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China

My China trip went well. Nanjing is a lovely city, vibrant and green.  The acupuncture course was observation of two Traditional Chinese Medical Doctors in Nanjing university TCM hospital.  We followed their practice for two weeks. Here is my photographic story. https://myalbum.com/album/QaPCpHXOtF93

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

It is common within acupuncture practice to meet people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and find that those people benefit from regular acupuncture. Crohns and ulcerative colitis are two of the the more common IBD.  However, acupuncture continues to struggle with convincing the medical profession in the UK that acupuncture can be better than drugs. […]

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Nanjing here I come!

I have some very exciting news. I have been given the job of Clinic Director for Acupuncture  at The College of Naturopathic Medicine and have been given the opportunity to go to China for two weeks to work alongside acupuncturists in Nanjing University Hospital. I am going out in September with three of our newly […]

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meditation, Tai chi
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Vipassana meditation classes

I am now offering Vipassana meditation classes. Vipassana, or ‘insight’ meditation is a training of the mind: Vipassana is the oldest of Buddhist meditation practices. The method comes directly from the Satipatthana Sutta [Foundations of Mindfulness], a discourse attributed to the Buddha himself. Vipassana is a direct and gradual cultivation of mindfulness or awareness. It […]

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Herbs & supplements, naturopathy, Women's health
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MORE ON METABOLIC TYPE AND DIET

  Slow Oxidizers A slow oxidizer is an individual who’s Thyroid and Adrenal glands are underactive, resulting in a slower metabolism. Slow Oxidizers are more prone to chronic fatigue, weight gain, Copper toxicity, hypoglycemia and a slower digestive system leading to fewer bowel movements. Slow Oxidizers tend to do better taking dietary enzymes with their […]

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Spotlight on hayfever

If you are someone who suffers with hay fever, now is the time to start treatment, before the season begins.  Acupuncture is an effective way to treat the immune system.  It reduces inflammation and strengthens the lung function.  The mast cells in the nasal passages, eyes and throat over react to pollen, dust, animal dander […]

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naturopathy
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What is the right diet for you?

What is the right diet for your constitution? By finding out your your metabolic type you may find that your digestive problems are resolved and your energy is enhanced.  Metabolic typing in crucial for anybody who is experiencing autoimmune problems, Chronic fatigue, or cancer.  Each person is biologically individual, non of us are the same, […]

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Tai chi
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T’ai Chi is evidenced based!

T’ai Chi and Qi Gong had a systematic review in 2010 by the American journal of health promotion.in relation to bone health, physical function and falls prevention. Below is the conclusion from this review of the literature. The evidence is exciting and affirming.  My own experience of teaching is that many of my students benefit […]

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Thyme for coughs

Now is the time of the year when we suffer with coughs and colds. Sometimes coughs are hard to shift and chest infections develop. Acupuncture is a useful treatment for any lung problem, opening the bronchioles and resolving phlegm. My favourite recommendation between treatments is is to use thyme. Thyme is a fantastically versatile herb. Use […]

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Herbs and supplements
Acupuncture, Herbs & supplements
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Herbs useful for Arthritis

Herbs can be very useful in the treatment of arthritis. They have been used for centuries all over the world. I tend to use western, Indian and Chinese herbs, depending on the need of the client. Some of the feedback from clients is that they have tried herbs with limited effect. That may be because […]

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Arthritis services
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Osteoarthritis – new research

Osteoarthritis is a condition that mainly your knees, hips, hands, base of big toe, neck and spine. On the two surfaces that form the joint are a thick layer of cartilage, a tough flexible smooth substance. A healthy joint also has synovial fluid, allowing the two surfaces to then glide over each. Over time the […]

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