Sean Heneghan BSc Hons, LicAc, MBAcC, HPD, DipCHyp

Counsellor, Acupuncturist
& Cognitive Hypnotherapist

With extensive training and a range of
therapeutic experience, I can help
people with a range of physical and
emotional problems.

Acupuncture Posts

Acupuncture for chronic pain: What does the National Institute for Health Research say

Posted on 15th Nov 2017

The National Institute for Health research has just produced a video on acupuncture for pain. The video details their conclusions of recent research into acupuncture for headache, acupuncture for knee arthritis and acupuncture for muscular skeletal conditions, click here to see the video

Acupuncture for pain: Professor of anaesthesiology’s recent talk on the use of acupuncture for pain

Posted on 3rd Nov 2017

Berkhamsted acupuncture practitioner Sean Heneghan links to recent research into acupuncture for pain

How safe is acupuncture? Recent news from Berkhamsted acupuncturist Sean Heneghan

Posted on 22nd Oct 2017

Berkhamsted acupuncture practitioner Sean Heneghan links to information from The British Acupuncture Council about the safety of acupuncture as a health treatment. According to them, acupuncture is one of the safest treatments conventional or complementary in the UK today.

Berkhamsted acupuncture: Acupuncture for low back pain - American College of Physicians now recommends acupuncture

Posted on 21st Oct 2017

Low back pain is so common that many people have questions about whether acupuncture is a useful treatment for the problem. Here you can find recent links to The British Acupuncture Council's factsheet on acupuncture for lower back pain and news that the American College of Physicians now endorse acupuncture for this specific problem.

Berkhamsted acupuncture: Arthritis UK page on Acupuncture for arthritis

Posted on 18th Oct 2017

Berkhamsted acupuncturist and counsellor Sean Heneghan links to useful factsheets on acupuncture for arthritis via Arthritis UK, the UK's main leading charity for the research into and cure of Arthritis. There are many forms of arthritis which can cause considerable pain and stress to live with and there are various forms of support available. For counselling or acupuncture in berkhamsted feel free to get in touch with any questions you have.

Berkhamsted acupuncture: Research into Acupuncture for period pain

Posted on 17th Oct 2017

Research news from the blog of Berkhamsted Acupuncturist Sean Heneghan. Here Sean links to recent research into acupuncture for period pain

Research update: Acupuncture evidence update 2017

Posted on 18th Jul 2017

Every year Mike Cummings the head of The British Medical Acupuncture Society pools the latest evidence for acupuncture across a spectrum of conditions and also details updates in the understanding of acupuncture mechanisms from a biomedical perspective.

Research update: acupuncture and counselling for depression and pain

Posted on 17th Jul 2017

In recent research from The University of York, the influence of both acupuncture and counselling were studied to ascertain the difference they made to patients suffering with pain and depression when added to standard medical care. In the first trial 29 high quality clinical trials were used and around 18,000 patients were assessed. The patients were suffering from various types of pain from neck and lower back bain to head and knee pain

Happy 80th Birthday Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic

Posted on 11th Jul 2017

On Tuesday 28th June Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic celebrated it’s 80th year in practice. This makes it the longest running Chiropractic clinic in it’s original premises in the UK.

Berkhamsted acupuncture research update: Acupuncture and Counselling for Depression

Posted on 30th Sep 2013

New research into acupuncture and counselling for depression from Dr Hugh Macpherson at The University of York has led to some interesting conclusions by research scientists on the value of adding acupuncture to the standard care of patients suffering with depression.

Berkhamsted Acupuncture research update: Acupuncture in premenstrual anxiety and depression

Posted on 17th Sep 2013

In this month’s issue of Acupuncture in Medicine, recent research from Brazil into the effect of acupuncture on the symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) has led to some interesting results.

Berkhamsted Acupuncture Research update: Acupuncture for insomnia and sleep quality in pregnancy

Posted on 7th Sep 2013

Researchers at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College’s Division of Graduate Education & Research have conducted a systematic review for non-pharmacological interventions for sleep and insomnia during pregnancy.

Berkhamsted acupuncture research update: Acupuncture and Pregnancy related back & pelvic pain

Posted on 14th Aug 2013

Pelvic pain and back pain are common in pregnancy with two thirds of women experiencing low back pain, and almost 20% of pregnant women experiencing pelvic pain. During the advancing stages of pregnancy pain can severely impact sleep, mood, and quality of life.

Berkhamsted Acupuncture Research update: Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Posted on 24th Jul 2013

Acupuncture researchers in Brazil have been investigating acupuncture and fibromyalgia, and particularly the action of needling the multiple tender points which characterize the condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic rheumatic disorder characterized by a multitude of symptoms such as muscular skeletal pain, numbness, tingling and stiffness, and often fatigue and disturbances in sleeping.

Berkhamsted Acupuncture Research update: Acupuncture and sleep in post menopause

Posted on 15th Jul 2013

Researchers in Brazil have been investigating the effects of acupuncture on sleep parameters, quality of life measures, and symptoms of depression in post-menopausal women.

Research update: GP’s most popular Complementary referrals are for Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy

Posted on 8th Jul 2013

In many countries the use of complementary and alternative approaches to healthcare is increasing. Researchers recently distributed a questionnaire to all GP’s registered within the Liverpool Primary Care Trust to determine the referral patterns and attitudes towards the various complementary medical approaches among GP’s. This survey was a follow up to questionnaires collected in 1999.

News update from Berkhamsted clinic: Acupuncture for headaches

Posted on 15th Mar 2013

On the subject of acupuncture for headaches, Mark Bovey the research manager for The British Acupuncture Council has written an interesting piece for the publication Advances in Neuroscience and Clinical rehabilitation.

British Acupuncture Council recognised by Professional Standards Authority

Posted on 7th Mar 2013

As a mark of recognition of the standard of training and development The British Acupuncture Council requires of it’s members, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care have accredited members of the council under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body accountable to Parliament.

Acupuncture research update: Arthritis UK on acupuncture for gout

Posted on 4th Mar 2013

In recent research into acupuncture for gout, Arthritis UK report that researchers have identified that acupuncture is an effective treatment for the condition.

Acupuncture news in Berkhamsted & Milton Keynes: Anxiety UK’s page on Acupuncture

Posted on 21st Feb 2013

The charity Anxiety UK have not only featured Acupuncture in their recent short publication on managing anxiety but also have a short feature on acupuncture for anxiety in conjunction with the upcoming Acupuncture Awareness Week.

Acupuncture for back pain in Berkhamsted and Milton Keynes

Posted on 15th Feb 2013

Acupuncture for back pain is perhaps one of the conditions for which acupuncture gets the most exposure; this is in part due to the increased attention that acupuncture received after being endorsed by NICE (The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) in 2009.

Research news from Acupuncture Milton Keynes: Acupuncture & sleep

Posted on 6th Feb 2013

In some interesting research news on the subject of acupuncture and sleep, researchers from Tianjin University in China have been assessing the effect of acupuncture stimulation on brain wave patterns using EEG (electroencephalograph) signals

Simple Questions: dialogues with modern acupuncturists

Posted on 23rd Jan 2013

This one’s more likely to interest acupuncturists rather than the patients that see them but I thought I’d highlight a brilliant website I found a while ago, ‘Simple Questions – dialogues with modern acupuncturists’. It’s a great resource of interviews with leading figures in the field of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and for the reason that it’s sleepily hidden in a corner of the internet I thought it deserved a mention for its treasures.

What is acupuncture like? Patient experiences & acupuncture awareness week

Posted on 16th Jan 2013

All sorts of people have acupuncture for a great many problems, and yet there are many misgivings about what acupuncture involves. In a recent survey The British Acupuncture Council discovered that 21 per cent of the British public thinks an acupuncturist’s needle is as large as the needle used for an injection – something which is fortunately not the case.

Research update from Acupuncture berkhamsted: Arthritis Research UK on acupuncture

Posted on 9th Jan 2013

In today’s BBC Health news section, the health editor comments on recent research looking at complementary approaches for musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis. According to the researchers, many complementary approaches showed little evidence in support of their use for this condition except acupuncture, and in addition, massage, tai chi and yoga.

Research update on complementary medicine

Posted on 10th Sep 2011

An interesting study has just been published through the Department of Economics at Tilburg University in The Netherlands about the cost effectiveness of complementary approaches to healthcare and the impact of their use on mortality rates.

News from acupuncture milton keynes: Insights into traditional techniques of emotional healing in China

Posted on 6th Jul 2011

Heiner Fruehauf is the Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Having delved deeply into Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed post doctoral training in China, he’s a great source of information, particularly about Chinese Medicine as it was practised outside of the institutionalised settings of Chinese hospitals and universities.

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