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. . . if your chronic pain has a deeper root, you need to work with a practitioner who has time and space to help you to explore your pain, help you to really get to know it, why it is there, and ultimately what needs to shift to allow healing.

Our lives are cushioned from the true nature of the seasons, we live in heated, insulated homes, eat unseasonal foods grown in far off lands and flick on light switches to brighten the gloom. This modern lifestyle is far easier than the lives of our ancestors, but the...

I was reading an interesting study today that explored whether a positive attitude and active approach makes any difference to the prognosis for long term back pain. This study compared patients who took an active approach to tackling their lower back pain to those who...

Happiness is a journey, not a destination . . .

This is the season of Late Summer, a time for gathering in the harvest, a time to reflect, a time to contemplate; it is the momentary pause in the breath of the seasons as the seasonal energies quietly gather before beginn...

Yin and Yang energy are the two principle building blocks of Chinese medicine theory, every aspect of everything can be described in terms of Yin and Yang qualities. Yang energy is more active, more vibrant; it is heat, motion, brightness and associated with the functi...

March 2, 2017

What is ‘health’? It cannot be given to you on prescription when we feel broken enough to fight for an appointment to see our GP. The World Health Organisation defines health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of d...

February 1, 2017

As I sit to write this, snow flurries are swirling past my window – Winter has finally arrived in all its glory, which must mean Spring is just around the corner. According to the Chinese calendar, Spring starts in early February which might sound a bit premature, but...