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Statutory regulation for Acupuncture

The BAcC is calling for statutory regulation of the acupuncture profession in the UK, in line with other countries around the world. We are pleased that in 2011 the Secretary of State for Health described acupuncture as offering 'robust self-regulation', but we wish to ensure that acupuncture enjoys similar opportunities to statutorily regulated providers. To find out more viit

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Acupuncture theory has much to say about the seasons and the effect of seasons on our health.  We are currently moving towards spring, after quite a long and at times hard winter.  Do you feel that winter has had an affect on your health? 
Winter is a time for withdrawal, and the cold makes us go inwards and contract. This has an impact on how we feel, how much we do (generally less), what we eat (generally more) and how we feel. our bodies will also contract with the cold, muscle achesa nd pains are very common this time of year.

As we move towards spring we become more outward, the energy now is said to be yang, meaning in this context upward, outward and active.  Look at what is happeneing in gardens around you, bulbs coming out and flowering, birds getting active and lambs appearing in the fields.  It is a time for new growth, activity, procreation and putting ourselves out there in the world!

Is that how you feel in spring?  It can be difficult to adjust to a new type of energy, particulary when the weather can be so changeable.  common complaints at this time of year are things like sciatica, migraine, virus infections, poor sleep and low energy.

So to respond to the seasonal change, take it easy don't push yourself.  Enjoy the change, lighter evenings, bird song and the chance to get out and about. 

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New East Linton Clinic

Julia will be opening a new clinic at her home in East Linton from February 2011. If you would like to know more please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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