27 Mar 2019

Any of you who follow me on Instagram will know I love to travel.  And you’ll probably also know how hard I try to find relevance to acupuncture in what I see and do when I’m away!  So my trip to Japan last month was no exception.

I could wax lyrical abou...

9 Feb 2019

Hands up who’s thrown themselves into intense physical exercise since the new year.

A lot of you, I bet.  But winter isn’t the time for hardcore cardio work, least of all in the weather we’ve been having lately.  It’s the most Yin time of year, and therefore a time of q...

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...

2 Jan 2018

Happy New Year to you!  Raring to go?

While New Year is a positive time it’s also a bit grey and a bit dark, and despite (at least theoretically) having had a rest over the festive season, we tend to be a bit low on energy at this time of year.  When you’ve taken the de...

4 Jun 2015

I have to admit that sometimes I cringe when I hear myself use the word 'energy' when I'm talking about acupuncture.  Being not the least bit woo-woo by nature, I always feel it sounds a bit original-series-of-Star-Trek and hardly credible at all.

 

But the fact is we ar...

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