Raynaud’s and Acupuncture

I developed a condition called ‘Raynaud’s’ at some point in the last few years. Recollection of its onset is blurred, as the symptoms I suffer with are ‘just’ cold hands. Occasionally my feet would have similar and debilitating symptoms, but not that often. These days I have to be completely aware of how warm my whole body is, and especially my hands are, even in a central-heated warm house. I hug hot drink mugs. I volunteer eagerly to wash the pots so my hands are immersed in hot water. I go outside with at least two pairs of gloves most … Continue reading

Acupuncture in Physiotherapy

Recently I had the opportunity to go on a Continual Professional Development course for Acupuncture in Physiotherapy. It was the first of a two weekend course run by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists as a foundation into the principles of both Western and Eastern acupuncture, and how they can be integrated into general practice. It may seem odd that I went on this course, despite offering dry needling as a therapy for the past couple of years. Although I went on a dry needling course three years ago, and I was quite happy with my technique and results, when I trained, … Continue reading