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 … Continue reading The Rose
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 … Continue reading Warm Liver salad
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"!) … Continue reading Nourishing the Blood
As a traditional acupuncturist, I treat a whole number of conditions but particularly those related to the natural cycles of a womans life. The potential to bear life can be an important factor in a woman's sense of purpose and worth, therefore menopause can be a turbulant time of change and reflection. Acupuncture is an … Continue reading Is it me or is it hot in here? Acupuncture can ease the journey.
When I first had acupuncture, my chief complaint was the uncontrollable, out of character, unbearable PMT that I experienced each month. My acupuncturist was interested in the way I described myself, in a word: 'nasty'! I found that my life was being disrupted 2 weeks of every month. I would have 2 perfectly normal, happy … Continue reading PMT? I just want to scream.