Treat Back Pain without Painkillers

July 4 | No Comments on Treat Back Pain without Painkillers

Back pain is said to affect about one third of the adult population each year, one of the most common complaints seen by GPs. It is the UK’s leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence. It currently costs the NHS and community care services more than £1 billion […]

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Summer Tips

June 20 | No Comments on Summer Tips

Summer means sunshine, long days and abundant energy. Weather and time of the year can significantly influence how we feel, both physically and emotionally. In the theory of Yin and Yang, summer is the most Yang time of the year, hence no surprise that it’s all about expansion, growth, activity and creativity. In Chinese philosophy, summer […]

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Fall seven times, get up eight.

Japanese Proverb

It Takes Two: The Male Factor in Fertility

June 10 | No Comments on It Takes Two: The Male Factor in Fertility

40% of sub-fertility is due to male factor.   The bad news is that the average male sperm count in our population has dropped considerably (by 45% between 1940 and 1990) while the number of men with very low sperm count has trebled. There has also been an increase in abnormal forms. Problems are caused […]

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Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Charting for Fertility Treatment

June 5 | No Comments on Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Charting for Fertility Treatment

When trying to conceive, monitoring the variation in your BBT can give important clues for your Chinese medical diagnosis, to inform and fine-tune your acupuncture treatment.   How your BBT can be relevant A woman’s body temperature changes slightly during her menstrual cycle. Charting BBT helps us understand your body’s rhythm and indicates whether your […]

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Press Here… for Hay Fever

May 15 | No Comments on Press Here… for Hay Fever

Chinese medicine links seasonal allergies with an energetic deficiency in one or more of the organ systems: Kidneys, Liver, Lung or Stomach. For example, itchy eyes are related to the Liver system, while a runny nose and stuffy chest point towards the Lung system. With the Kidneys being at the root of all energy in […]

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How to use a neti pot

May 12 | No Comments on How to use a neti pot

In India, neti pots have been used for centuries and are still as popular as toothbrushes. They have also become increasingly popular in the West. Doctors recommend nasal irrigation after nasal surgery. It is meant to help prevent bacteria, dust and chemicals from entering the body and causing irritation or infection.   I discovered jala […]

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Where there is no movement there is pain. Where there is movement there is no pain.

Traditional Chinese Saying

Chinese Face Reading

April 12 | No Comments on Chinese Face Reading

Wrinkles are considered a side effect of ageing. But if you think they are inevitable, think again. Of course, with age your skin will have more sun exposure and may become dry. But the reason lines appear in the first place is the repeated stretching and pulling of skin linked with expressing the same emotions. […]

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In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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