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Richard Halvorsen - Acupuncture

Western and Chinese acupuncture

by Richard Halvorsen

There are two fundamentally different approaches to acupuncture. Acupuncture as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an ancient system of medicine originating in the East two thousand years ago. This is based on the belief that energy (or Qi, pronounced ‘chee’) flows throughout the body along Read More

Richard Halvorsen - Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Lower Back Pain

by Richard Halvorsen

Low back pain is extremely common, affecting 9 out of every 10 of us at some stage in our lives. Back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of days lost at work. Acupuncture is widely used to treat low back pain and a recent systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration, Read More

Richard Halvorsen - Acupuncture

Acupuncture Can Help You to Stop Smoking

by Richard Halvorsen

The New Year is a time for resolutions. Maybe, for you, one is to stop smoking. This is probably one of the most common New Year’s resolutions and yet it is also, sadly, one of the most difficult to achieve. There are many good reasons to try to quit. Smoking is a serious cause of Read More

Richard Halvorsen - Acupuncture

Treating Neck Pain With Acupuncture

by Richard Halvorsen

Acupuncture is a very effective and successful way of treating neck pain. Whether your symptoms are caused by sitting in the same position for many hours a day or a sudden injury, acupuncture can be used to ease the pain. What Acupuncture Involves If you choose to go for this treatment, your acupuncturist will initially Read More

Richard Halvorsen - Acupuncture

Neck Pain and Acupuncture

by Richard Halvorsen

I see many patients with neck pain at the Broadgate Spine & Joint Clinic and have found this condition to be one of the most rewarding and successful to treat with acupuncture. I initially make a medical assessment in the traditional way by taking a history and making an examination. I will then decide if Read More

Richard Halvorsen - Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Migraines

by Richard Halvorsen

Acupuncture is more effective than medication at preventing migraines A new study shows that acupuncture treatment is more effective at preventing migraines than the drug topiramate, which is generally considered to be an effective treatment for the prevention of migraine.[1] 66 patients suffering from chronic migraine were randomised to receive either acupuncture (twice weekly for 12 Read More

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