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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Christmas muffin recipe

If like me you’ve not got the time to make the full blown Christmas cake or perhaps more importantly you really don’t need the extra calories the Christmas season brings, these are an easily digestible, gluten free, fat free, low sugar… yumscious alternative. Here’s my recipe! 3 Eggs 100g sugar (any kind, & you can […]

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Warm Liver salad

At last! I’ve been threatening to do this for a while. A big thank you to a friend for putting this together for me. You know it’s good for you, plenty of iron but…well, it’s knowing what to do with it. This is my effort below and I must say it was delicious. I didn’t […]

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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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Happy bloody birthday….

Two years ago today, my partner and I were in Paris celebrating my 40th birthday. We had a great time, jumping on and off the metro, drinking hot chocolate outside little cafĂ©’s, getting lost in the Louvre…. A lot’s happened in the last two years which has brought to the realisation recently that our responsibilities […]

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9000 Needles

Friday 8th July, 8pm Colchester Arts Centre “Well, thank God this is America and we have a choice. And we have chosen China!” Doug Dearth 9000 needles is a documentary about the personal journey of recovery of Devin Dearth, a successful American businessman who suffers a paralysing stroke. His rehabilitation is hindered by the limitations […]

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