Monthly Archives: March 2016

I just can’t summon up any energy: where has my Qi gone?

Qi (pronounced Chee) is a Chinese word that is usually translated as energy. Qi is the body’s motivating energy. Qi enlivens the body and mind. It is the energy and information that maintains each of us as a unique and … Continue reading

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Can acupuncture help with incontinence and other urinary problems?

Problems with weeing are difficult to talk about! When passing water/urine is painful and frequent, it is usually called cystitis, but when it is too slow, too urgent, or just not fully under your control it is more difficult to … Continue reading

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Living in harmony with Spring

Chinese medicine suggests that we should live our lives in harmony with the seasons. After a long wait, it seems that this weekend the season of Spring has suddenly arrived. This is from the classical Chinese text called the Neijing, … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: acupuncture for period problems

March 8th is International Women’s Day, so I thought I would write to the many women who have problems with their periods. It may be that you suffer with extremely heavy or painful periods or with premenstrual symptoms such as … Continue reading

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