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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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Numb hands or feet – successful treatment with acupuncture

If you suffer from a lack of feeling in the hands or feet, like a numbness, you will know how unpleasant and disabling it can be. Although Chinese medicine and acupuncture does not always help these symptoms, I have recently … Continue reading

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Treating the root of your problem

If you are someone with several different health problems, acupuncture and Chinese medicine is especially useful. Your Western medicine doctor is likely to treat each of these separately, which can bring benefits but can also lead to a complicated list … 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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Acupuncture for grief, bereavement and loss

Grief is a natural reaction to a major loss or bereavement, and less extreme feelings of grief, yearning, or regret accompany the loss of valued possessions or lost opportunities and dreams. Grief may also lead to physical symptoms such as … Continue reading

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