Chinese Medicine For Constipation

Understanding Constipation In Chinese Medicine There’s a great saying about the causes of constipation in Chinese medicine: It’s either “not enough water to float the boat, or not enough wind to fill the sails“! This means that we can broadly break down the causes of constipation into dryness or weakness. With the dry type constipation […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine For Premature Ejaculation

The majority of men suffer from a form of premature ejaculation (also sometimes called ‘prospermia’) at some point in their lives and, in many cases, it is not a lasting condition. However, it can sometimes last for some time, and when it does, it can seriously impact a man’s confidence and self-image, and put a […]

Acupuncture has long term effects on pain

Two new studies have shown that acupuncture is not only good at treating pain in the short term, but also has long term effects. Researchers from Australia and New Zealand looked at acupuncture for reduction in menstrual pain, and found that the effects were still apparent 1 year later. This randomised controlled trial (published in […]

Acupuncture For Neck Pain

As a general rule, acupuncture is great for treating most kinds of aches and pains, and as you can imagine, neck pain is something I see a lot of in my Bristol acupuncture clinic. Why Does Acupuncture Work For Neck Pain? According to Chinese medicine theory all kinds of pain, stiffness and discomfort are due […]

Recommended Reading: Live Well, Live Long by Peter Deadman

At last a book on yang sheng! If you don’t know, yang sheng (literally ‘nourishing life’) is a very important thread throughout Chinese medicine, but sadly not often talked about. It encompasses all the arts, practices and techniques of self-cultivation. Things you can do improve your health and well-being on all levels. It’s what I’ve […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine For Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

For men, there are few issues that are more difficult to seek help for than erectile dysfunction (or ‘impotence’ to use an older term) and yet it’s a very common condition. Around 40% of men will suffer with it at age 40, which rises to 70% at age 70. Research On Herbs For ED Chinese […]

Acupressure And Massage For Stress

Massage reduces stress? Really? OK, to some people that might seem pretty obvious… but I think that this is an area that’s worth delving into a little bit deeper, and especially the Chinese approach to dealing with stress using massage and acupressure in combination. It’s a very potent treatment that goes way beyond just ‘a […]

Breakfast Ideas: Huevos Rancheros

A suggestion for a healthy (and delicious) breakfast or brunch for you – Huevos Rancheros (Spanish for ‘Rancher’s Eggs’) I probably eat this once or twice per week. It does take a little more time to cook than just pouring a bowl of cereal, but it’s worth the effort. It’s highly nutritious, and high in […]

Acupuncture For Anxiety

People often think of acupuncture as a treatment for physical problems, and search out an acupuncturist when they have a bad back, headaches, or a frozen shoulder. But fewer people think of it as a treatment for mental or emotional conditions, which is a shame, as it’s a very effective treatment these kinds of problems. […]