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
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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
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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).
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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
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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
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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
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Thanks for health, Thanks for wealth, Thanks for change, Thanks for stillness. Thanks for friendship, Thanks for family. Thanks for love, Thanks for power, Thanks for wisdom. Thanks for balance, Thanks for harmony, Thanks for vitality. Thanks for purity, Thanks for perfection.
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 in
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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
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Insomnia is an all pervasive nuisance. With Acupuncture Awareness Week shortly upon us in the UK (25th February until 3rd March), singer and actress Toyah Willcox has been talking about the great success she has had with acupuncture for insomnia, pain and improving all round well being for over 30 years. “I
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