“alternative therapy”

Oct
09

Getting Ready for Winter with Traditional Chinese Medicine

As autumn approaches, we’re excited to introduce you to a brand new therapeutic range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from specialists Fitoki. Whilst it’s tempting to pull on the heavy boots and jumpers and slump on the sofa with comforting snacks, keeping fit and healthy through the colder months isn’t as difficult as you might think […]

By 3B Scientific | Therapy . Uncategorized . Wellness
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May
28

Hay fever – Nothing to Sniff About

If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]

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Feb
13

Modern Training for Ancient Practice of Acupuncture

The ancient health technique of Acupuncture, thought to have originated in China as far back as 6000 BC, has now become a popular alternative therapy in the U.S.  Acupuncture has had an interesting history, being used widely in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia before spreading to other parts of the globe. It’s taken its fair share […]

By Joanna | Acupuncture
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Nov
05

How can Complementary Therapy Help Breast Cancer Patients?

Receiving treatment for Breast Cancer doesn’t end once the initial treatments and surgeries have been carried out.  Many patients receive additional medical therapies and drugs.  Unfortunately, drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene have side effects that include hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps and a small risk of uterine cancer, blood clots, stroke & liver […]

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May
28

Keeping Acupuncture Safe and Painless

When it comes to acupuncture, safety and the quality of the patient experience are paramount; one significant factor is the quality of the needles used, especially now that single-use disposable needles are the norm.

By Joanna | Acupuncture
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Group Acupuncture Offers Alternative to Knee Surgery

Severe knee pain caused by advancing osteoarthritis affects 1 in 5 Britons over the age of 50.  In Germany, during 2010, approximately 200,000 people were treated for osteoarthritis of the knee with a range of treatments that included strength training and sports physiotherapy in order to manage this extremely painful condition. Many of these patients […]

By Joanna | Acupuncture
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Kinect with Massage

Jason Stephens is clearly no ordinary massage therapist.  He's just come up with an innovative hack for Microsoft's Kinect that, combined with a projector, allows massage therapists to track the progress of their session. By using the Kinect's ability to judge depth of field and follow the massage therapist's hands, a 'flow field' image is […]

By 3B Scientific | Fitness . Health . Massage . Wellness
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Strange Tattoos Could Indicate Ancient Acupuncture

Just how old is the ancient Chinese therapy of acupuncture?  The remains of Mummies, found in Peru and in the mountains between Austria and Italy, give a clue as to how long this traditional medicine has been used. In Chiribaya Alta in southern Peru, a 1,000-year-old female Mummy has been discovered and she bears some […]

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