The Pain Relief Clinic News Page

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In the Studio with BBC Radio Suffolk

Acupuncture Awareness Week is a great opportunity to dispel the myths about acupuncture so thanks to James Hazell for giving us the opportunity. Sadly I didn’t get the chance to needle James but I showed him a hypodermic and an acupuncture needle so he could see the

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Pain LESS?

One of the challenges in being an acupuncturist is helping people in chronic and severe pain. When I was in London last week I popped into the Science Museum as they are running an exhibition called Pain Less. This exhibition looked at some areas of research that

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The Brain in Balance

I find endlessly fascinating as an acupuncturist to see how treatment creates change inside a patient’s body and their mind. My observations and patient’s own experiences suggest that acupuncture brings them back to a point of equilibrium…less pain and a calmer state of mind. As part of

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Alphastim helps with Discectomy Pain

Philippa had two discetomies over a period of four years to try and stop her disc pressing down on her sciatic nerve as it was constantly causing her pain. Two years after that she had a spinal fusion but her pain still didn’t stop. Her Doctor’s told

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Health Care plan for West Suffolk

The GP’s in West Suffolk continue to show an outstanding commitment to getting the community involved in giving feedback on their health care plans, once they take over the purse strings in April. You can download their “plan on a page” below…make sure you have your glasses

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Lower levels of inflammation

This is my overview of the science presented in the ‘Fast Diet: The secret of intermittent fasting’. This book has been written based on the Horizon programme on Fasting shown on the BBC last August. There are several reasons why it has grabbed my interest so firmly

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The Fast Diet…did it work?

I don’t know if you saw the Horizon Programme broadcast last year, ‘Eat, Fast, Live Longer’, but it seems to have created a big wave of interest in using Intermittent Fasting as a way of improving your health and losing weight. One of my patients suggested that

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ITV’s Dr Chris Steele back pain sorted!

Dr Chris Steele realised he was getting to that age where osteoarthritis can start affecting your joints and in his case, it was affecting the vertebrae in his lower back. Any movement was difficult, but particularly bending over to get socks or shoes on or leaning forward

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