Posts from January 2013
Hypnotherapy for pain: What happens to the brain in hypnosis?
Posted on 27th Jan 2013
One of the more slippery aspects of investigating hypnosis has been teasing out what’s actually going on when people are hypnotised (being ‘hypnotised’ can be understood as simply participating in a process of suggestion using focus, attention and imagination).
Simple Questions: dialogues with modern acupuncturists
Posted on 23rd Jan 2013
This one’s more likely to interest acupuncturists rather than the patients that see them but I thought I’d highlight a brilliant website I found a while ago, ‘Simple Questions – dialogues with modern acupuncturists’. It’s a great resource of interviews with leading figures in the field of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and for the reason that it’s sleepily hidden in a corner of the internet I thought it deserved a mention for its treasures.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Tring: Recent media articles
Posted on 19th Jan 2013
A couple of blog posts ago I linked to Trevor Silvester’s short video explaining what Cognitive Hypnotherapy is all about. Here you can read a little more of Cognitive Hypnotherapy’s coverage in the media in this article which featured in The Guardian’s health and well-being section of Life & Style.
What is acupuncture like? Patient experiences & acupuncture awareness week
Posted on 16th Jan 2013
All sorts of people have acupuncture for a great many problems, and yet there are many misgivings about what acupuncture involves. In a recent survey The British Acupuncture Council discovered that 21 per cent of the British public thinks an acupuncturist’s needle is as large as the needle used for an injection – something which is fortunately not the case.
Research update from Acupuncture berkhamsted: Arthritis Research UK on acupuncture
Posted on 9th Jan 2013
In today’s BBC Health news section, the health editor comments on recent research looking at complementary approaches for musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis. According to the researchers, many complementary approaches showed little evidence in support of their use for this condition except acupuncture, and in addition, massage, tai chi and yoga.