Eating: Avoid over consuming foods that cause “dampness.” In Chinese medicine, dampness is the translation of a term that refers to an overaccumulation of fluid. Swelling, cysts, excess phlegm and mucus, and too much fluid in the lungs (pneumonia) are all forms of dampness. Chinese medicine doctors treating coronavirus in China have classified it as […]




Before I go into detail, a warning. Have you ever played the game “Telephone?” Players form a line, and the first player comes up with a message and whispers it into the ear of the second person in the line. The second player repeats the message to the third player, and so on. When the […]

Interesting times indeed

These are interesting times indeed. Though we’re not even four months into the Year of the Rat, this animal known best as a carrier of plagues has already made an indelible mark. Whole countries are shut down, the stock market is in a tailspin, and many facts are getting lost in a mire of hearsay. […]

Interesting times indeed

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COVID-19 and your treatment

Government guidance is as follows (update was 13/03/2020): Have you been to any of the following Category 1 areas in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)? • Have you travelled to any of the following Category 2 (see links above) areas in the last 14 days and have a cough, […]

Immune system boost with moxa

Immune system boost with moxa In Traditional Chinese Medicine, moxibustion as an immune system boost has a history of more than 3000 years. What is moxibustion? Moxibustion is a non-invasive application of a yellow cotton like herb called Moxa to specific acupuncture points on the skin. Once applied, it is then ignited close to the […]

Immune System Boost with Moxa

Hot flashes and Acupuncture 1

What are menopause and hot flashes? Menopause is a natural, permanent ending of your period when the ovaries start to produce less oestrogen.  I know this can be very challenging for you. Hot flashes are a common menopausal symptom, that may be accompanied by rapid heartbeat, sweating and anxiety or nausea. Hot flushes can suddenly […]

acupuncture for hot flashes

Postnatal care in the weeks following childbirth is vital.

I can’t get pregnant – what should I do? 4

I understand how frustrating it feels when you are struggling to get pregnant and it’s just not happening… again. Most of your friends have children and you are constantly questioning yourself whether you will ever be able to become a parent, too. You are visiting family or friends for a gathering who have kids. You notice how happy they are. […]