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.
Continue reading “10 Unusual Things You Might Not Know About Acupuncture…”
As well as being a small, friendly college with a first-class reputation for its courses – there are many reasons people choose to study and train at the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA).
Continue reading “Nurse Amanda doesn’t look back after becoming an acupuncturist”
Of course, at the NCA we don’t just produce top class acupuncturists!
Continue reading “NCA graduate Ali turns hobby into a career!”
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.
Continue reading “The Acupuncture Evidence Project: New review finds mounting evidence”
It’s always lovely to hear from old friends, especially when they are doing well! So, it was fantastic to catch up with Annabel Tindale recently (watch our video with Annabel).
Continue reading “‘Being an acupuncturist is the best decision I’ve made!’”
The NCA have had some fantastic exposure during Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 6-12th).
Continue reading “NCA hit the airwaves!”
A huge thank-you to everybody that came along to our screening of ‘9000 Needles’ on Saturday February 25th – ahead of Acupuncture Awareness Week, which is from March 6 – 12th.
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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!”