Category Archives: self-help

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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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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Dizziness – like being blown about by the wind

Dizziness and vertigo are common problems, and ones that Western medicine may find difficult to explain and treat. You may have a background feeling of slight unsteadiness, or sudden waves of dizziness when you feel you may fall, or episodes … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions: yangshen, the Chinese tradition of nourishing life.

Let’s face it, New Year resolutions about healthy living can be a bit predictable: ‘go to the gym every day’, ‘go back to Weight Watchers’, ‘relax more by meditating’. This is not surprising given that government, doctors and nurses generally … Continue reading

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How much acupuncture will I need?

One of the most difficult questions to answer is “how much acupuncture will I need?” Just a few treatments may do the trick if you are relatively young and healthy with just a single recent health problem – something like … Continue reading

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