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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.

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...

November 1, 2016

Chinese medicine theories are heavily influenced by cycles of time and the menstrual cycle is an obvious example of one of the many rhythmic cycles our bodies have which underlie health and wellness.  It will therefore come as no surprise that acupuncture can be very e...

May 9, 2016

I have lost count of the number of times this week that people have bubbled enthusiastically about the improvement in the weather, summer really feels as though it has started. A few weeks ago it seems a bit premature to be thinking of Summer (the weather forecasts wer...

 

Classical Chinese acupuncture strives to restore balance and encourage free-flow of energy which is thought to encourage the body’s natural ability to self-regulate. Acupuncture is not only beneficial when we are feeling unwell or out of sorts, it has a long history o...

September 11, 2015

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chinese Acupuncture

 

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects up to one in five people at some point in their lives. It is most likely to develop during the early adult years and you have a higher risk of developing IBS if you are a woman.

A d...

July 15, 2015

 

The concepts of Yin and Yang form the bedrock of Classical Chinese Medicine theories, Yin and Yang are commonly represented by this simple black and white circular symbol. 

 

This symbol is a visual representation of the nature of Yin and Yang, illustrating how th...