The Rose

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. Katharine Lee Bates Ah the scent of roses! Love and beauty and English country gardens. The rose however originated in China but of course is now grown worldwide with hundreds of different varieties. As well as a token of love and the subject of copious amounts […]

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I love this photo. It’s very cheeky. It makes me think of the sort of thing that could happen when you get a group of Chinese medicine practitioners together at a dinner party, perhaps during the washing up. So what is cupping and when do we use it? I’d like to say at this point, […]

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Nourishing the Blood

A patient of mine recently asked if I could help her 17-year-old daughter. Probably due to medication for her epilepsy she had been having a continuous heavy menstrual bleed for about 3 years. (It is here I bite my tongue and make no comment about her consultant advising her to “just put up with it”!) […]

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Why choose a British Acupuncture Council registered acupuncturist?

BAcC…..a leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK’s largest professional body for traditional acupuncturists. Acupuncturists who are members will display this logo and/or use the letters MBAcC. When seeking out an acupuncturist, it is important to consider the level of training the […]

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Acupuncture for addiction

One of the areas where acupuncture, specifically ear (auricular) acupuncture, has been used successfully for many years is in drug and alcohol services. Firstly I would say, it makes sense to find non-pharmocological ways of treating drug and alcohol dependency. For a lot of addicts and alcoholics, coming off drugs and alcohol is in many […]

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What is acupuncture?

Today is the start of Acupuncture awareness week. The British acupuncture council are keen to get the message out to the public about what acupuncture is and what treatment can offer. Although most people have heard of acupuncture, for many it might seem an odd approach to health treatment. Some also may not relish the […]

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