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15
Jan

Settle the Winter Worries

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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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04
Jan

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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18
Sep

Better Sleep – the Natural Way

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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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05
Sep

Press here… if you feel stuck

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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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04
Jul

Treat Back Pain without Painkillers

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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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20
Jun

Summer Tips

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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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09
Mar

The Five Elements

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Closeness to nature is important in Chinese philosophy. We are like a microcosm of the world around us. Nature inside us follows similar patterns with nature around us and we are balanced when the elements (or phases) within us are balanced. Each of our organs is assigned to an element, and within the elements we […]

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08
Feb

Spring Tips

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The year of the Red Monkey starts today. In the Chinese calendar, the first day of the new year is also the first day of Spring. Winter was all about nourishing ourselves and conserving our energy. Spring is a time for regeneration and new beginnings.   Element: Wood, an upwards moving energy.   Organs: Liver […]

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11
Nov

Winter tips

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In Winter, Nature appears to stay still while it replenishes itself below the surface. From a Chinese medicine perspective, Winter is linked with   Element: Water – a strong generative force from deep within.   Organs: Kidneys and Bladder. The Kidneys harbour our essence and vitality, the source of all energy in our body, on […]

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14
Sep

Autumn tips

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It’s Autumn in the Chinese calendar. Autumn is the season when Nature contracts and goes inwards, letting go of what it created through the year in a grand final display. From a Chinese medicine perspective, we are microcosms of the natural world that surrounds us and Autumn is linked with   Element: Metal – giving […]

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