Free auricular acupuncture trial session

Tim Cann is offering a free trial to members.  He comes in on the first Thursday of the month.  Please speak to Sue or Reception to book.
Tim trained in Auricular Acupuncture (Microsystems Acupuncture) for alcohol and substance addiction and for pain and musculoskeletal conditions, cosmetic acupuncture, Gua Sha and facial cupping at the College of Chinese Medicine in London.  He has been practising in and around the Oxford area for over 7 year.  Tim is a member of the Acupuncture Society, abides by their code of ethics and is fully insured and licensed to practice Acupuncture.  Tim is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) whose key purpose is to protect the public.  The Department of Health recommend you consult with a CNHC registered practitioner.

London Marathon 2014

 The Centre has been awarded a Gold Bond place in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 13 April.  We are now looking for a runner who can raise a substantial amount for the centre (we have to pay £420 for the place), so please spread the word and let the centre know if anyone is interested… 

A new two-part Lancet Series on stem cells outlines exciting new advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Source The Lancet:
A new two-part Lancet Series on stem cells outlines exciting new advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and severe epidermolysis bullosa, a rare but devastating genetic skin disease. In the first Series paper, Professor Neil Scolding and colleagues, outline the latest challenges and exciting potential for stem cell treatment of multiple sclerosis.  For more click here (please note there is an audio link on the bottom right of the screen where Prof Neil Scolding discusses the future role of stem-cell therapies for multiple sclerosis)

Milton Park survey

Each year we ask people who work at Milton Park to complete a survey to help us learn more about their ideas and what they think can be improved across the park. Changes you may have already noticed from previous survey are the new road signs, landscaping and a change in layout in Café Metro.

I ask you to kindly circulate this amongst your staff. All entries will be given the opportunity to enter our free prize draw to win some fabulous prizes including an Apple iPad mini, Amazon Kindle or new Apple iPod Nano.

A comprehensive response to this survey will provide useful feedback and aid us in understanding how best to serve you and your employees, thus ensuring the quality of life for occupiers and business efficiency is maintained at the highest level.

To complete this survey please click the link:

MSsy Meet-up

For the next meet up the plan is to go Bowling at Oxford Bowlplex and have something to eat.
The choice of dates are as follows:-
Wednesday 16th Oct evening
Thursday 17th or
Sunday 27th afternoon or evening
The Bowling will cost £6 and will need to be paid when date is decided.

Essential Road Repairs outside The Centre – Friday 11th October 2013


On Friday the 11th October MEPC will be having road resurfacing carried out on the road outside The Centre.  Please ensure you do not park in these area’s or restrict access in any way.

The contractor carrying out the work will keep disruption to a minimum and access to area’s will be maintained although a certain amount of delay might be inevitable depending at what stage of the works that they are at.

Apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.


Number of multiple sclerosis patients in the UK ‘growing’


Source BBC
The number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the UK is falling while the number of those living with the disease is growing, research shows.
(Note: This is why it is so important to continue to support your local MS Therapy Centre who provide long term care and support for people with MS, their families and carers.)
Read full article here.