Coping with anxiety the natural way

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Anxiety is perfectly normal emotion to feel, especially if you’re under a lot of stress.  However if you find yourself feeling anxious more of the time than not, and feel like it’s beginning to affect your day-to-day life then this is when anxiety can become a problem. Symptoms Some people suffer from anxiety following a… Read more »

The Top 5 Acupuncture myths

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Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years but it is still a recent addition to the way we try and heal ourselves. Recently we’ve heard about Andy Murray using acupuncture to help with pain and recovery before Wimbledon. And also about Claire Nasir as she was going through fertility issues. But even if… Read more »

The mind-body connection and how it can help you

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A recent article about the mind-body connection made me think. In this study, researchers have been able to show a link between doing some yoga (poses and meditation) and improving a very physical symptom (Atrial fibrillation). As an acupuncturist, this sounds obvious to me. Emotions, mind, the physical body, all this is connected together and… Read more »

How to chose your acupuncturist

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There is nothing more difficult than choosing a new  health practitioner. You want someone that you can trust and will be competent enough to help you with your complaint. So when choosing an acupuncturist, a lot of people rely on word of mouth. Whilst this is a good way to do a first ‘screaning’, there… Read more »

Acupuncture, a holistic therapy

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Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are said to be a holistic therapy. But what does it really mean? Firstly, it means that when doing a diagnostic, the practitioner looks and treats the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. So it is not unusual that a patient coming for, let’s say lower back pain, sees… Read more »