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Is Midwifery Harder than Nursing?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 30, 2022

There is no doubt that both nurses and midwives are essential parts of the healthcare system in the UK, and that both careers currently face unprecedented challenges, but is one career harder than the other, and how does routes to entry factor into this?

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Can Acupuncture Treat Eczema?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 28, 2022

The effectiveness of Acupuncture on a range of musculoskeletal and mental health conditions is well documented and is commonly accepted as an alternative treatment to Western medicine. But what about dermatology and conditions such as eczema?

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Can Acupuncture Help with Urinary Problems?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 21, 2022

Acupuncture is well known for its efficacy for a wide range of medical conditions, from musculoskeletal conditions, through to pregnancy-related pain, and even mental conditions like stress and anxiety. But, does it help with urinary problems?

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Does Deep Tissue Massage Make You Tired?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 11, 2022

Most types of massage are known to be relaxing, but can they make clients actually feel tired or fatigued? In this article, we look into if and how deep tissue massage in particular makes clients feel afterwards, and what they can do to alleviate such sensations.

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Does Acupuncture Work for the Immune System?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 3, 2022

Acupuncture has an array of benefits for the body including but not limited to helping the body relax, relieving the symptoms of many conditions. In this blog, Breeze Academy discusses how each of these benefits also extend to boosting the body’s immune system.

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What Happens to the Body After Deep Tissue Massage?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 28, 2022

One of the confusing things about both deep tissue massage and sports massage is that cause pain to some degree. In this article, we explain what happens to the body during and after a deep tissue massage and why clients experience a degree of soreness.

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How Often Should You Get A Sports Massage?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 26, 2022

Sports Massage comes with many benefits including stress relief, reduced recovery time and boosted performance during exercise and sporting events. In this blog we discuss how often you should get a Sports Massage to receive the full benefits.

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Can Acupuncture Help with Panic Attacks?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 23, 2022

A panic attack is the feeling of sudden and intense anxiety - something that Acupuncture is reported to help with, but is it effective against panic attacks? In this article, we look into Acupuncture for panic attacks and other anxiety disorders, including its benefits, how long it takes to work, and how safe it is.

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Can Sports Massage Help Tennis Elbow?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 24, 2022

Sports Massage is known for being able to treat an array of conditions, particularly musculoskeletal issues, but how does it fare with tennis elbow? In this article, we take a look at if massage can help to alleviate the pain associated with tennis elbow, and if it speeds up the healing process.

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Can You Have a Sports Massage When Pregnant?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 20, 2022

Massage offers a whole host of benefits, both physical and mental, to clients, but is it safe during pregnancy? In this article, we discuss whether or not sports massage (and other more gentle types of massage) are actually safe to have, as well as a few other particularities to keep in mind.

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What Can Sports Massage Therapists Treat?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 19, 2022

Sports Massage Therapy is a treatment used to aid a patient’s healing targeting deeper layers of soft tissue and muscles. There are a few different techniques used in Sports Massage Therapy, and In this blog, we detail the conditions that the different Sports Massage techniques can treat.

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Does Acupuncture Help with Pregnancy Pain?

Dr. Carl Clarkson September 25, 2022

Acupuncture has often been reported to have a number of benefits during pregnancy, but does it work for pregnancy pains, aches and other ailments? In this article, we determine whether or not Acupuncture can relieve pregnancy-related pains, and how often it’s best to have treatment.

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Can Deep Tissue Massage Help With Weight Loss?

Dr. Carl Clarkson September 13, 2022

At times, weight loss can feel like immense pain and suffering for those that struggle to shed the pounds. As such, rumours that relaxing activities like massage can help with weight loss can be misleading, but in this article, we determine whether or not massage can actually aid weight loss.

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Can Dry Needling Treat Arthritis?

Dr. Carl Clarkson September 6, 2022

Arthritis is a condition that affects joints and causes pain for individuals suffering from the condition. It is caused by inflammation in the joints, aging, injury, obesity, repetitive movement or another health condition. In this blog, we detail how Dry Needling can be an effective treatment for Arthritis.

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What CPD Do Nurses Need?

Dr. Carl Clarkson September 4, 2022

CPD is a way to keep up to date with the latest developments within the industry, alongside developing your professional skills and knowledge. In this blog, Breeze Academy details CPD requirements for nurses and how to comply with them in order to keep your licence to practice.

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Can a Deep Tissue Massage Cause Blood Clots?

Dr. Carl Clarkson August 31, 2022

Massage may seem like one of the safest healthcare interventions a client can have. But, does it have any harmful side effects? In this article, we specifically look into whether or not deep tissue massage can cause blood clots, as well as discussing some of the other contraindications.

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Avoiding Lung Puncture in Acupuncture

Dr. Carl Clarkson August 27, 2022

Although it would be misleading to portray acupuncture, dry needling or any other form of skin-puncturing technique as devoid of risk, serious adverse events are thankfully very rare. But if this is true, why do we still hear about punctured lungs?

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Can you Become a Doctor After Being a Physiotherapist?

Dr. Carl Clarkson August 25, 2022

Physiotherapists already have a lot of the necessary personal skills and behaviours to become a Doctor, but how do they get there? Are there any special considerations in retraining? In this blog, we discuss the requirements of becoming a Doctor for Physiotherapists.

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Is Sports Therapy the Same as Physical Therapy?

Dr. Carl Clarkson August 23, 2022

If you’re new to the healthcare industry, or are looking to enter the industry, it can be confusing as an outsider to know the ins and outs of each profession, but in this article, we take you through how Sports Therapy and Physical Therapy differs.

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What are the 5 Domains of Occupational Therapy?

Dr. Carl Clarkson August 17, 2022

Each industry, especially within healthcare, has a framework or guidelines that help professionals to do their job safely and effectively. In Occupational Therapy, this framework is split into domain and practice. Learn more about OT domain and practice with Breeze Academy.

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Osteopath working on a female patient's back

Is Osteopathy Recognised by the NHS?

Dr. Carl Clarkson August 14, 2022

Certain healthcare interventions aren’t regarded as highly as others, and reflecting this some aren’t recognised by the NHS. In this article, we determine whether or not Osteopathy, once regarded as a pseudoscience by some, is recognised by the NHS, and take a look…

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Is Dry Needling Good for Sciatica?

Dr. Carl Clarkson August 11, 2022

Sciatica is a painful condition where the Sciatic nerve becomes irritated and/or compressed. Many clients suffering with Sciatica use western medications to help alleviate the pain, but is there an effective, alternative solution that doesn’t rely on medication?

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How Long Does it Take to Train as a Podiatrist?

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 27, 2022

When trying to decide on a potential career, the time it takes to train can be a key deciding factor. To help make the decision a little easier, we discuss how long it takes to train as a Podiatrist via the different study routes, including information about entry requirements, further training, and potential salaries.

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Acupuncture on man's upper back

Does Acupuncture Help Inflammation or Does it Make it Worse?

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 24, 2022

Acupuncture has been used around the world for thousands of years, and has been (observationally) thought to treat inflammation effectively. But, where does science stand on this? In this article, we try to determine the effectiveness of Acupuncture for inflammation based on recent scientific research.

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Is a Sports Therapist the Same as a Physiotherapist?

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 19, 2022

Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy can often be mistaken for being the same thing, or as a branch of the other. But, as a healthcare professional, you need to know the key differences between these two similar interventions to refer your clients to the correct specialist.

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What are the Contraindications to Exercise?

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 17, 2022

Exercise is often prescribed to remedy and rehabilitate a wide range of medical conditions, but sometimes there are limitations to what can, or should, be recommended. In this article, we detail the contraindications to exercise to help you when devising client care plans.

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How is a Chiropractor Different From an Osteopath?

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 12, 2022

Chiropractic and Osteopathy are very similar interventions, and most people don’t know what the difference is. But, as a healthcare professional, you might find yourself in a position where you need to know the difference in order to make a suitable referral.

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How to Measure the Effectiveness of CPD

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 5, 2022

Determining the effectiveness of CPD can be difficult as it is a very subjective matter; what is effective for one participant may not be effective for another. However, it is important to evaluate how effective CPD has been, for assessing your own personal development. Learn more with Breeze Academy.

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Can You Charge for a Massage Without a Licence in the UK?

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 3, 2022

Massage therapy is one of the least regulated healthcare practices in the UK, but there are still a few requirements to be able to legally practise. In this article, we discuss a number of massage licence, regulation, and qualification requirements that therapists must adhere to in the UK.

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Deep Tissue Massage on Legs

Does Deep Tissue Massage Help Piriformis Syndrome?

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 3, 2022

Deep tissue massage and sports massage is well known for helping to manage a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, but what about conditions relating to specific, deep-set muscles like the piriformis muscle? Can massage therapy help with Piriformis Syndrome?

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Which Type of Physiotherapy is Best?

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 27, 2022

As healthcare professionals in other disciplines, or as student Physiotherapists, you may have wondered if one type of Physiotherapy is better than others, or if it’s worth referring clients to a specific type of Physiotherapy over others. Find out with Breeze Academy.

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Is Acupuncture Safe?

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 23, 2022

“Is acupuncture safe?” is one of the first questions that many people ask, despite acupuncture growing in popularity in recent years. In this article, we determine the safety of acupuncture, as well as detailing the risks and contraindications of the treatment.

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Chiropractor working on woman's neck

What Qualifications Do You Need to Become a Chiropractor in the UK?

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 14, 2022

If you’re interested in becoming a Chiropractor in the UK, you’ve likely wondered what qualifications are required to qualify and practise as a licenced Chiropractor. In this article, we discuss the courses that candidates would need to complete to be able to practise as a Chiropractor in the UK.

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What Qualifications Do You Need to Become a Physiotherapist?

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 9, 2022

Physiotherapy is clearly a popular profession amongst young people these days, with just under 78,000 registered Physiotherapists in 2021. But, how do you get into Physiotherapy, and what qualifications do you need to become a qualified Physiotherapist in the UK?

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How Long Does it Take Dry Needling to Work?

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 8, 2022

Dry needling is a well-regarded treatment for trigger points, but how long does it take to work, and how many sessions will a client need? In this article, we discuss how long it can take for dry needling to take effect, and if clients receive immediate relief.

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How Long Do the Benefits of Dry Needling Last?

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 3, 2022

Dry needling is a well-regarded treatment for trigger points and muscular tension, but how long do the benefits of the treatment actually last, and how many sessions will clients need to achieve long-term benefits? Find out with Breeze Academy.

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What are the Four Specialisms Within Nursing?

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 26, 2022

If you’re a nursing student, or someone wishing to become a nurse, it’s important to know early on that, before you become a qualified registered nurse, you must choose a nursing specialism that will shape the remainder of your studies, and determine your career path.

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How Long Are You Sore After Dry Needling?

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 24, 2022

As a dry needling practitioner, a common question you might receive from patients is what to expect after treatment. Unfortunately, it is very common to experience post-needling soreness (a similar feeling to DOMS), but how long can patients expect to experience this?

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How Does Dry Needling Release Trigger Points?

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 19, 2022

Dry needling is well known for its ability to release trigger points, or knots, but do you know how it actually works? In this article, we discuss the science behind trigger points, including what they are, what causes them, and how dry needling works to release them.

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What’s the Difference Between Dry Needling and Trigger Point Injections?

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 17, 2022

If you’re new to the world of dry needling and trigger points, you might be wondering what the difference is between dry needling and trigger point injections when they treat the same conditions, have similar results, and even have similar risk factors. Learn more with Breeze Academy.

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Does Dry Needling Get Rid of Knots?

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 15, 2022

Whilst it is still a relatively unknown treatment in the western world, dry needling is growing in popularity, and is known for its effectiveness in treating musculoskeletal conditions. But, can it get rid of knots, or trigger points? Find out with Breeze Academy.

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Can You Become a Nurse Without Going to University?

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 8, 2022

Not all careers require that you attend university, many offer on-the-job training, whilst others prefer experience. But where does nursing stand? Can you become a nurse without a degree? In this article, we discuss the various routes to becoming a nurse in the UK.

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Why is CPD Important in Physiotherapy?

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 5, 2022

Some see CPD as a bit of a chore that is mandatory for renewing their membership to a professional body, or for renewing their licence to practise. But, have you ever stopped to consider why CPD is so important in physiotherapy? Find out with Leading CPD Provider, Breeze Academy.

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Do Students Need to Do CPD?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 24, 2022

CPD is a huge part of the careers of those in certain professions, such as in healthcare, law, teaching, and finance. But, do students need to do CPD? In this article, we discuss whether students need to participate in CPD before they complete their studies, benefits, and appropriate activities.

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Can a Sports Massage Help Sciatica?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 21, 2022

Sports massage is well known for aiding and facilitating recovery from a number of conditions, but how does it fare with sciatica? In this article, we discuss the benefits of using massage therapy for nerve conditions such as sciatica, as well as detailing any risks, and factors that practitioners should consider.

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Can You Get a Massage Before Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 19, 2022

At some point as a sports massage professional, you may come across clients that have received another intervention shortly before their appointment with you, in which case you might wonder whether or not you should actually go ahead with the treatment.

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How Long Does a Yoga Qualification Take?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 17, 2022

If you’re interested in becoming a yoga instructor, either as a full-time career, or integrating it into your current healthcare practice, you might have questioned how long a yoga qualification takes. In this article, we discuss how long yoga qualifications can take, as well as answer some other common questions. .

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Is it Ok to Do Yoga After Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 14, 2022

Sometimes, your clients’ lives can be pretty hectic, and you’ll find that they schedule treatments one after the other, just because they have the time. But does one treatment have an effect on the other, and is it okay to schedule them so closely together?

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What is Sports Massage Good For?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 13, 2022

Sports Massage has developed a reputation for treating and aiding the recovery of sports injuries, but what else is sports massage good for? In this article, we will discuss the benefits of sports massage, as well as detailing a number of conditions that can benefit from the treatment.

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Do Osteopaths Use Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 11, 2022

Osteopathy is a well known treatment for problems that cause issues with the mobility, and Osteopaths use a range of treatments and methods to help relieve the pain and symptoms that their patients experience, but what about acupuncture and dry needling? Can it help?

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Acupuncture on Shoulders

Is Acupuncture Good for Soft Tissue Damage?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 4, 2022

Acupuncture has a good reputation for treating a number of musculoskeletal conditions, but what about soft tissue damage, such as sprains and strains, bruises, contusions, and tendonitis? In this article, we look into the effectiveness of acupuncture on soft tissue damage.

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How Often Should You Get Acupuncture in the First Trimester?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 4, 2022

Acupuncture is reported to have a number of benefits for pregnant women, but how often should they have acupuncture during the first, second, and third trimesters to receive the benefits? We discuss how often women should have acupuncture in their pregnancy in order to receive the potential benefits.

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Is Acupuncture Good for Ligament Damage?

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 3, 2022

Acupuncture is reported to be a great alternative treatment for a number of musculoskeletal conditions, such as soft-tissue damage. But, is acupuncture good for ligament damage? We look into the effects of acupuncture on ligament damage, and how it compares to common Western treatments.

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How Does Sports Massage Affect Performance?

Dr. Carl Clarkson March 31, 2022

Sports massage is known to be a somewhat effective recovery treatment that athletes rely on after intense exercise and events, but what are the limits of its effectiveness, and can it affect performance? In this article, we look into whether sports massage can affect or improve athletic performance.

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Can a Sports Massage Release Toxins and Make You Sick?

Dr. Carl Clarkson March 14, 2022

It is still widely though that massage therapy releases toxins into the bloodstream, but is this true, and can it make clients sick? In this article, we discuss whether or not massage actually flushes toxins from the body, and if this process can make clients sick.

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Is Acupuncture Good for Sprains?

Dr. Carl Clarkson March 7, 2022

Acupuncture has a good reputation for treating a wide range of conditions, but is acupuncture good for sprains? In this article, we discuss whether or not clients can benefit from acupuncture to treat current sprains, severe sprains, and old sprains.

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What Happens When An Acupuncture Needle Goes Too Deep?

Dr. Carl Clarkson March 4, 2022

Acupuncture performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner is very safe, however, there are occasions when things can go wrong. If a needle goes too deep, for instance. Click to learn about some of the risks associated with acupuncture treatments.

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What is Better, Massage or Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson March 3, 2022

Both acupuncture and massage therapy have their benefits, but is one more effective than the other? Is one more effective at treating specific conditions? In this article, we look into the benefits of both massage and acupuncture to determine which therapy is most effective.

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What are the Contraindications of Sports Massage?

Dr. Carl Clarkson February 9, 2022

As a sports massage therapist it is crucial that you are aware of the contraindications of sports massage so that you know if a client would be at significant risk. In this article, we discuss the contraindications of sports massage, and any potential side effects.

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How Does Acupuncture Work for Sports Injuries?

Dr. Carl Clarkson February 7, 2022

Acupuncture is reported to work on a number of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, but what about sports injuries? In this article we look into how acupuncture works for sports injuries, and which injuries acupuncture can help with specifically.

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Is Acupuncture Considered Primary Healthcare?

Dr. Carl Clarkson February 4, 2022

Acupuncture is reported to have a variety of health benefits, but is it considered primary health care? In this article we look at what primary healthcare means, and whether medical professionals class acupuncture as primary health care.

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Is Acupuncture Part of Massage Therapy

Is Acupuncture Part of Massage Therapy?

Dr. Carl Clarkson February 1, 2022

As a massage therapist, you may sometimes be asked questions about other interventions and if, or how well, they work together. You may even be asked if they are all a part of the same therapy. In this article, we specifically look at whether or not acupuncture is a part of massage therapy, and how well they work together.

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Does Acupuncture Work for Athletes

Does Acupuncture Work for Athletes?

Dr. Carl Clarkson January 26, 2022

In recent years, acupuncture has gained popularity amongst professional and amateur athletes alike, but does acupuncture actually work to aid recovery and boost performance? In this article, we take a look into acupuncture for athletes and answer your common questions.

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Can Deep Tissue Massage Cause Flu-Like Symptoms

Can Deep Tissue Massage Cause Flu-Like Symptoms?

Dr. Carl Clarkson January 18, 2022

Deep tissue massage is well known for having some harsh side effects, such as pain, sore muscles, headache, and nausea. But, can it cause flu-like symptoms? In this article, we look into what causes the side effects of deep tissue massage, and whether or not they can inflict flu-like symptoms.

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What Should Clients Not Do Before Acupuncture

What Should Clients Not Do Before Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson January 6, 2022

To ensure your client gets the most out of their acupuncture treatment it is important they follow certain guidelines in order for the treatment to be effective. Read on to find out how best to advise your clients before a session of acupuncture.

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How Does Sports Massage Reduce Pain

How Does Sports Massage Reduce Pain?

Dr. Carl Clarkson January 6, 2022

A frequently asked question is if and how sports massage relieves pain. In this article, we answer the question, "How does sports massage relieve pain?" as well as a few other popular sport massage questions, such as the techniques used by a sports massage therapist.

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Can Acupuncture Induce Your Period

Can Acupuncture Induce Your Period?

Dr. Carl Clarkson December 20, 2021

If you have clients that are prone to heavy, irregular, or just uncomfortable periods, you may get asked questions about if, or how, acupuncture can help. In this article, we answer the question “Can Acupuncture Induce Periods?”, as well as a number of other common period-related questions regarding acupuncture.

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What is the Difference Between Yoga and Yoga Therapy

What is the Difference Between Yoga and Yoga Therapy?

Dr. Carl Clarkson December 16, 2021

As a Yoga Teacher, you may have come across the intervention of yoga therapy, and you may have wondered if it’s actually different from what you already do. In this article, we determine the difference between yoga and yoga therapy, their benefits, and how they play a part in healthcare.

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What is the Difference Between Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage

What is the Difference Between Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage?

Dr. Carl Clarkson December 15, 2021

As a Sports Massage Therapist, you might get asked what the difference is between a Sports Massage and a Deep Tissue Massage. Whilst they are similar, they do have a key difference that sets them apart, determining which massage a client should opt for. Make sure you know the difference with the help of Breeze Academy.

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Why Does Sports Massage Hurt So Much

Why Does Sports Massage Hurt So Much?

Dr. Carl Clarkson December 15, 2021

As a Sports Massage Therapist, you will encounter clients having a sports massage for the first time, who may end up leaving wondering why it hurt so much. In this article, we go over why sports massages do hurt so much, as well as a few other questions you might receive from new and existing clients alike.

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How Long Should You Wait Between Acupuncture Appointments

How Long Should You Wait Between Acupuncture Appointments?

Dr. Carl Clarkson December 9, 2021

A common question that clients ask is how long they should wait between acupuncture appointments, or how often they should have acupuncture. In reality, it depends on their condition, but make sure you’re ready to face their questions with the help of Breeze Academy.

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What are the Long-Term Benefits of Acupuncture

What are the Long-Term Benefits of Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson December 8, 2021

Acupuncture is well reported to have a wide range of benefits for clients, but does it hold any long-term benefits? In this article, we discuss a number of long-term benefits of acupuncture, how long they last for, and how clients can maximise their results outside of your practise.

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What Food Should You Eat After Acupuncture

What Food Should You Eat After Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 29, 2021

As an acupuncture professional, you might occasionally have clients ask you about aftercare; what they should and shouldn’t do in order to maximise the benefits of acupuncture. In this article, we go over everything you and your clients, need to know about acupuncture aftercare.

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Is Acupuncture Only For Temporary Relief

Is Acupuncture Only For Temporary Relief?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 29, 2021

Acupuncture is growing more popular as a pain-relieving treatment, in addition to its many other advantages, but is it only a temporary relief? Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular as a pain-relief treatment, but is only a temporary solution? In this article, we discuss the benefits of acupuncture, whether or not these benefits are only temporary, and how often clients should have acupuncture to receive maximum benefits.

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How Long Do The Benefits of Acupuncture Last For

How Long Do The Benefits of Acupuncture Last For?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 29, 2021

The benefits of acupuncture are well reported, but how long do these benefits last? In this article, we discuss the benefits of acupuncture, how long they typically last, if acupuncture works permanently, and how often clients should have acupuncture to receive a good outcome.

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Does Acupuncture Detox The Body

Does Acupuncture Detox The Body?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 9, 2021

As an Acupuncture professional, you might have had questions from clients about how Acupuncture affects the body. You might have even had questions about Acupuncture detoxing the body. In this article we go over what happens to the body during and after Acupuncture, and whether or not it detoxes the body.

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How to Train as an Acupuncturist

How to Train as an Acupuncturist

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 9, 2021

Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular as an alternative, or complementary, treatment in the UK. As such, you might be wondering about Acupuncture as a career. In this article, we go over everything you need to know about training to be an Acupuncturist

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What Can a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist Do

What Can a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist Do?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 8, 2021

If you’re considering a career in Sports Massage, you might have noticed various levels at which you can study Sports Massage. In this article, we outline what you could do with a Level 4 Sports Massage qualification, as well as go over some of the other qualification levels.

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CPD for Chiropractors CPD Guide

CPD for Chiropractors: Chiropractic CPD Guide

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 21, 2021

CPD is a requirement for many different professions, chiropractic included. In this blog, we outline CPD requirements for chiropractors, examples of CPD courses for chiropractors, and what happens when chiropractors fail to meet CPD requirements.

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How Does CPD Benefit Employers and Employees

How Does CPD Benefit Employers and Employees

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 21, 2021

CPD is a crucial activity for a number of professions, but what are the benefits for both employees and employers? In this article, we discuss the benefits of CPD in a number of industries, how it benefits career progression, and how to complete CPD training. Learn more about CPD with Breeze Academy.

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Is CPD Equivalent to NVQ Qualification

Is CPD Equivalent to NVQ Qualification?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 20, 2021

With all of the many qualifications and accreditations available to help us become more qualified, it can be difficult to know which is the best course for you, and if one course is better than another. In this article, we discuss if CPD equivalent to an NVQ qualification, and if it even matters for ongoing development.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of CPD

The Advantages and Disadvantages of CPD

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 20, 2021

CPD may seem like a huge task, but have you ever considered the advantages and disadvantages of CPD? In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of CPD, benefits for employers, whether or not CPD is worth it, and what is counted as CPD. Learn more about CPD with one of the UK's leading CPD providers, Breeze Academy.

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Acupuncture for Menopause - What You Need to Know

Acupuncture for Menopause - What You Need to Know

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 20, 2021

Menopause can be difficult to live with if not treated effectively, but can acupuncture offer any benefits? In this article we discuss whether or not acupuncture works against the symptoms of menopause, if acupuncture can reverse perimenopause, and if it can balance menopausal hormones.

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CPD for Doctors

CPD for Doctors - What You Need To Know

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 19, 2021

We know that CPD is essential for the continued development of healthcare professionals. In this article, we go over everything that doctors need to know about CPD, including how many CPD points a doctor needs to acquire, what counts as CPD, and how long they have to complete CPD requirements each cycle.

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How to Train to be a Sports Massage Therapist

How to Train to be a Sports Massage Therapist

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 15, 2021

It can sometimes be difficult to know how to get started in a new field, or how to train in your dream career. In this article, we shed some light on how to train as a sports massage therapist, whether your starting from scratch, want to build on existing skills, or want to offer sports massage as part of your healthcare service.

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How Does Sports Massage Complement Physiotherapy

How Does Sports Massage Complement Physiotherapy?

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 15, 2021

Sports massage therapy has a number of benefits for patients, but how does it complement physiotherapy? In this article, we discuss how sports massage can be integrated into physiotherapy, its benefits, and how physiotherapists can train to be a sports massage therapist.

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Do Webinars Count as CPD

Do Webinars Count as CPD? What You Need to Know About Informal CPD

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 15, 2021

Medical professionals need to achieve a set number of continued professional development (CPD) points each year. But if you’re new to the world of CPD, you might be wondering what you can do to achieve CPD points, and maybe wondering about events such as webinars, seminars, and other professional talks.

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CPD for Occupational Therapists

The Importance of CPD in Occupational Therapy

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 6, 2021

Continued professional development (CPD) is a method used to ensure that Occupational Therapists are continuously expanding on their knowledge and skills to maintain a safe and ethical practice within their profession. In this blog we discuss the reasons why CPD is so important in Occupational Therapy

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CPD for Nurses

CPD for Nurses

Dr. Carl Clarkson October 6, 2021

Are you new to nursing, or about to start your CPD training? Learn everything you need to know about CPD training for nurses, including how many hours are required, revalidation, what happens if nurses don’t meet CPD requirements, and what CPD training courses nurses can do.

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CPD for Physiotherapists

CPD for Physiotherapists - Everything You Need to Know

Dr. Carl Clarkson September 21, 2021

In this article we go over what you need to know about CPD for physiotherapists, including why CPD is so important, the kind of CPD courses that physiotherapists can do, how many hours of CPD physiotherapists need to complete, and how to get started with CPD at Breeze Academy.

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Benefits of Acupuncture Training for Midwives

Benefits of Acupuncture Training for Midwives

Dr. Carl Clarkson September 9, 2021

Acupuncture has well reported benefits for a number of conditions, but can midwives integrate acupuncture into their practise? In this article, we discuss the benefits of acupuncture training for midwives, why it can be useful, and how to integrate acupuncture into your practise.

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Acupuncture Courses for Nurses

Benefits of Acupuncture Courses for Nurses

Dr. Carl Clarkson September 9, 2021

Nurses are the backbone of any healthcare system, and CPD training courses for nurses are vital for keeping their skills up to date. In this article, we discuss the benefits of CPD for nurses, why acupuncture is a beneficial skill for nurses, and how nurses can integrate acupuncture into their service.

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Acupuncture for Runners

The Benefits of Dry Needling & Acupuncture for Runners

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 29, 2021

You might have heard that acupuncture and dry needling can have great benefits for athletes, but can it be beneficial for runners, specifically? In this article, we discuss the benefits of acupuncture for runners, and how healthcare professionals can train in acupuncture to expand service offerings.

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Yoga for Physiotherapy

Yoga for Physiotherapy

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 24, 2021

Yoga is an excellent practice that can help with a number of conditions that you see in your clinic as a Physiotherapist. In this article, we discuss the benefits of incorporating Yoga into your Physiotherapy practice, as well as detailing any training and qualifications required.

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Acupuncture for Migraines

Dr. Carl Clarkson June 10, 2021

Acupuncture has been used to treat minor ailments such as headaches for thousands of years. Whilst western medicine and remedies may be more common treatments, and are generally accepted by the masses, there are strong arguments for the use of acupuncture against migraines and chronic tension headaches.

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Acupuncture for Joint Pain

Acupuncture for Joint Pain

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 26, 2021

Acupuncture is known to have many positive effects on the body, but can it help joint pain conditions like arthritis? In this article we provide an overview of acupuncture for joint pain, its benefits of acupuncture for joint pain, any risks and side effects, and how acupuncture compares to western treatment options.

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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Dr. Carl Clarkson May 26, 2021

Acupuncture is known to have a number of benefits on the body, but how does it fare against chronic pain? In this article we provide an overview of the use of acupuncture for chronic pain, its benefits, and how acupuncture stacks up against western medicine for chronic pain conditions.

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Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 27, 2021

Our guide to acupuncture for anxiety and stress will take you through the basics of how it works, acupuncture benefits in relation to stress and anxiety, appropriate acupuncture points for anxiety and stress, and will also discuss acupuncture in comparison to western treatments.

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Nice Chronic Pain 2021: How to Bring Acupuncture Back Into Your Service

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 12, 2021

New NICE guidelines have recently been published, with new information regarding acupuncture. In this article we discuss what the new guidelines mean for services returning to offering acupuncture, and acupuncture as part of wider care.

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It's just common sense...isn't it?

Dr. Carl Clarkson March 3, 2021

Inequality has dogged humanity throughout the ages, and knowledge privilege has maintained its stranglehold throughout history. But how implicit are we all, in perpetuating this inequality? And are we doing enough to tear down these barriers?

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Tips for Studying Acupuncture A Dyslexics Guide

Tips for Studying Acupuncture - A Dyslexics Guide

Dr. Carl Clarkson February 11, 2021

Take inspiration from a recent learner of ours, who presented us with a few simple ideas that might be able to help. The chances are, these simple study hacks might be able to help everyone get through their acupuncture course successfully.

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What Should Clients Avoid After Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson January 29, 2021

As an acupuncture practitioner, you’ll likely get lots of questions from your clients, including what they should and shouldn't do after treatment. In this article, we discuss a number of things that client's shouldn't do after acupuncture treatment in order to maximise their outcome.

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How Does Acupuncture Fit Into the Bigger Picture

Eleanor Brown January 5, 2021

Eleanor reflects on her learnings from her recent Acupuncture Foundation course and how she perceives Acupuncture fitting into the bigger treatment picture.

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Thoughts on Qi and the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach

Dr. Carl Clarkson January 5, 2021

Fresh from undertaking an Acupuncture Foundation course, one delegate reflects on how their understanding and impressions of Qi and the Traditional Chinese approach has changed.

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Therapeutic Benefits of Acupuncture in Palliative Care of Cancer

Claire Goldie December 16, 2020

This article provides an overview of the academic findings surrounding the use of acupuncture as a therapeutic tool in the palliative care of cancer patients.

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Acupressure as a Tool in a Virtual Treatment Room

Claire Goldie December 16, 2020

Having just completed the Women's Health online course, Claire reflects on what she learnt and in particular the use of Acupressure in a virtual treatment room.

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Acupuncture, Somatics & Martial Arts

Samantha Hickey December 16, 2020

Fresh from attending the Acupuncture Foundation course, Samantha reflects on how acupuncture impacts upon her martial arts and somatics dance background.

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Woman running

Reflections from the Acupuncture Foundation course

Jenna Brassington December 7, 2020

Fresh from attending the Acupuncture Foundation course, Jenna reflects on what she learnt and how it even helped her beat her PB for the half marathon.

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Pregnant woman's stomach

Reflections From Women's Health Needling Course

Rosie Rutter December 7, 2020

Having recently taken the online Women's Health acupuncture course, Rosie Rutter reflects on what she learnt and how it has helped in her treatment of patients.

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Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture?

Dr. Carl Clarkson November 26, 2020

Dry needling and acupuncture are often used in the same context, to describe similar treatments, but are they the same thing? Our guide aims to show the difference between dry needling and acupuncture, from their traditions through to applications.

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The Yellow Emperor, Huang Di

A hugely detailed history of Acupuncture

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 29, 2020

This commentary provides important oversight of the history of acupuncture, covering its roots in Chinese folk medicine to its present-day position in healthcare.

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Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain & Injury

Dr. Carl Clarkson July 29, 2020

Where does acupuncture and dry needling fit in the treatment of shoulder pain, including frozen shoulder and impingement? Discover more in this in-depth article.

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Dr. Carl Clarkson with Acupuncture Dummy

A more logical consideration to NICE

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 26, 2020

Maintaining a vibrant acupuncture service ensures clinicians can continue with an intervention that has a solid, supportive evidence base, whilst ensuring practitioner autonomy is preserved.

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A NICE example of study quality appreciation

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 25, 2020

The strength of acupuncture literature quality was comparable to all other interventions advocated in the NICE guidelines. Findings in acupuncture LBP studies indicates MORE work needs to be done, NOT halted.

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The NICE Sham-bles

Dr. Carl Clarkson April 25, 2020

GDG panel considered it essential that an independent variable was responsible for benefits to the patient. If we look purely at the placebo argument, acupuncture has just as much merit as all of the other inventions proposed, and given the strength and breadth of literature to support it, clinicians would be well within reason to continue to use it

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