Our Contract with Heaven

A brief note on the nature of 'ming' and 'xing' and the importance of "nourishing our destiny". In ancient Chinese theory, we have curative medicine to fix what is wrong, preventive medicine to stop what is wrong from occurring, and a third form, which is not well understand in modern medicine - optimisation medicine, which [...]

By | 2017-11-02T00:10:57+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 tips for alleviating chronic pain

What can be done to get the upper hand on repeated discomfort? I treat a lot of people with chronic pain, and it's a symptom close to my heart as making a change to chronic pain can have a huge impact in someone's life. So I thought it would be handy to pass on some [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:42:58+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to find the best acupuncturist in London

What should you bear in mind in finding the best acupuncturist in London? Acupuncture is not regulated in the UK. This effectively means that anyone can buy a box of needles on eBay and call themselves an acupuncturist! Following these five steps will ensure that you find a qualified, safe practitioner who is right for you. [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:44:21+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions that work New Year's Resolutions Make your focus count in 2015 - How has your year gone? Happy-thank-you-more-please or rather-not-repeat-thank-you? A little of both I presume. Chinese astronomy, which informs the agriculture necessary for civilisation, recognises the cycles of nature, particularly in the context of yinyang and wuxing (the 5 Elements). At [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:44:57+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter Warmer Beetroot Soup

Hmmm, delicious! Beetroot is an absolute super food: The rich red-purple colour is provided by anti-carcinogens such as the antioxidant betacyanin, which are understood to prevent mutated cancerous growth of cells and have anti-inflammatory properties, and can greatly improve the uptake of oxygen. The juice - 250ml every day has been shown to reduce [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:45:54+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tough Mudder Massages

Tough Mudder runs 10-12 mile muddy obstacle course events throughout the world with the tagline "Probably the toughest event on the planet". These events have exploded onto the UK scene in the last couple of years, with between 12,000 and 18,000 participants per weekend, and between 5,000 and 9,000 spectators. There have already been over [...]

By | 2013-09-26T22:52:24+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anxiety – Case History

Patient A comes for acupuncture to help deal with anxiety and panic attacks. He also reports a strong feeling of insecurity and tension. Upon further questioning he reveals he wakes once to twice in the night, with anxiety and palpitations coming and going randomly, but particularly lying in bed. He describes himself as a "hot [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:46:55+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy heart with acupuncture

The Cardiovascular or Circulatory System Heart disease is one of the biggest medical concerns in the world today, and there is much positive research on how, what and whether acupuncture can help. According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), in 2010 (their most recent reliable published figures) cardiovascular disease was the biggest killer [...]

By | 2013-05-08T16:03:46+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fasting for health

One great way to keep your digestive system at optimum level is to practice weekly fasting for health benefits and weight loss (also called 'intermittent fasting') - either for one day, two days or two separate days each week. Fasting is the abstinence of all or some food types (and often drink too) for a certain period; [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:48:32+00:00 April 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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