Category: Osteopath & Acupuncturist
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Osteopath for structural, visceral & cranial osteopathy, acupuncturist, electro-dermal screening with Asyra PRO and NAET practitioner.

Andrew Woodhouse was originally from the Neston (Wirral, Cheshire) area and returned to the area having attained his honours degree in osteopathy in '98 from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London. The BSO has more recently been renamed as University College of Osteopathy. Andrew studied as a mature student, having worked in industry for 10 years as an instrument technician & electrician. For 4 of his 5 years at college he participated in a voluntary clinic using cranial osteopathy for children with severe physical & mental Special Needs.

Following graduation Andrew initially worked at;

Since graduating in osteopathy further study has included courses in:-

Andrew's Teaching accomplishments include;

Andrew's areas of special interest include:-

NB Whilst these conditions are of particular interest and Andrew treats people with these conditions, this does not however mean that he claims to cure them.

For allergies & allergy related problems also see;

Asyra PRO Computerised Electrodermal Allergy Testing

Asyra PRO Bio-Energetic Health Screening

& Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques

This is in addition to the relatively simpler mechanical problems of musculo-skeletal aches & pains that an osteopath deals with every working day, including:-


 Western Medical Acupuncture

Medical or Western Acupuncture, also known as Dry Needling is a western adaptation of the use acupuncture needles. This is not Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)! It is used on the basis of modern scientific findings, such as, reduction in excess muscle tension/spasm, stimulating the release of the body's natural pain killing hormones/neurotransmitters (enkephalin & endorphins), local dilation of blood vessels (therefore improving drainage way of inflammation & increase supply of fresh blood for healing), etc.

Typically western medical acupuncture is primarily used to treat musculo-skeletal disorders with a few exceptions i.e. over-active bladder, where TCM points were used, but in a Western way, without a TCM diagnosis.

Whereas TCM acupuncture is traditionally used for almost everything, incl. - musculo-skelatal problems, help to maintain general well-being (i.e. reduce stress, weight loss & smoking cessation), and systemic problems, of which I am not permitted to name here, as apparently that would constitute a claim to cure such conditions.

I can only suggest that you do your own research, for example The World Health Organisation lists a wide variety of diseases &/or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials.


Download attachments for further information: Download pdf  Acupuncture_WHO_full_report.pdf

Evidence Based Acupuncture Website

And probably the largest repository for Health & Medical Research is PubMed - provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (USA)