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Relieving facial pain, sinusitis, tension and so much more : the acupuncture point ‘Hegu’

Each acupuncture point has a whole range of different effects. This is one reason why acupuncture can treat a number of conditions at once and can be personalised to each individual. So it is not a question of choosing one … Continue reading

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Treating fibromyalgia with acupuncture to circulate your Qi

Pains all over your body, extreme tiredness, difficulty with concentration and sleep – this combination of symptoms is often due to a condition called fibromyalgia. If you are someone who suffers from fibromyalgia you may have found that Western medical … Continue reading

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Avoid coughs, colds and virus infections – strengthen your Wei Qi!

Don’t you just hate getting a bad cough, cold or ‘flu – like illness …. it is always so much worse than we imagine! And if we get them frequently it can make us really unwell and unable to get … Continue reading

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Keeping our energy levels up

Have you ever wondered why some people have more life energy than others? Why some people can go, go, go all day their whole lives and others struggle to make it day to day? The following explanation, based on the theories … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and depression: ‘Gate of Hope’

The acupuncture point Qimen, translated as ‘Gate of Hope’, is an example of an acupuncture point that may be especially useful for people with depression. However, depression – a state of persistent and severe low mood – is associated with … Continue reading

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