Author Archives: charlottepaterson2013

Strengthening our lungs: self-help and acupuncture

Autumn – the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – is also the time when our lungs need our help the most. Maybe you have a tendency for colds to go onto your chest, or have asthma or other chronic … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for shingles and post- herpetic neuralgia

Shingles is an extremely painful rash and ‘flu like illness, caused by the chickenpox virus (more details here).  It is due to a re-activation of a previous infection. Most people who have shingles seek advice and treatment from their GP … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for when we are overheated.

As our summer heatwave continues you may be feeling some of the problems with overheating: such as tiredness, irritability, restless sleep, headaches, and poor concentration. When it is the weather that is hot, we can usually find a way of … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome means different things to different people. You may have a lot of pain, bloating and wind and/or constipation or diarrhoea, or both. Maybe you sometimes have a very urgent need to go to the toilet- something that … Continue reading

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Acupuncture in pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time, full of energy and joy, but sometimes problems threaten to spoil the full enjoyment of the event. Maybe everyone else is celebrating your pregnancy but morning sickness is making you feel like death warmed … Continue reading

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