It’s Winter… Detox Gently!

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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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I thought raw food was good for me

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You’ve just embarked on a healthy diet – salads, juices, smoothies. Why does your acupuncturist look concerned?   There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods in Chinese medicine. Some foods are just more or less appropriate for an individual at a given time, in a particular climate. A young and healthy individual living a carefree, […]

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Press here… for headaches

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Large Intestine 4 Hegu (Joining Valley) is a point even people who never used acupuncture may be familiar with. It is famous for headaches, cold or flu symptoms like sore throat, chills and fever, runny nose, sinus issues, rhinitis, sinusitis, diziness etc., generally the so-called Wind conditions. In classic texts it is mentioned for disorders […]

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Bone broth

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Bone broth is popular in many cultures around the world. It’s easy to make, tasty, packed with nutrients and easily digested.   Although it can make a great base for a soup, bone broth is designed for healing and not as a main dish, and is meant to be drunk from a mug, like a […]

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Turmeric Paste and Golden Milk

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In Eastern cultures, turmeric has been valued for its medicinal properties for centuries. It has so many benefits that in India it’s known as the ‘spice of life’. Traditional medicinal uses in both traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine include the treatment of liver disease, skin problems, respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, sprained muscles, joint pain and […]

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