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!”
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”