So, it seemed like a good idea to start running again. When I say ‘running’ … I’ve been plodding for years, nothing major, just a few miles when I get the time, but I hadn’t managed to lace up the trainers yet in 2017. Continue reading “My first experience of acupuncture!”
The NCA’s in-house Nutrition Clinic offers fantastic support and personalised nutrition advice, for anyone looking to improve their diet and health. Check out this excellent testimonial we’ve just received from a client after their recent visits to see second year student, Marie Dawson:
Continue reading “‘I feel better than I have for a long time!’”
To get us all in the mood for Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 6th – 12th), we’ll be screening ‘9000 Needles’ on Saturday February 25th, 6.30pm in the basement teaching room at the NCA.
Continue reading “Movie Night!”
So you’re thinking about becoming an acupuncturist? Choosing to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is the beginning of a life changing journey but these changes below are perhaps not what you might be expecting! Hear more from NCA graduate Jo Curle, who now teaches ‘pulses and bodywork’ at the College.
The Human Colouring Book.
You may find family and friends begin to avoid you at gatherings, especially if they see you with a gel pen in your hand. At every possible opportunity you’ll be grabbing an arm or a leg, theirs or your own, and attempting to mark points and measurements on every piece of available skin. Prodding around tendons and bones to get your bearings to mark Lu9 just right … could become an obsession.
Continue reading “5 Ways Your Life Changes When You Become an Acupuncture Student…”
‘Tis the season to be jolly!’. The festive period may offer a chance to take a break and have more time to rest and relax. But it can also bring extra work, pressure and stress. Jane Nodder, Nutrition Practitioner and Course Director for our online MSc programmes, offers some timely reminders for staying healthy at this busy time of year.
Continue reading “Staying healthy over Christmas!”
On November 30 2016, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) updated its guidelines for the management and treatment of low back pain and sciatica, removing acupuncture as a recommended treatment.
Continue reading “Low back pain, sciatica and the new NICE guidelines”
On October 29th, at the National Centre for Early Music, the Northern College of Acupuncture held its twenty-fifth graduation ceremony!
A bright and sunny day saw students from our Acupuncture, Nutrition and Chinese Herbal Medicine courses celebrate their academic achievements with friends and family.
Continue reading “Graduation and beyond!”
Here at the College we are enthusiastic supporters of the Acupuncture Now Foundation. The ANF is dedicated to communicating the good news about all that acupuncture has to offer, and they have been particularly effective in countering misinformation spread by so-called ‘sceptics’, mounting detailed ripostes using the evidence base to show that acupuncture is clinically effective whilst avoiding the adverse effects of regular medication.
Continue reading “Getting to the point!”
With the daylight fast diminishing, it’s time to nourish our energy and immunity for the coming winter months. Include these top five foods on a regular basis to support your body through to Spring;
- Sun dried mushrooms: alongside oily fish and butter, sun dried mushrooms are one of the few good food sources of vitamin D. We need vitamin D for more than just bone health, it is vital for a healthy immune response, managing inflammation and to aid mood balance. Deficiency of this nutrient is widespread and difficult to correct through foods alone: the latest public health advice is for all adults to supplement with vitamin D during winter.
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The University of York has become the first university in the UK to appoint a ‘Professor of Acupuncture Research’ on its staff, after awarding the title to Dr Hugh MacPherson in recognition of his track record.
Continue reading “The UK’s first professor of acupuncture”