handbook Of Complementary Medicine by Edzard Ernst, professor of Complementary Medicine, et al
Osteoarthritis - acupuncture alleviates pain, particularly in knees
Acupuncture, massage and osteopathy (manual mobilisation and manipulation of soft tissue and joints) likely to be benefical for back pain
British Medical Journal
Prolonged conservative care versus early surgery in patients with sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation
Article by: Wilco C Peul, Wilbert B van den Hout, Ronald Brand, Ralph T W M Thomeer and Bart W Koes
Conclusion: Early surgery achieved more rapid relief of sciatica than conservative care, but outcomes were similar by one year and these did not change during the second year.
Pain lingers long after trauma
Most patients recovering from severe injuries are still in pain a year later
Response from the British Osteopathic Association to Today's Report highlighting that ill health costs the British economy around £103 billion
Proposal for a new Fit for Work service to provide access to specialists such as physiotherapists, osteopaths and counsellors for all employees in the early stages of sickness.
Course of acupuncture may raise success of IVF treatment by 65%
Article by Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor
Women who undergo IVF increase their chances of pregnancy if they are also treated with acupuncture, a new analysis suggests.
Acupuncture after IVF 'could boost pregnancy'
Article by Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Acupuncture could boost the chances of a woman becoming pregnant after IVF by more than half.
Acupuncture may help increase IVF success rates by 65%
Article by Sarah Boseley, Health Editor
Acupuncture can increase the chances of getting pregnant for women undergoing fertility treatment by 65%, a review of the evidence concludes today.
31 January 2008
Osteopathy Celebrates 10 Years Of Regulated Practice, UK
Osteopaths from around the world will gather today in London to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the UK Statutory Register for Osteopaths
GOsC Responds To Inaccurate Reports On National Healthcare Council, UK
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) has written to . . .
Laws to govern alternative medicine
Article by Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor
Aromatherapy, homoeopathy and other popular complementary therapies are to be regulated for the first time under a government-backed scheme to be established this year.
Goldfish promotional video promoting the benefits of Cranial Osteopathy for babies
Acupuncture best therapy for back pain
Article By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent
Acupuncture can provide significantly more relief from lower back pain than conventional therapies, scientists say.
cuts arthritis pain
By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor
Acupuncture can ease the pain and disability caused by arthritis, a study in Germany has indicated.