Category Archives: Yin and Yang

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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Sleeping problems – giving the Shen a strong calm place to rest

Chinese medicine treats every person as an individual. So when you come to me for help with your sleep my first job is to understand your health in an all-round way, by asking you about every aspect of your health. … 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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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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Living in harmony with Spring

Chinese medicine suggests that we should live our lives in harmony with the seasons. After a long wait, it seems that this weekend the season of Spring has suddenly arrived. This is from the classical Chinese text called the Neijing, … Continue reading

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