Tag Archives: Wood element

Acupuncture and depression: ‘Gate of Hope’

The acupuncture point Qimen, translated as ‘Gate of Hope’, is an example of an acupuncture point that may be especially useful for people with depression. However, depression – a state of persistent and severe low mood – is associated with … 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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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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Sports injuries – getting the Qi to flow freely

Injuries to our tendons, ligaments and joints are both painful and immensely frustrating. Suddenly the everyday and sporting activities that we take for granted become very difficult. These injuries can be sudden, or can come on slowly. Either way, the … Continue reading

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