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Squash Salad with Tahini Dressing


August 23, 2016 0 comments Recipes

This is a lovely salad with a vibrant array of colours, perfect for eating outdoors on a sunny day. Squash builds Qi or energy, is easy on the digestion and the herbs help relieve stagnant energy. Mint is cooling and … Continued

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Egg Freezing – What The Papers Say!


April 21, 2016 0 comments Fertility, Women's Health

Newspaper headlines have been screaming about soaring numbers of women freezing their eggs. Is this all down to Apple and Facebook offering their female employees the ‘job perk’ of egg freezing? The headlines were prompted by the fertility sector regulator, … Continued

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Win a Free Acupuncture Treatment


February 26, 2016 0 comments Special offers and competitions

This year to celebrate Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 7-13th 2016) I’m running a competition for a free acupuncture treatment in East Dulwich or at Training Points in Crystal Palace.  As I’ve recently dipped into the social media world of Twitter … Continued

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Pregnancy and Swimming


February 22, 2016 0 comments Pregnancy

Swimming is a particularly good exercise in pregnancy, as the water helps to support your extra weight. This can be a huge relief, especially in the third trimester. And unlike some other forms of aerobic exercise, swimming helps you to … Continued

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Top tips for managing strains and sprains


February 22, 2016 0 comments Pain and Injury

As an acupuncturist I often see muscular and tendon injuries and occasionally ligament problems. Treatment helps speed up repair, though the hardest part of rehab for some clients is adjusting their behaviour to let the injury heal.   Here are my top … Continued

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Breast engorgement: what causes it and how to get relief


November 16, 2015 0 comments Pain and Injury, Pregnancy, Women's Health

What causes your breasts to engorge, ache, harden, and feel like they’ll burst any second, and what can you do for breast engorgement relief?   What is breast engorgement? During your first week after birth, whether you’re breastfeeding or not, … Continued

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Special discounts to celebrate the launch of NEST London


November 5, 2015 0 comments Fertility, News, Pregnancy

I’m proud to announce the launch of our new website NESTLondon.com.  I’ve been working with my NEST colleagues for a number of years now and we have a fantastic website for you, which will help you get the tailored help … Continued

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Hypnotherapy can help morning sickness – NEST London hypnotherapist Kristin Hayward explains why


October 21, 2015 0 comments Pregnancy, Stress

Hypnotherapy can be very effective as a treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Stress and tiredness can contribute to nausea, but by practising hypnotherapy regularly will not only reduce stress but give the pregnant woman positive messages about food. … Continued

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A Nutritional Therapy View – NEST Nutrionist Debra Whelehan, offers her tips on what to eat to combat nausea


October 21, 2015 0 comments Food and supplements, Pregnancy

Nutritionally, it is important to try and eat little and often, and include protein with every meal or snack, which helps to balance blood sugar and prevents an empty stomach. Protein shakes can be useful for this if eating solid food … Continued

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Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy – how acupressure can help


October 21, 2015 0 comments Health, Pregnancy, Stress

Usually morning sickness is a good sign that the pregnancy is progressing well and often for women who have struggled to get pregnant it is a reassuring sign. But for some women it can be debilitating and even life threatening … Continued

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