Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of health conditions, including painful periods. The practice involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, called acupoints, to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. One of the… Read More »How does Acupuncture help with painful periods?
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used for centuries to support fertility and improve the chances of successful pregnancy. In recent years, these traditional therapies have also been used in conjunction with in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to increase the chances of successful pregnancy. Acupuncture is believed to help regulate… Read More »How do Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine support the IVF process?
UPDATE 03/11/2020 A quick update following the government announcements about the new national lockdown. As a health service, I want to assure you that throughout this period our clinic will still be open and here to provide you our normal services. We will continue to uphold the highest standard of cleanliness… Read More »COVID-19 and your treatment
A client of mine, who wants to remain anonymous, has written this blog post. She came to see me for Acupuncture treatments to help her with Contraceptive detox, which, in addition to other drospirenone based oral contraceptives, appears to be unsafe. She wanted to document her experiences with Yasmin in order to… Read More »A Perspective On Acupuncture – Contraceptive detox
Many people are not aware that there are numerous Traditional Chinese medicine products you can use safely at home at times when you might not be able to see your acupuncture practitioner in person. I have compiled a round-up of the most common products for you that are available to… Read More »8 Traditional Chinese Medicine products you can use safely at home
Finding the best acupuncturist in London for you, especially if you’ve never had acupuncture before, can be a little awkward and daunting. You don’t know what to expect. Even before you make the appointment, you aren’t really sure how to pick the right one for you, or how to know… Read More »7 tips on how to find the best Acupuncturist in London for you
BBT Charting Instructions Basal Body Temperature measuring instructions are below. Please download a blank chart above. Cycle The first day of menstruation is Day 1 of the cycle. Start a new chart on that day.If menstruation starts during the day, transfer that morning’s temperature to a new chart. Temperature Glass/mercury… Read More »Basal Body Temperature
Most often than not, the most rewarding things in life require a certain amount of preparation. As you begin to think about pregnancy, consider taking three months prior to your goal month to start preparing for fertility, in other words, get your body ready for conceiving. Why three months you… Read More »Preparing for fertility
Movement: Get regular, moderate exercise. Regular exercise helps keep our immune system healthy and builds lung capacity and endurance. Breaking a sweat on a regular basis allows our body to excrete toxins that don’t get cleared as well through other channels. Many of us will have been stuck in our… Read More »Movement
Get plenty of sleep. Even before this coronavirus crisis changed our lives, sleep disorders were one of the most common reasons people sought medical care. With increased stress and uncertainty, even those who previously slept well may come to find it challenging to get adequate rest. Do some research and… Read More »Sleep and rest
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… Read More »Eating
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… Read More »Interesting times indeed
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… Read More »Immune system boost with moxa
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… Read More »Hot flashes and Acupuncture
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… Read More »I can’t get pregnant – what should I do?
Blocked nose? Try this Acupressure technique to clear it quickly. Yes, it’s that season again, the change from warm weather to cold and wet days. I am seeing so many people right now with colds and blocked noses. There is an easy way to get some relief, however, a very… Read More »Blocked nose? Here’s how to clear it quickly
The Science of Acupuncture is a fascinating full length documentary going behind the scenes to explain the Science behind Acupuncture and how it works. To find out more about `Acupuncture contact me to discuss your particular situation.