Category Archives: Digestive and bowel problems

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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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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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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Digestion and rebellious Qi

Indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux – whatever you call it, this is a distressing and sometimes very painful condition. Maybe you get pain and discomfort after eating a meal, or you may wake in the night with a frightening pain in … Continue reading

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