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The Coconut Water of Teas: Cloud Pass

May 27 | No Comments on The Coconut Water of Teas: Cloud Pass

If you are struggling in the heat and especially if you crave the cooling, sweet and velvety taste of coconut water, I have something to add to my Summer Tips article:   Try ‘cold-brewing’  Cloud Pass tea!   Cloud Pass is an organic, wild-harvested white tea with a peachy coloured licqour and meadow-sweet flavour.   […]

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Barley Water

March 9 | No Comments on Barley Water

Some say that barley water is the secret to long life. It’s been rumoured that the Queen of England drinks it daily.   Barley water can be a refreshing summer drink or soothing to help the body during convalescence. According to Ayurveda, it is an excellent diuretic and recommended as a home remedy for urinary […]

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The natural force within each of us is that greatest healer of all.

Hippocrates

Settle the Winter Worries

January 15 | No Comments on Settle the Winter Worries

Tomorrow is Blue Monday.   Apparently Blue Monday isn’t based on the results of in-depth research, but instead on a calculation by a British holiday company, based on current weather conditions and debt levels. But the idea caught on, and many dread this day. It appears that winter harbours more stress, anxiety and depression than […]

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It’s Winter… Detox Gently!

January 4 | No Comments on It’s Winter… Detox Gently!

If you feel you need to recover from the holidays, I wrote this for you.   Was your 2016 intense? Have you over-indulged or got stressed over Christmas? Maybe you made some resolutions you now regret, to start the year with a radical detox, a fasting cleanse or an extreme diet change and much exercise? […]

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Enegy flows where attention goes.

Home Care Tips for Morning Sickness

October 16 | No Comments on Home Care Tips for Morning Sickness

I have seen spectacular improvements in patients with morning sickness who came in for acupuncture. These are some of the suggestions I make when looking to give home care advice: Eat more often. Eat something, anything, just nibble a first, even if it’s only carbs you can tolerate. As you begin to feel better, you […]

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Better Sleep – the Natural Way

September 18 | No Comments on Better Sleep – the Natural Way

Sleep re-charges your body and is important for your overall balance, health and productivity.   In clinic I see many patients with insomnia and sleep disturbances. In your consultation, I will ask how many hours you sleep, when you go to sleep, whether you have problems falling asleep, staying asleep (and if you wake up, […]

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Puerh Tea for Metabolic Syndrome: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity

September 13 | No Comments on Puerh Tea for Metabolic Syndrome: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity

Did you know there is a medical term for diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity together? Metabolic syndrome. It affects as much as one in four adults in the UK, increasing their risk of heart disease, stroke and other conditions affecting blood vessels.   The most common symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome are: increased waist […]

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Press here… if you feel stuck

September 5 | No Comments on Press here… if you feel stuck

Taichong (Great Rushing) will get things moving! It’s one of the most important points to counteract stagnation, stuckness, lack of flow, which can give rise to physical or emotional problems. Try it for headaches, menstrual cramps, bloating, PMS/PMT, muscle tension, eye problems, hayfever, stress, impatience, irritability.   Find it Move upwards from the space between […]

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