What Should You Be Eating When You’re Pregnant?

[Guest post by freelancer Jane Sandalwood] Your baby’s health depends largely on what you eat during pregnancy, which is why expecting women should pay particular attention to the foods they consume. Pregnant women need more vitamins and minerals, such as folate and calcium, and some foods should be avoided. Pregnant women also need to monitor [...]

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The Transforming Power of Physical Fitness for Addiction Recovery and Mental Health

[guest blog] There’s a reason why most addiction recovery centers include a physical fitness component. Exercise enhances the mood and eases anxiety like nothing else can. Because it triggers the release of endorphins and other feel-good chemicals, it can give a natural high to replace the artificial ones you sought with drugs and alcohol. [...]

By |2019-06-26T15:33:43+01:00October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Transforming Power of Physical Fitness for Addiction Recovery and Mental Health

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+00:00November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Contract with Heaven

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 [...]

By |2018-02-08T12:20:54+00:00June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 tips for alleviating chronic pain

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+01:00May 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to find the best acupuncturist in London

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+01:00January 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

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+01:00December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Winter Warmer Beetroot Soup

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+01:00September 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tough Mudder Massages

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+01:00June 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Anxiety – Case History