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...

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

    ...

7 Jul 2018

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s hot, hot, hot.  So how are you feeling?  Invigorated? Sapped of energy?  Firing on all cylinders? Or flat as a pancake?

The heat affects everyone to varying degrees (sorry for the pun), but did you know heat can invade your bod...

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...

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...

15 Oct 2015

Time and again you'll hear the word 'wellbeing' from acupuncturists and other complementary therapists.  Yes, we can address your physical symptoms, we say, but we also aim to 'improve your general feeling of wellbeing' in the course of treatment.  In fact, we often re...

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