We believe that the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) is a fantastic place to study, but don’t just take our word for it. Here at the NCA, we are ecstatic that in the recent National Student Survey (NSS), our students have voted us as one of the UK’s best Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to study.
Everyone looks forward to the summer – unless they suffer from hay fever! While most people are imagining months of warm, sunny days – others are dreading the onset of itchy eyes, a runny nose, and checking the pollen count daily.
1: Archaeological evidence shows that the first acupuncture needles were made of stone, while in the coastal areas of China, fish and animal bones were used. Due to the crudeness of the ‘needles’, treatments usually consisted of, thankfully, only one needle! Copper was used for the first metal acupuncture needles, followed by iron, gold and silver up to the stainless steel disposable needles used today.
In a new review of acupuncture research, Australian researchers have found that the quality of evidence and the number of conditions for which acupuncture has been shown to be effective has increased significantly since the last major review published by the US Veterans Affairs Department in 2014.