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Times Newspaper Extract

Don’t give paracetamol to chronic pain patients, doctors told

Extract from Times article Tuesday 4th August 2020

“Doctors have been told not to prescribe drugs including paracetamol and ibuprofen to millions of chronic pain sufferers because they can do more harm than good.

There is “little or no evidence” that the painkillers make any difference to the quality of life or psychological distress of the patients, according to draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).
More than 20 million people in Britain are thought to suffer from chronic pain, which is defined as lasting or recurring for more than three months.
The guidance from Nice, which advises the NHS on treatments, follows clinical trials that used a range of drugs, from paracetamol to ketamine, to manage chronic pain. Nice pointed to evidence that painkillers can cause harm, including addiction, and advised GPs to prescribe alternative treatments, such as acupuncture and exercise.
The warning does not include taking paracetamol, ibuprofen or other painkillers for targeted relief of recognised pain, injury or to reduce inflammation.
The draft document has been put to public consultation until September 14 and the final guidelines are expected to be delivered by an independent committee early next year.”

Our clinic is RE-OPEN for Acupuncture & Wellbeing services with immediate effect

Following the Scottish Government COVID easements I am delighted to advise that my Acupuncture clinic has re-opened from the 22nd July. I have implemented additional safety precautions in the clinic in line with Government/ British Acupuncture Council guidelines. This includes spacing between appointments, the use of PPE, additional cleaning after each patient. I am looking forward to working with existing and new clients. Please get in touch if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment.

Coronavirus

In the current climate, I have spent considerable time thinking about my clinic and whether I should continue to operate at this difficult time.

Although I have introduced many additional measures to ensure the highest standard of hygiene as per Gov.co.uk and the British Acupuncture Council the majority of my treatments involve close contact. With the current Government advice regards “Social Distancing” I feel I have a duty of care to clients and have therefore decided to temporarily close the clinic from Thursday 19th March 2020 until further notice.

Virtual Therapies

 Virtual Therapies Having temporarily “closed the doors” on my clinic on 19th March due to the nature of my job working in close proximity with clients and the Governments advice on Social distancing regarding Coronavirus pandemic. I have been considering how I could...

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Elaine Collins Acupuncture & Wellbeing blog

Here you will find Elaine’s thoughts on the practice of acupuncture forms and PSYCH-K®, as well as advice on a variety of alternative health subjects. In these articles, we hope to give you the tools to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Elaine will be using her...

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Hay Fever – How Acupuncture Can Help

Spring, Summer and Hay Fever Hello Sunshine and Spring The blue skies and sunshine really do lift the spirits. After a particularly long Scottish winter, it is beautiful seeing the plants, flower and trees blossom. As a consequence of the long winter, I believe...

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PSYCH-K

I usually begin the start of a New Year by reviewing my previous year. This year I started on reflecting on my life and both my personal and business success and accomplishments. As a result of a change in career in 2000 from working in the civil service to...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year and have an amazing 2017 I wish you an amazing 2017. On Hogmany I spent some time reflecting on my year in 2016. I feel very blessed and following during my time of reflection and since I have had a big cheesy smile on my face....I am blessed to have...

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Acupuncture Awareness Week: 7th-13th March 2016

Welcome to Acupuncture Awareness Week [ AWW ] This year is the fifth year of Acupuncture Awareness Week, it is supported by the British Acupuncture Council, and is taking place from the 7 - 13 March 2016. During the week I’m aiming to raise awareness and understanding...

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Winner Of the Lucky Red Envelope

Congratulations to Frances Donaldson from Erskine for winning the Chinese New Year Lucky draw. She has won a heavenly relaxing Facial massage incorporating a blend of massage techniques, Acupressure, Metamorphic Technique and finishing with a Jade Roller. Now before...

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Welcome to my first Blog on my new website and “Gong Xi Fa Cai” - Happy New Year Did you know? The Chinese New Year begins on 8th February 2016 and ends on 27th January 2017. China celebrate the new Year for 15 days beginning on the 8th February. The celebrations...

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