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
The dangers of perfectionism: Counselling for help with not feeling good enough
Posted on 13th Nov 2017
Perfectionism is often celebrated in our culture but often there is much pain and anxiety underneath this common characteristic. Recent research detailed in The Independent now links perfectionism with increased incidences of suicide. The drive to be perfect can bring with it terrible costs to mental and emotional health. Sean is a counsellor and offers counselling in berkhamsted, hertfordshire.
What’s the difference between anxiety and a panic attack?
Posted on 9th Nov 2017
At my counselling and hypnotherapy practice in Berkhamsted I frequently see people who are suffering with anxiety and panic attacks, but what is the difference between the two? If you need help with anxiety please feel free to get in touch via the contact form.
Counselling and hypnotherapy for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Posted on 8th Nov 2017
What is PTSD? Berkhamsted counsellor and hypnotherapist Sean Heneghan describes post traumatic stress disorder and how therapy can help. If you're suffering with trauma and you're looking for help please feel free to get in touch.
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
Preventing suicide: recent news from the blog of Berkhamsted counsellor Sean Heneghan
Posted on 3rd Nov 2017
Recent news from Berkhamsted therapist Sean Heneghan. Sean has a counselling, acupuncture and hypnotherapy clinic at Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic, 69 High St.
Are you looking for therapy or counselling in Berkhamsted?
Posted on 27th Oct 2017
If you're looking for counselling or therapy in berkhamsted click here for more details on Sean Heneghan, a Berkhamsted based counsellor, acupuncturist and cognitive hypnotherapist.
Therapy in Berkhamsted: Why counselling isn't just a chat..and why that’s a good thing
Posted on 22nd Oct 2017
News and updates from the blog of Sean Heneghan, counsellor and therapist in Berkhamsted. Often people think counselling is merely a chat, as this blog article describes the two things are very different..and that's just what makes counselling useful
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 counselling and hypnotherapy: Techniques for anxiety from Gestalt therapy
Posted on 20th Oct 2017
At my counselling and hypnotherapy practice in Berkhamsted I work with people with all sorts of problems and my therapeutic work is informed by a number of approaches, Gestalt therapy is one of these. One of the many attributes of Gestalt therapy is increasing our capacity to be aware of ourselves which can prove very useful with problems like anxiety.
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.
Counselling in Berkhamsted: How talking about our feelings helps regulate the brain
Posted on 17th Oct 2017
An article from the blog of Berkhamsted Counsellor Sean Heneghan on how counselling helps anxiety, depression and other emotional problems. If you're looking for Counselling in Berkhamsted Sean is based at Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic, 69 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 2DE.
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
Berkhamsted Hypnotherapy Research update: Hypnotherapy & Ulcerative Colitis
Posted on 17th Sep 2017
Researchers at the Division of Gastroenterology at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago have been investigating the impact of hypnosis and hypnotherapy on clinical remission rates over a one year period in patients with Ulcerative Colitis.
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.
What are my qualifications?
Posted on 1st Aug 2014
A list of small letters after my name might not mean much unless you have an explanation of their significance, so below is a breakdown of my qualifications and the membership bodies I’m connected to. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.
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.
Hypnotherapy Berkhamsted: Hypnotherapy for phobias, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Tring, Hertfordshire
Posted on 30th Aug 2013
Phobias are a common source of distress, so common in fact that in the US phobias are the most common form of ‘mental illness’ among women and the second most common in men over the age of 25. Hypnotherapy for phobias is therefore a therapy option that is often sought out, and it’s one that can have profound results in helping people with what can be a disabling problem that severely limits quality of life.
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.
Hypnotherapy Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire: Hypnotherapy for confidence
Posted on 8th Jul 2013
Hypnotherapy for confidence is something many people ask about when they are thinking of having hypnotherapy. Problems with confidence are very common, and yet it tends to be something people suffer with silently often feeling that the problem is unique to them.
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.
Hypnotherapy Hertfordshire: Watford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead & Berkhamsted
Posted on 18th Jun 2013
If you’re looking for a hypnotherapist in Hertfordshire, my hypnotherapy clinic in Berkhamsted is conveniently located at Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic and easily reachable to the many local towns in the west Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire area.
Research update: Hypnotherapy and the stress response
Posted on 16th Jun 2013
While conducting clinical trials with hypnotherapy that honour the individuality of each client is complicated, a recent pilot study by researchers on the use of hypnotherapy for managing stress yielded some interesting results not only in terms of the experience of the patients using the hypnosis, but also on a physiological marker for inflammation – considered a reflection of the stress response.
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
Hypnotherapy for pain: What happens to the brain in hypnosis?
Posted on 27th Jan 2013
One of the more slippery aspects of investigating hypnosis has been teasing out what’s actually going on when people are hypnotised (being ‘hypnotised’ can be understood as simply participating in a process of suggestion using focus, attention and imagination).
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.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Tring: Recent media articles
Posted on 19th Jan 2013
A couple of blog posts ago I linked to Trevor Silvester’s short video explaining what Cognitive Hypnotherapy is all about. Here you can read a little more of Cognitive Hypnotherapy’s coverage in the media in this article which featured in The Guardian’s health and well-being section of Life & Style.
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.
Recommended hypnotherapist: Hazel Gale – hypnotherapy in east london
Posted on 10th Feb 2012
No longer the centrepiece of embarrassing entertainment shows, hypnosis, or more accurately clinical hypnosis is emerging as a particularly potent form of medical treatment for a wide variety of problems and conditions.
Research shows yoga improves lower back pain
Posted on 1st Nov 2011
An article in today’s Guardian reports the conclusions of recent research showing that patients with lower back pain who had a 12 week course of yoga experienced greater mobility and pain relief than patients on current standard care. Benefits were also maintained even 9 months after the yoga was stopped, which could see yoga being recommended for patients with lower back pain and integrated into conventional care.
Research update: Tai Chi may be effective in controlling pain and improving function in Osteoarthritis
Posted on 27th Oct 2011
A systematic review and meta analysis of the effect of Tai Chi on Osteoarthritis has concluded the results as “encouraging, and suggest that t’ai chi may be effective in controlling pain and improving physical function in patients with OA in the knee”.
The science of positive thinking: A video from New Scientist
Posted on 19th Sep 2011
In an interesting article published online in the New Scientist, writer Jo Marchant explores the evidence for looking at how our mental and emotional activity affects our physical health.
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.