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It seems I am constantly writing articles on pain relief using acu-points so it has to be something worth trying if you have not tried it before. I found it beneficial for my shoulders and neck but I haven’t tried it for low back.

I am a true advocate for all treatments using pressure points including acupressure mats, pillow, insoles and lots more and I seem to read an article on a regular basis on how it can help with pain especially for Fibromyalgia.

An article in Very Well Health last week that Acupuncture for fibromyalgia (FM) has become more common over the years, especially since more and more research has shown the benefits of this treatment. One in five people with fibromyalgia seek acupuncture treatment within two years of diagnosis.

It is well known that Fibromyalgia is a difficult condition to treat and many people will have tried everything from different types of drugs, supplements, complimentary and alternative therapies including Acupunture but this particular treatment seems to work well for many.

Using complimentary therapies and alternative therapies for Fibromyalgia seems to be the route most used and if this can mean you can cut right down on your drugs then it is definitely worth a try.

Acupuncture points are located on meridians; however, modern acupuncture may also be performed on myofascial trigger points, which are tight areas of connective tissue that can radiate pain.

Most people—even those with fibromyalgia—report no pain or just a momentary twinge when the needles are inserted and upon needle grasp. During and after treatments, it’s common to feel relaxed.

According to Very Well Health the theory held by Western medicine is that acupuncture stimulates or activates several mechanisms in the body, including the:  

Did you know that 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year, traditional acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies practised in the UK today. Yet statistics show that 1 in 5 of us would only consider acupuncture for sleep as a last resort. Almost a quarter of people admit they did not realise acupuncture could benefit… Continue reading

In 2016 I wrote that a UK trial showed patients who received ten acupuncture sessions were far more likely to be pain-free after two years than those who didn’t. An American study saw 60% of back pain sufferers experience a significant improvement after acupuncture. The word “acupuncture” means “needle piercing”. It is a traditional Chinese medical treatment using very fine… Continue reading

The NHS writes that acupuncture is sometimes available on the NHS, most often from GP surgeries or physiotherapists, although access is limited. Most acupuncture patients pay for private treatment. The cost of acupuncture varies widely between practitioners.

If you’re being treated by an acupuncture practitioner for a health condition or are considering having acupuncture, it’s advisable to discuss this with your GP.

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Boostology sell (amongst other things) these beautiful scented candles in a hand carved solid black marble tea light candle holder.

The first thing you notice when you open the lovely box it arrives in is the aroma which starts making you feel relaxed straight away. In the box is the marble tea light holder with one candle in it then another five wrapped up neatly in black tissue paper. Mine came scented with Lavender & Petitgrain essential oils. The scent once the candle was lit seemed to stay around well after I had blown the candle out and definitely made you feel completely chilled. It’s a tiny Candlestick which measures approx 8cm High x 5cm Diameter, and the weight is 380g and feels really solid, but it means it can fit in anywhere.

I was very impressed with the sticker on the lid of the brown box the candle arrived in which explained that the box ( and the brown paper packing tape) can be recycled together. The natural starch beads inside the box are also biodegradable and compostable.

It also came with a leaflet explaining all about the candle and the company who are independent retailers based in London and who offer unique, innovative and exclusive gifts. Each product is designed to give the customer, and the planet, a boost.

They have over 20 years of experience in the business and developed a range of exclusive products that you cannot buy from anywhere else.

Boostology have gifts that are kind to you, and the environment and their range includes organic, vegan, plastic-free ideas and much more.

As part of the companies commitment to the environment they have banned products that are made entirely from plastic. You will only find small plastic accessories (for example lids) on their website, where no pother alternative was available to them.

They plant one tree for every order placed with them, which is truly amazing and is all thanks to a tie-up with ecologi.com.

It may be tiny in size but it makes up for it in the length the candles burn. Each candle is made from slow burning natural soy wax, so gives you 5-6 hours of uplifting pleasure. Once your candles have been used, you can buy more of them separately, or simply add your own tea-light candles.

Boostology orders are sent in eco-friendly parcels like I described above and they recycle all of their office waste and use 100% renewable electricity at their HQ (from solar, wind and hydro-electric power stations).

A natural, reusable scented candle gift that keeps on giving from £19.

Check out all the other products on the website Boostology

Other products on the site include eco-friendly oil diffusers, luxury linen and cotton face masks, lavastone diffuser bracelets, refreshing hand soap, 14k gold filled lava diffuser necklace with essential oil, lip balms, skincare gift sets and lots more. Just head to the website to take your pick from their outstanding range of eco-friendly products.