Beginners Fermentation: Water Kefir

Along with sauerkraut and it’s variations, water kefir is my favorite fermented food (well, actually a drink). It’s really simple, super versatile, and tastes so good it’ll even convert non-fermentation fanatics! Essentially, water kefir is simply fermented sugar water. You add a starter (kefir ‘grains’ – a colony of yeast and bacteria) to something sweet […]

Chinese Medicine For Adrenal Fatigue

If you always feel tired no matter how much sleep you get, have been suffering with stress over a long periods of time, and are feeling generally run down and low, then you might be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. What is Adrenal Fatigue? Adrenal Fatigue, or Adrenal Exhaustion, describes a state of chronic fatigue, with […]

Beginner’s Fermentation: The Easy Way To Make Your Own (Delicious) Yoghurt

I’ve recently been playing around with making yoghurt, and thought I’d share my results here. My aim is to get you experimenting at home yourself! Why Make Your Own Yoghurt? When it’s cheap and easy to buy, why bother making your own? I reckon there are a few reasons More complex and numerous good bacteria, […]

The Benefits Of Acupuncture

2.3 million traditional acupuncture treatments are carried out in the UK each year, which makes it one of the most popular complementary therapies. In my experience, people come for acupuncture because they are concerned about the side effects of drugs and surgery, and are looking for a more natural alternative. Acupuncture is ideal, as it […]

Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine For Men’s Health

The benefits of Chinese medicine for women are quite well known (for instance in regards to regulating menstrual cycle, treating PMS and helping during pregnancy) but what about the fellas? There’s plenty of help on offer from acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for the men, too – so I thought it was time for a […]

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 […]