Update : 24th Sept
1) Clinic times have just changed: From Oct 6th every Tuesday 2pm – 7pm
We’ve received an update from Fleur Clackson about a local multi-bed acupuncture clinic, where 3rd-year students, supervised by very experienced acupuncturists, administer treatments.
The clinic is keen to let local residents know of their existence (located in Old Street, 3 minutes from the station) and the very reasonably priced treatments the teaching clinic offers (just £15 or £10 if patients are OAP, receiving benefits, or are students).
They have been seeing all sorts of conditions but have noticed a prevalence of anxiety – something which acupuncture has been shown to help with.
(See the attached pdf from the British Acupuncture Council by whom they are regulated.)
And a little background reading…
Traditional medicine (TM) holds great potential to improve people’s health and wellness. It is an important, yet often underestimated, part of health care. TM is found in almost every country in the world and the demand for its services is increasing every day. TM can contribute to addressing a number of global health challenges of the 21st Century, in particular in the area of chronic, non-communicable diseases and population aging.
TM is often seen as more accessible, more affordable, and more acceptable to people and can therefore also represent a tool to help achieve universal health coverage. It is commonly used in large parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. For many millions of people, often living in rural areas within developing countries, herbal medicines, traditional treatments, and traditional practitioners are the main—and sometimes the only—source of health care. The affordability of most traditional medicines makes them all the more attractive at a time of soaring health care costs and widespread austerity.