http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-pr-press-releases/4344-burnt-out-brits-struggle-with-stress.html?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=news&utm_source=social We will always encounter stressful events in our lives, its unavoidable. Our response is, I suppose, an evolutionary thing, e.g when our ancestors were faced with a woolly mammoth, it was an advantage to have the body flooded with adrenaline, the heart & respiration rate increase to aid a quick getaway and ensure survival. … Continue reading Burnt out Brits struggle with stress
I was chatting to a patient this morning about yoga retreats and it led me to reflect back on the ones I've been on. The first one was way back when I first started studying Chinese medicine. It was a fantastically fun bachorlorette phase of my life. I was keen to make big changes in … Continue reading Yoga retreats
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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
I've been away this w/e on a yoga retreat. I'd thought to take lots of photos and write a blog whilst I was there but then I realised that was counter-intuitive. I'd gone on the retreat to take some time out, so I switched off my phone and did exactly that. The Venue The retreat … Continue reading Yoga adventure
I wanted to share this fabulous walk we did over the Christmas holidays. It's the first time I've been to Norfolk and this was probably the best walk I've done in a long time. We parked at the pay and display car park at Sheringham railway station. We crossed over the railway track and directly … Continue reading Winter coastal walking
I love nosing around Sante health shop which is below my treatment room in Trinity st, Colchester. Linda, who owns the shop is very particular about what she sells. Where possible everything is organic and ethically produced. They sell an array of high quality supplements and over the counter remedies (check out the manuka honey … Continue reading Raw chocolate mulberries, a christmas gift idea!
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