30 Sep 2018

The concept of Yin and Yang is a vital part of the Chinese medicine theory of health.  Here’s a simple explanation.

Yin and Yang are considered to be the two sides of a universal force that influences everything in nature, including us. 

Yin energy is:

  • heavy

  • cool

    ...

2 Jun 2018

You’ll probably know by now that I just love a soup recipe, so here’s a nice simple one for late spring. 

Mustard greens and pork soup

Ingredients

300g mustard greens *

180g lean organic pork

2 slices of fresh ginger

* also known as kai choi

Method

1.            Wash and...

19 Oct 2016

What does autumn mean in Chinese medicine?

Though most of us enjoy autumn, many don't, imagining that it means the end of all good things until spring and summer at last come round again.  But this is a positive time.  In order to have spring and summer, you have to hav...

31 Dec 2015

The gap between Christmas and New Year is, for me at least, a breathing space.  It's the first time in ages that I get a few days to take stock and think about where I am and what I might need in the coming months.  And from the number of phone calls I've received for...

30 Apr 2015

 'I've become so used to being like this that I just think it's normal' was what Anita said to me during her first consultation, referring to the IBS symptoms she'd been suffering from for nine years.  A recent increase in the severity and frequency of her symptoms had...

16 Apr 2015

 It’s IBS Awareness Month, so it seems like the perfect time to have a look at what acupuncture can do for sufferers.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disturbance in the large intestine which is characterised by a range of symptoms.  These include diarrhoea (sometime...

29 Jan 2015

Dare we believe that the days are getting slightly longer?  Even by just the smallest amount?  I think we can, but let's face it there's still a long way to go until the warmer, lighter days of spring.

 

Chinese Medicine has a lot to say about winter and the best wa...

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