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.
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‘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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hi, I’m Phil Montgomery – the College’s Business Stream Leader.
Two years ago I travelled to India to work as a volunteer acupuncturist in the area of Chaparda, Junagadh in Gujarat. Here with a team of three other volunteers we treated hundreds of patients from the rural communities where there are no medical facilities.
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Autumnal greetings from the clinic reception. I’m Adele, and many of you will be familiar with my face as I have worked at the NCA for over four years now.
What I love most about my job is meeting and greeting clients, and students – existing and new. I also love that everything we do here is for the benefit of clients and students, and that we’re always working towards giving the best outcome possible.
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Hello! John here – welcome to my first blog for the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA). For those of you that don’t know me – which will be pretty much all of you! – I’ll be looking after the College’s marketing desk while Denise Magson – who I’m sure you do all know! – takes a well-earned sabbatical.
So, a little bit about me … my background is pretty varied (although maybe not as exciting as I’d like it to be!) and includes stints in the voluntary and community sector; community education and, for a number of years, I’ve also been involved in professional boxing PR.
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