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Finding the Quiet Within: Qigong and Meditation


December 7, 2014 0 comments Health

Are you overworked and overwrought? Are you tense, always tired and generally ‘under the weather’? These are things I hear often from my clients. Living in London is a rollercoaster of activity from waking up in the morning to bedtime; […]

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Gua sha: traditional healing for our modern times


July 4, 2014 0 comments Health

Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional Chinese Medicine, often used with acupuncture. It involves press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing release of blood from blood vessels […]

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How To Stop The Common Cold In Its Tracks


December 11, 2013 0 comments Health

The common cold comes in two main forms in traditional Chinese medicine, which could be interpreted as types of viruses – Wind Cold and Wind Heat.  The symptoms are different in each case.  But crucially the virus or pathogen, as […]

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Fight The Common Cold Naturally with Aromatherapy


December 11, 2013 0 comments Health

In another article we covered how Chinese Medicine can help reduce the duration and intensity of a cold if caught early (How To Stop The Common Cold In Its Tracks), but other natural therapies have much to offer too.  In […]

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Fight The Common Cold Naturally with Homeopathy


December 11, 2013 0 comments Health

In another article we covered how Chinese Medicine can help reduce the duration and intensity of a cold if caught early (How To Stop The Common Cold In Its Tracks), but other natural therapies have much to offer too.  In […]

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What Your Tongue Can Tell You


August 27, 2013 0 comments Health

The strong sunlight this summer has enabled me to inspect people’s tongues in good natural light.  I’ve been more involved in discussions with clients about their tongues as a consequence.  Their curiosity has prompted me to explain why I look […]

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Sleep Better With Acupuncture


February 25, 2013 0 comments Health

Sleep problems can manifest in difficulties getting to sleep, waking early, waking frequently in the night or not waking feeling refreshed.  In February 2013 my professional body campaigned to raise awareness about the benefits of acupuncture for sleep.  Singer Toyah […]

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Boosting Your Energy In Winter


December 17, 2012 0 comments Health

If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone.  “Lack of energy” is something I often hear.  People work long hours, look after their children and home, and worry about how to juggle all these demands. Now with the […]

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Preparing for Autumn, the Chinese Way


September 18, 2012 0 comments Health

We’ve now had the wettest summer in 100 hundred years, so let’s hope for a drier Autumn.  In Chinese Medicine, changing seasons are key time for health maintenance.

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Back to Work, Back to Stress?


September 5, 2011 0 comments Health

The summer holidays are over; its back to work and your inbox is overflowing with emails.  How do you feel?  Tension in your neck and shoulders, aware of that niggly back pain as you sit at your desk, or feel […]

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