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How is April’s Health Challenge going? It appears that the radical, transformative power of Spring has really taken hold this year for Chris Packham at the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London! There’s still a week or two to harness Spring’s energy and be part...

The Book of the Month for April is one written by my old professor, Joint Principle of the acclaimed College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and one of the foremost Acupuncturists in Europe, Angela Hicks. One of the wonderful things about Angie is her ability to explain...

April 23, 2019

In April last year, we celebrated the ‘unique’ basin in our clinic’s WC by twinning our loo with one in Pakistan in support of a wonderful charity that brings sanitation to people who desperately need it. We also set up a JustGiving page and popped a toilet toll box on...

March 27, 2019

How is the March Health Challenge going? Forest bathing is something you can benefit from all year round, so it’s not too late to start and it’s a great idea to continue.

Spring is the season of youthful anger and optimism. As April begins nature thrusts forward, utterl...

February 20, 2019

Few people fancy eating watermelon in the snow. Even warmed up, it wouldn’t really appeal on a frosty morning. It’s also not the convention to drink hot chocolate by the pool in 40⁰ heat, but the watermelon would go down well. It seems we have an instinct for the foods...

February 20, 2019

This month’s book is one of my all-time favourites! Both witty and fascinating, The Spark in the Machine has proved an equally popular read amongst Acupuncturists, Western medics and the public at large. I can’t describe it any better than its publisher, so here’s a bi...

February 20, 2019

February's Health Challenge is the first in the Chinese new year. Nature is still enjoying its winter snooze at this time. The snowdrops hint at Spring but things are still pretty mellow overall. This is the time of year to gather the last of those reserves in readines...

February 20, 2019

How is February’s Health Challenge going? It’s not too late to start – or restart – if you fancy giving it a go. It’s also worth continuing February’s Challenge on the darker, colder days next month.

In February, the stillness of Winter asks us to slow down, go inward,...

January 15, 2019

On 5th February, Chinese New Year celebrations mark the start of the Year of the Earth Pig. Will your pigs take to the skies in 2019?

It helps to know your Chinese Astrological Animal before watching the video. To work this out, simply find your year of birth in the lis...

January 15, 2019

I am often asked to recommend books that explain Chinese medicine in easy to understand terms - sometimes to satisfy a curiosity and sometimes to learn how to apply the principles of Chinese medicine to everyday life. So, I’ve decided to share one of my favourites with...

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