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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Acupuncture
Acupuncture
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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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Acupuncture
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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
Acupuncture
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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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Detox
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Spring detox

Spring is a good time of the year to try a detox.  Reducing your toxic load is a beneficial to long term health.  Our digestive systems spend much of our energy digesting our food.  Eating simple foods for a few days can give the body a chance to unload any toxic waste that the body […]

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Herbs and supplements
Acupuncture
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Magnesium – Why I love it!

Magnesium is the supplement I recommend the most.  It has such a wide range of uses, due to multiple functions within the body.  The soil in which our vegetables grow are depleted of  essential minerals including magnesium, which means we tend not to take in enough through food.  Stress and sweating from exercise, drinking coffee […]

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