Posted on June 6, 2018
I was idly scanning the internet this weekend looking for some stats of people suffering with pain in the UK (um… nearly half of the population!) and stumbled across some great videos posted by British Gypsom. They’ve worked with a physio to create a series of exercises designed to help plasterers ease the various aches and pains they suffer with as a result of their jobs. That’s necks, shoulders, elbows, wrists, forearms and lower backs.
What a great idea!
So I started looking around a bit more and found some forums with loads of threads about people being stopped from doing their jobs because of pain and desperately looking for pain relief.
‘Go to your GP’
‘You’ll just have to rest it’
‘Take a holiday’
I hunted for what I was really looking for but couldn’t find it.
‘Have you tried acupuncture?’
Posted on May 11, 2018
If you’re thinking about booking in for an acupuncture treatment there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the most out of the experience.
ASK SILLY QUESTIONS
Trying something new for the first time can be daunting and you may have questions that you feel awkward about asking. Firstly – don’t worry about asking ‘silly’ questions! I for one welcome anyone’s questions about acupuncture as it gives me a chance to talk about my favourite subject. It’s easy as a practitioner to forget how much we know compared to our patient and we sometimes gloss over things that you need to know more about. So before you book in, have a think about what questions you have and ask them on the phone or during your initial consultation.
CHECK YOUR PRACTITIONER’S CREDENTIALS
Your first question should be whether your practitioner is a member of a regulatory body. The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) regulates the majority of acupuncturists in the UK and ensure that we are suitably trained, qualified, insured and that we keep our continuing professional development up to date. Acupuncturists should carry the logo on their website and you can check directly with the BAcC for registered practitioners in your area. If you are visiting someone who isn’t BAcC registered you should make sure that they are regulated by an organisation that is listed on the Public Standards Authority (PSA) register.
Once you’ve booked in it’s worth spending a bit of time thinking about where you are now and where you want to be following treatment…. Read More
Posted on February 27, 2014
Acupuncture is increasingly recognised as a treatment option for a wide range of conditions and many health professionals are happy to recommend acupuncture to their patients. Katy Bradshaw is able to treat whatever you need help with in her Brighton Acupuncture clinic.
If you would like to know more about a specific health concern then please contact me.
“I have crippling pain from severe arthritis in my hip which makes life with two small children difficult and distressing. Katy brought me so much pain relief and released my limbs so much the first time she ‘pinned me’ that I burst out crying. She keeps me moving and smiling. She is magic. And lovely” JH
“Katy was vital in keeping my morning sickness at bay when I was pregnant. I loved the fact that the treatments incorporated plenty of time to talk about how I was feeling, both physically and emotionally, as this allowed Katy to tailor what she was doing to meet those specific needs. I always left a treatment feeling much more relaxed and the use of acupuncture seemed to have a tangible impact on my nausea” SL
“Throughout our three courses of IVF Katy was an incredible support. She tailored our treatment according to our needs and we reaped the benefits; emotionally and physically. We are pleased to say we are now expecting our first baby and we can’t thank Katy enough for all the support she’s given us both. Fertility treatment is a roller coaster but Katy’s been with us every step of the way. She’s wonderfully caring, calming and reassuring and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others” CF & JF
“Just to say a big thank you for the way you helped me to get a good nights sleep” JW
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