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. […]

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 […]