Acupuncture for M.E. and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This week (6-12 May) is M.E. Awareness Week.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a chronic, fluctuating illness affecting 250,000 people in the UK. It may be diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). M.E. symptoms may include persistent exhaustion, muscle and/or joint pain, sleep disturbance, feeling ’flu-like and having problems with memory and concentration.

Acupuncture can help with many of the symptoms of ME or CFS. It can boost energy as well as helping with specific symptoms such as muscle stiffness, insomnia, temperature control, headaches and anxiety

There is further information on how acupuncture can help on various M.E. or CFS support websites such as Beat CFS or Action for ME. The British Acupuncture Council fact sheet gives information on how acupuncture can help as well as providing the evidence

If you would like to find out more please call me for a chat

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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Acupuncture and Depression

This week is Depression Awareness Week 2012

This is a great opportunity to explore how depression can be helped by acupuncture treatment. The British Acupuncture Council has published a factsheet with information and evidence.

Just last year new research came out showing that acupuncture is “safe, well-tolerated and effective” for patients suffering from depression

From my experience of treating people with depression, acupuncture can improve sleep, increase energy, as well as enabling them to feel more positive and more able to deal with what each day throws at them.

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol 

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16-22 April 2012 is Parkinson’s Awareness Week

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/support-us/parkinsons-awareness-week.aspx

One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in theUK.
Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too. One in 20 is under the age of 40.
The main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement.
As well as affecting movement, people with Parkinson’s can find that other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and constipation, can have an impact on their day-to-day lives.
There’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s but the symptoms, as they progress are controlled with medication and other therapies. Although there are not many studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture for the relief of parkinsons symptoms, anecdotal evidence suggests many people experience significant relief (see details on forums: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/pdsforum/posts.aspx?forum=treatments&topic=acupunctu-1)

The British Acupuncture council also gives further information on how acupuncture may be beneficial and where to access research on the subject: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1780:what-about-parkinsons-disease-?&Itemid=461

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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April is IBS Awareness Month

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a disorder in which a person experiences chronic, recurrent bowel problems and abdominal pain. If IBS is not managed, this disorder can be disruptive to all aspects of a persons life, affecting a person physically and emotionally.

Research has shown that acupuncture treatment may benefit IBS in a number of ways. For information please see the The British Acupuncture Council’s fact sheet.

If IBS is affecting your life and you are interested in how acupuncture can help, please give me a call to find out more.

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol, 07834 160906

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New Clinic at Hengrove Leisure Park

From 17 April I will be working from the Healthy Living Zone at the brand new Hengrove Park Leisure Centre every Tuesday morning.

The Healthy Living Zone is a pioneering service direct to the public. Guidance, advice, support and treatment within five treatment rooms and a large multi purpose kitchen, covers issues related to healthy lifestyle options and health and well-being.

I am looking forward to being able to provide quality acupuncture treatment to the South Bristol community

 

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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Endometriosis Awareness Week 2-8 March 2012

This week is Endometriosis Awareness Week. 1 in 10 women of reproductive age across the UK have endometriosis, a gynaecological condition that leads to severe pain and many other symptoms.

Acupuncture can help reduce the pain associated with endometriosis (http://www.womens-health.co.uk/endo7.html). Please contact me to find out more information.

 

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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Acupuncture Awareness Week 27 February – 4 March 2012

This week is the first ever Acupuncture Awareness Week in the UK. Please see the acupuncture awareness week website for more information: http://www.introducingacupuncture.co.uk/

To commemorate the week I held a successful drop-in clinic on Tuesday 28 Feb at The Healing Rooms for people to ask any questions and find out more about acupuncture. However, finding out more should not just be limited to Acupuncture Awareness Week. If you have any questions about acupuncture please feel free to get in contact with me.

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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New Clinic

From 8 March I will be working on Thursday afternoons at the Cairns Clinic on Cairns Road in Bristol: http://www.cairnsclinic.co.uk/.

Cairns Clinic is a beautifully calm space with a warm atmosphere. It also has great access being on the ground floor. I’m very much looking forward to working there.

Of course I will still be at The Healing Rooms on Gloucester Road as well as this. Please see my Clinics and Prices page for full details.

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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New research shows acupuncture stops indigestion

Research concludes that acupuncture more successful than sham acupuncture in treating functional dyspepsia (indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating, an uncomfortable sensation of heaviness or fullness after eating, nausea, belching and heartburn):

http://www.healthcmi.com/index.php/acupuncturist-news-online/488-acupunctureceusstopsindigestion

 

Eleanor Breen acupuncture, Bristol

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Benefits of acupuncture for insomnia discussed on BBC Breakfast News

British Acupuncture Council Member Maureen Cromey on BBC Breakfast talking about using acupuncture to treat insomnia. She is joined by Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqlgDQgLUgI&feature=youtu.be

Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol

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