Category Archives: Damp

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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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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Acupuncture for people with headaches

Maybe you suffer from migraines – vicious sick headaches that send you to bed for the day; or severe tension headaches – a gripping pounding pain round your head that can last all day; or  dull daily headaches- spoilers that … Continue reading

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Healthy eating: scientific evidence supports Chinese medicine recommendations

Chinese medicine advice on healthy eating, handed down over thousands of years, is now being supported by the latest scientific research. Take the research into the ‘microbiome’, for example. The term microbiome is used to describe the 100 trillion microbes … Continue reading

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