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Glimpse of the Experience

If you wanted to have a look at the clinic and find out where all there treatments takes place, please click on the on the image to watch on youtube. (if the picture link fails please click here)

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All Proceeds To Charity

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AKUEN Medical Therapies is Massaging for charity (MK melting pot) today. All proceeds to charity. Always good to give back to the community. If you know a charity that can benefit from free Chinese massage please forward and get in touch.  

The event was very successful and we managed to raise a lot of money through having the massage treatment at the event.

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Free Treatments for Charity (MK melting Pot)

It is always important to my business that i support the community of Milton Keynes as social issues affect everyone. Organization that support people who are less privilege/harder to reach provide an important service and are often a lifeline for communities.  As funding cuts happen across the public sector many small organizations struggles to run their services, let alone have the luxury of giving their staff incentives for their important work.  Also many of the services users of these organizations may suffer a degree of social issues and may never come across private treatments such as Chinese medicine and acupuncture.  I feel privileged to be able to support the MK community with my work and will continue to seek out other organization that can benefit from Chinese medical therapies.

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For the next 6 months i will be volunteer working with MK Melting Pot to provide there team and services users with Chinese therapeutic massage (tuina).   If you know a charity that would like to benefit from free Chinese massage treatments please get in touch.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatments Now Available

AKUEN Medical Therapies is proud to announce that from September 2014. Chinese Herbal Medicine treatments are now available.  As an introductory offer there will be a discount for herbal treatments priced at £30 for weekly treatment, until end of December 2014 (full price of £40 after promotion period end).
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All herbal treatments are custom made on the premises and tailored to the individuals specific needs, which be determined during a consultation.  This method ensures that all aliments presented can be uniquely supported to achieve a holistic treatment, rather than just targeting just one problem at a time. There are no herbal formulas made in advance and therefore all herbal prescriptions will be subjects to an overnight dispensary time.

Herbal Medicine is one of the main branches of Chinese therapies and is believed to significantly boost the therapeutic function of treatment from Traditional Chinese medicine.  Herbs are integral to a number of theories including the five elements, Yin and Yang balance, specific organ relationships, and thermal balances.  The function of herbal medicine can dissipate disharmony, dysfunction and stagnation to restore the body to its balanced state, effectively tackling the root of the complaint rather than just the symptoms.

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Summer Discount Promotion at The RANGE MK

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For the rest of the Summer (Until 21st September 2014) anyone who picks up one of my business cards from Home store: The RANGE (Milton Keynes branch) and presents it during their initial acupuncture/massage treatment, can claim a discount introductory offer for just £10(Acupuncture/massage combine) or £15(for massage only).

Consultation and treatment will last in total of 90  minutes (30mins consultation and 60mins treatment) Treatment session can be booked online via this website. (more…)

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Official Clinic Launch slideshow on Youtube

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Just uploaded some of the clinic launch photos up onto Youtube. It has been 8 months since the launch and life as a acupuncturist/TCM practitioner has been so fulfilling. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel as i shall be sharing a range of videos on that very soon. Thank you for all the support: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuzDTsNyGDby0CvX1hoxCFQ

#akuenmed #TCM #chinesemassage #acupuncture #mkacupuncture #miltonkeynesacupuncture #BACC #complementarytherapy

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Shen The British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2014

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To my colleagues of TCM and Acupuncture and anyone who is interested in this subject, just to let you know that the British Acupuncture Council are hosting their conference on September 26th-28th. Peter Deadmen are among some of the guests that will be running workshops. If anyone is going please drop me a line, as ill be going with a small group of MDXers. It will be great for those that need to build up those CPD hours.  For more information please click here of the picture above to go directly the events page

#BACC #CPD #acupuncture #TCM #AKUEN #Shen #AKUENmedicaltherapies #britishacupuncturecouncil

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Acupuncture for Acne

Article from EPOCH TIMES:

New research finds acupuncture an effective treatment for the treatment of acne. Investigators examined the effects of four facial acupuncture treatments on patients suffering from acne vulgaris. Following the treatment regime, the investigators measured significant reductions in acne papules and nodules. Additional objective measurements revealed reductions in local inflammation of the skin and tissues. A survey measured a subjective satisfaction scale from patients that showed improvements as well.

The clinical data showed improvements in acne. The researchers also sought to measure the safety of acupuncture along with effectiveness. The researchers documented that no serious treatment related adverse effects resulted from acupuncture treatment. As a result, the investigation team concluded that standardized facial acupuncture is both safe and effective  for the treatment of facial acne and its associated inflammatory conditions.

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Acupuncture Treatment for Insomnia

Photo: The Use of Traditional Acupuncture to help with InsomniaInsomnia is defined as a situation where there is an unsatisfactory quantity and/or quality of sleep that lasts a considerable period of time. This includes difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Medically, insomnia is addressed by encouraging  routines to cultivate good sleep patterns, such as maintenance of regular sleeping hours, and an environment which will encourage sleep. The National institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE) have also recommended the use of cognitive behavioural therapy in cases of persistent insomnia. There are pharmacological interventions available, but their long term use has been discouraged by the Joint Formulary Committee because of the dangers of dependence and other adverse effects on health.From a medical view point sleep for humans is characterised by reduced or absent consciousness, and is initialised by the increased secretion of melatonin, a substance produced by the body in response to changing levels of daylight, and which ‘tells’ the body to go into ‘sleep mode’. Sleep is a necessary function that enables the brain to ‘reboot’ itself after daytime activity, and allows the nervous system and other physical systems of the body to restore their optimum functioning. Traditional Chinese medicine understands sleep and sleep rhythms as part of the yin yang cycle which occurs over a 24 hour period; with the hours of daylight being the period where yang is more predominant than yin and the night time, the period where yin is more predominant.What evidence exists that traditional acupuncture can help with insomnia? The British Acupuncture Council has produced several research fact sheets which discuss the evidence available for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of many 'medical conditions', including insomnia. (http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/insomnia.html). Among the body of evidence to support the use of acupuncture to help insomnia include studies which demonstrated that acupuncture treatment helped increase the levels of nocturnal melatonin secretion, thereby enabling sleep, and reducing anxiety; and reducing sympathetic nervous system activity, and hence increasing relaxation.What actually is it about traditional acupuncture which makes it entirely different from what conventional medical professionals do? ‘Traditional’ means that the practitioner is trained to use an approach to diagnosis and treatment that has evolved over the past few thousand years in China, Japan and other countries of East Asia. It is an authentic medical tradition which explains how each person’s symptoms and signs can be interpreted to establish a diagnosis of the underlying imbalances in their overall patterns of health and well-being. Each and every piece of information is relevant to building up this picture, and that can include changes seen in the complexion, in body shape and movement, changes in the tongue and information gained from palpation of the pulse and the body as a whole. This is a very heuristic and patient-centered approach that leads to a formal diagnosis in the technical terms of traditional Chinese medicine.Once the practitioner has diagnosed the nature and cause of the imbalance a treatment plan will be devised which will be unique and specific to the patient. The treatment is then carried out by inserting ultra fine sterile disposable needles into selected acupuncture points on the body. Traditionally-trained acupuncturists may also use a heat treatment (moxabustion), cupping therapy or other forms of physical stimulation. Each year 2.3 million traditional acupuncture treatments are carried out in the UK, making this one of the most popular complementary therapies. People seek acupuncture for a variety of conditions, from chronic illness to part of a health maintenance regime. Acupuncture is a holistic treatment, and so seeks to look at the person as a whole. Any symptoms observed give clues to the internal environment of the body and will be observed together to make the diagnosis. Examples of the effects of insomnia and sleep deprivation in Chinese medicine can come from symptoms of yin deficiency, namely, mental restlessness, excessive thirst at night, an empty/fine rapid pulse, and a red tongue with no coat.Always use a qualified practitioner. The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), with around 3000 qualified members, represents the largest body of traditional acupuncturists in the UK and guarantees excellence in training, safe practice, professional conduct and continuing professional development.BAcC registered acupuncturists are trained in relevant aspects of Western medicine including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology and aetiology. In addition, all BAcC registered acupuncturists are trained to recognise in their patients warning signs known as ‘red flags’. Red flags may indicate the presence of a life-threatening condition and such patients are immediately referred on to other healthcare practitioners for tests and treatment where appropriate.To find a qualified acupuncturist or to ask a question about acupuncture please visit www.acupuncture.org.ukReferencesJoint Formulary Committee. British National Formulary. Edition 58. London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and British Medical Association, September 2009.National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence, 2004. Guidance on the use of zalepon, zolpidem and zopiclone for short-term management of insomnia [online]. Technology appraisal 77. Available: http://nicemedia/pdf/TA077fullguidance.pdfSpence et al. Acupuncture Increases Nocturnal Melatonin Secretion and Reduces Insomnia and Anxiety: A Preliminary Report. J Neuropsych Clin  Neurosciences 2004; 16: 19-28.Lee SY et al. Intradermal acupuncture on shen-men and nei-kuan acupoints improves insomnia. Am J Chin Med. 2009a; 37(6): 1013-21.World Health Organisation 2007. International Staistical Classification of Disease 10th Revision (ICD-10) [online]. Available http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/

Many of my clients have this problem as a secondary complaint when they come to see me. I would say from my experience that acupuncture/massage has been able to support and improve sleep quality of many of my clients.

The Use of Traditional Acupuncture to help with Insomnia (Article published by British Acupuncture Council)

 

Insomnia is defined as a situation where there is an unsatisfactory quantity and/or quality of sleep that lasts a considerable period of time. This includes difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Medically, insomnia is addressed by encouraging routines to cultivate good sleep patterns, such as maintenance of regular sleeping hours, and an environment which will encourage sleep. The National institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE) have also recommended the use of cognitive behavioural therapy in cases of persistent insomnia. There are pharmacological interventions available, but their long term use has been discouraged by the Joint Formulary Committee because of the dangers of dependence and other adverse effects on health.

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AKUEN Medical Therapies Supporting the Elderly

IMG_4976[1]AKUEN Medical Therapies has just expanded services to supporting the elderly residence of Willen retirement village. Willen retirement village is a place that supports elderly people with independent living. I am currently carrying out mobile services (treatment at the comfort of their home) and concession rates to a few of the residence in the village.

It is important aspect to me and my business that I support the community as much as I can, especially for groups of people that find it difficult seek optimal health.

I am always looking for more areas to support the community, so if anyone is aware of charities that can benefit from having treatment to either the service users or staff that provide support to them, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. Please find a link the specific section of my webpage: http://akuenmed.com/charity/

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