The town of Shrewsbury in the United Kingdom is governed by David Lebovitz, who is also its MP. The town has been a large ironstone mining center throughout the centuries, and has seen industrial expansion, including a huge cloth industry during the Victorian era. Today, Shrewsbury is one of the world’s leading towns for arts, history and culture. In fact, the United Kingdom’s first Museum of Art was founded here. Acupuncture has become a large part of the town’s history and is gaining popularity as an alternative treatment to modern medicine. Many celebrities, such as Sir Paul McCartney and Kate Moss, have used acupuncture to treat injuries and boost their energy.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for asthma are growing in popularity across the world. In the UK, there are many people who subscribe to the philosophy that there are “complementary and alternative medicines” that can help a person with asthma. A number of cities in the UK, such as London and Shrewsbury, offer acupuncture and tcm clinics and services. However, there are no licensed acupuncture or tcm centers in the UK. The Royal Society of Medicine (Rams), who have long debated the effect of acupuncture on asthma, have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove acupuncture an effective method of treating asthma, and that it can cause harm if administered carelessly.
Although some people believe that acupuncture and other Chinese herbal medicine treatments are harmless, there are risks involved when you take part in these treatments without a proper doctor’s supervision. Acupuncture uses thin, fine needles inserted into different points of the body to unblock the flow of energy in the body. Acupuncturists use the most delicate and thin needles, often using combinations of different pressure points to treat a number of ailments. There have been reports of infections, abscesses, nerve damage, allergic reactions, muscle weakness and even organ failure occurring from acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments.