Articles

Strengthen Your Digestive System This Christmas

We usually aim not to overindulge at this time of year, but it can be hard not to give in to temptation! For some the result of doing so is worse than for others. If you tend to have a weak digestive system, with symptoms of bloating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea, a few sessions of acupuncture and herbs can begin to strengthen this area.

continue reading »

Seasonal Interest Spring – Oriental Style

Spring has sprung, goes one of the clichéd sayings. It has so many more facets in the Oriental understanding – considering there are five seasons, not four! There are many ‘concordances’ connected with every different time of year, for instance the development commonly associated with spring is birth, new beginnings TCM says that the underlying climate is ‘wind’, the organs ruled by spring are the liver and gallbladder, the sense is that of sight, the associated emotion is anger and the temperament, depression.

continue reading »

Calm your Anxiety without Medication

These days there are so many reasons to make you worry: from global events, paying bills, sitting for exams, keeping your family happy – whether that means trying to bring up children or looking after ageing parents, to keeping up with the latest technological developments, all while still maintaining a good life-work balance – phew! All these situations can impact on your own health and lead to anxiety that affects everyone – either you or someone close to you – from time to time.

continue reading »

Resveratrol – The fountain of youth?

I remember reading how red wine is actually good for you – all my friends were celebrating, while I couldn’t, however, as I don’t enjoy its taste! (I’m a white wine lover). Then I discovered ‘resveratrol’ which is available in a capsule, one being equal to 26 glasses of it, and found out some very interesting facts about it.

continue reading »

Acupuncture and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

Infertility or the inability to conceive can be devastating both physiologically and psychologically to both women and men. There are a great many causes in infertility, including:

Perhaps the most common and well-known cause of infertility is that of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS in women. Its cause is uncertain but it is theorized to be due to genetics and lifestyle. A family history of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance are known to increase the risks of having PCOS.

continue reading »