Chinese Herbal Medicine has arrived in Lincoln and North Hykeham!

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Eight Branches is delighted to announce that appointments  are now available for Herbal Medicine. As detailed in the previous post I’ve recently been studying hard to add a new dimension to Eight Branches Acupuncture  http://8branches.co.uk/chinese-herbal-medicine-coming-soon/ From 5th August 2019 you will be able to book an appointment for a herbal medicine consultation. Further information about Chinese herbal medicine, and how … Read More

Chinese Herbal Medicine coming soon …

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Lincoln and North Hykeham has a new Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner. As some of you will know over the last two years I’ve been studying hard at the Northern College of Acupuncture to obtain a MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Well, I’m delighted to say all the hard work has paid off and I am now a qualified herbalist! The … Read More

Seasons Greetings and Warm Wishes for 2019

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Eight Branches Acupuncture will re-open for appointments from 7th January.  I will still be available by email, so please do get in touch. Wishing you all the best for a peaceful Christmas, and into 2019.

A nice cup of chrysanthemum tea anyone?!

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There’s nothing more refreshing (in my opinion!) than a nice cup of tea, whether it be the good old traditional cuppa, or one of the many herbal varieties that are widely available these days.  However, one thing I did not know, until I embarked on my Chinese Herbal Medicine adventure, is that some of these lovely medicinal herbs can be … Read More

Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms

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Have you thought of trying acupuncture for relief of some of the symptoms of menopause?  Check out this British Acupuncture Council video for more information.  

Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance

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Traditional Chinese Medicine for Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance Well I’m just over two thirds of the way through the first year of my MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. As today is World Sleep Day 2018, I thought I’d share with you some interesting findings I discovered whilst researching for a recent assignment … Read More

Migraines, Chronic Tension Headaches and Acupuncture

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Is traditional acupuncture effective for chronic tension headaches and migraines? As countless traditional acupuncturists can testify, chronic tension headaches and migraines are two of the most common conditions seen in clinic. This is probably not surprising as the World Health Organisation cite headaches as being the most common neurological condition. Experience shows that in many cases acupuncture certainly can be … Read More

Getting to the Point of Traditional Acupuncture

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The British Acupuncture Council have produced a short video to briefly explain how acupuncture works, and the importance of choosing a qualified Traditional Acupuncturist for your treatment.  Well worth a watch.

Have you tried Moxibustion therapy yet?

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Moxibustion therapy

Here at Eight Branches Acupuncture Lincoln, moxibustion therapy is a treatment option occasionally used alongside traditional acupuncture. What is moxibustion therapy? In common with acupuncture, moxibustion has a history dating back thousands of years. It involves the burning of the herb, usually mugwort, and is known as moxa. A heat lamp can often provide a similar effect, although the benefit … Read More

Acupuncture Appointments – Frequently Asked Questions

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At my acupuncture  treatment room in Lincoln I frequently get asked about how to prepare for an appointment, what to expect from acupuncture, and if it hurts.  So, with this is mind, I thought it would be useful to write a handy guide to some of the most commonly raised questions.  You can find lots more information on the British … Read More