Eastlake Acupuncture Blog

Most of us have heard of the placebo effect, and how powerful it can be. Again and again studies have shown that patients proclaim improved symptoms when they believe they are receiving treatment or medication, even if the treatment is fake or the medication is just sugar pills.

Many skeptics of acupuncture have proclaim the placebo effect as the true cause of the pain relief that acupuncture patients feel.† We acupuncturists know that that this argument is as weak as a house of cards, but science has backed us up.The best way to prove a direct cause and effect and control for the placebo effect is with a double-blind study, which is known to be the gold standard in the world of research. In a double-blind study, research subjects are divided into at least two groups. One group receives an authentic treatment, while the other group receives a fake…

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About Sue Kalicinska

Sue Kalicinska is a registered traditional acupuncturist, holding clinics in London and Surrey. Sue is a graduate of the International College of Oriental Medicine where she also trained in therapeutic massage. Subsequently she has added facial and restorative acupuncture and abdominal acupuncture to her skills. She is a founding member of the British Acupuncture Council and facilitates their continuing professional development programme in South-East England. In addition, Sue practices Colour Healing, being a graduate of the Maitreya School of Healing. Sue trained as a facilitator with Nikki Slade and facilitates classes and workshops in meditation, personal and business development, healing, and the Yi Jing (I Ching). Sue has been in practice since 1987 and founded her first Centre in 1990. She now holds clinics in Westminster and Surrey. Sue began her professional life in the field of medical physics and holds degrees in physics and nuclear technology as well as acupuncture. She has been an educator in science and maths both in the UK and in Tuvalu, Oceania and has worked in the field of student welfare. Her Specialties include: Traditional acupuncture, tailored to the individual and for all ages Facial and restorative acupuncture Abdominal acupuncture Colour healing Personal and business facilitation: 121 and workshops Yi Jing consultations "Health-Naturally" ..... Bespoke treatment and facilitation packages for you and your business at a venue of your choice. Master Classes for Professional Acupuncturists
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