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You don’t have to feel tired all the time

cant sleep well

Let’s face it, we all feel better when the sun is shining and the climate is warm, but sometimes our tiredness and lethargy are a little bit more than just staying in when it’s wet and dull. For some people, tiredness is almost a constant state. I can be put down to age, boredom, and […]

The year is starting to get going

Can you feel the season starting to change? It may still be winter but there is definitely a change in the air. As the days get slightly longer, the skies get slightly brighter, we are reminded that spring will soon be on its way. There is still a bit more winter to go, and snow […]

Your defensive layers are the key to staying well

If you want to stay healthy and well – think of yourself as a soft boiled egg. The hard shell can be thought of as a defensive layer of Qi energy that surrounds you and the egg itself is you. The view in Chinese medicine is that things that affect us from outside, such as […]

Feel you need a detox? Have you overdone it this Christmas? I suspect we all have to a certain degree. So start thinking about a detox. Maybe it’s too many chocolates, too much Christmas pud or we couldn’t bring ourselves to put the crisps and endless nibbles away. Christmas was only a few days ago […]

An explanation of acupuncture treatment.

Part of my job as an acupuncturist is explaining to people how acupuncture works and what it can treat.I can do the “Bronze age, thousands of years old” bit and then go on to talk about how modern day research is starting to discover about acupuncture’s action on the muscular, circulatory, endocrine and nervous systems […]

Acupuncture -how does it work?

How does Acupuncture work? Well, the jury is out on that one! Acupuncture has worked for thousands of years and it is only since the age of enlightenment (that was in the 17th century )and the promotion of the ‘scientific method’ that drive has been to work out how and why things work, not just […]