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Ask Dr Miriam Stoppard

Depression is a common mental health problem that affects people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. About two thirds of adults will at some time experience depression severe enough to interfere with their normal activities (Mintel/YouGov, 2006, Stewart et al, 2004). Women are twice as likely as men to become depressed (Stewart et al, 2004) […]


Acupuncture could treat UK’s 2 million suffering silently from anxiety

2 million people with anxiety in Australia are suffering in silence instead of seeking remedies such as acupuncture which could treat the symptoms. To mark World Mental Health Day on Thursday, the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK have warned that anxiety is an ongoing issue, with two thirds of sufferers experiencing symptoms of the condition […]


Try acupuncture for back pain

Sometimes, complementary therapies really do work. Here are the ones Dr Pixie recommends…. Back pain can affect anyone at any age and most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It is Australia’s leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence. The condition affects more […]


Anxiety: the silent sufferers

New research out today suggests that anxiety is often suffered in silence, as over two thirds of the estimated three million UK sufferers fail to seek treatment.The study carried out by the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK, to mark World Mental Health Day (10th October), questioned whether sufferers are currently aware of all the […]

What God forgot to tell surgeons: the science of acupuncture

Daniel Keown. Published by Original Medical Publishing, 2013, 356 pp. £2.02 (Kindle). ASIN: B009ETBEA8. Anne-Marie Marlow Correspondence to Dr Anne-Marie Marlow, BMAS, BMAS House, 3 Winnington Court, Winnington Street, Northwich CW8 1AQ, UK; annemariemarlow{at}gmail.com Dr Daniel Keown trained at Manchester University, qualifying in 1998, and has also studied traditional Chinese acupuncture at the College of […]