Recommended Reading: ‘Brodo, A Bone Broth Cookbook’ by Marco Canora

If you’ve been with me for any time, you’ll have heard me extolling the virtues of bone broth. So I was very happy to hear about ‘Brodo’ – a bone broth cookbook by New York broth fanatic Marco Canora. Canora, an multi-award winning chef, runs Hearth, a ‘farm-to-table’ restaurant in New York’s East Village. One […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine For Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It can begin at any age, but once it appears it is normally chronic (long lasting) When severe, it can be itchy or painful, and it can really effect quality of life. The NHS website quite happily tells […]

Acupuncture For Migraines

For some reason, I have had a recent surge of people coming to my clinic for help with migraines, so I thought this would be a good blog post topic. There’s plenty to say, as acupuncture can be an extremely effective treatment for migraines! Let’s start with the research: MRI scans show specific changes in […]

Prostatitis

Chinese Medicine For Prostatitis And BHP

Prostatitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BHP) both refer to swelling of the prostate, a small gland tucked underneath the bladder in men (women don’t have prostates). Prostatitis/BHP can be acute (short term) or chronic (long term) and can have a number of causes. Acute prostatitis is caused by an infection. It comes on quickly and […]

Acupuncture For Knee Pain

Acupuncture For Knee Pain

ACUPUNCTURE FOR KNEE PAIN Knee pain is common and can be hard to treat, and knees injuries are often slow to heal due to the relatively poor blood flow to the area. Luckily, acupuncture can help. This is an area with quite a few studies behind it. For instance, researchers at the Hong Kong School […]

Recommended Reading: ‘The Art Of Fermentation’ By Sandor Katz

As you may know, I’m a big fan of fermentation (my most recent experimentation has been with with sourdough bread)… and this book ‘The Art Of Fermentation’ is pretty much my bible. If you ever wanted to ferment anything, this book will show you how! in the first 30 or so pages, Katz first of […]

Chinese medicine for vertigo and dizziness

Chinese Medicine For Vertigo And Dizziness

Vertigo and dizziness can be caused by a number of different things – often it is an inner ear problem, for instance labrynthitis. The diagnosis ‘benign paroxysmal positional vertigo’ (or ‘BPPV’) is often used, and is believed to be caused by debris in the inner ear. Vertigo and dizziness also occur as a symptoms in […]

Chinese Medicine For Night Sweats

Chinese Medicine For Night Sweats

Night sweats are a common symptom of menopause, and can also effect non-menopausal women and men. When severe, they really interfere with quality of life and make it impossible to sleep well. Chinese Herbal medicine is an ideal treatment for night sweats, whether menopausal or not, and it can work quite quickly and dramatically to […]

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

For pregnant women, acupuncture has a lot to offer, and this post is a brief run down of some of acupuncture’s benefits during pregnancy. Acupuncture provides a drug-free alternative to many of the problems that women can experience during pregnancy, including many of those which are sometimes considered to simply be ‘part and parcel’ of […]