Guiding the vessel (a blog about the benefits of preventative acupuncture)

yacht-802319_1920In this blog post I attempt to use the analogy of sailing a boat to explain preventative acupuncture, the analogy is not always perfect, it fails to describe the richness and complexity of acupuncture philosophy, but I feel it does provide a great visual metaphor to illustrate the importance and the power of preventative acupuncture and why it is so beneficial.

Near my house is a major ...

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Clildhood squint has been linked to smoking in pregnancy. Why is this, and how can it be corrected using Chinese medicine?

Squint, also called strabismus, is a condition where the eyes do not look in the same direction, one eye turns either inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards. This can lead to visual loss called amblyopia (lasy eye), which can become permanent unless treated early in childhood. It affects between 3 to 4% of children in the UK so is fairly common. New research suggests that for each cigarette a pregnant mother has, she increases ...

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Severe morning sickness can be ‘traumatic’

The Duchess of Cambridge is in hospital getting treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, which is extreme  morning sickness. In Chinese medicine this is directly caused by the extra activity of the hormones affecting the stomach. The stomach energy likes to descend, the hormonal energy can invade the stomach during  pregnancy, causing Qi to move upwards, hence the sickness. Acupuncture can be used to help move this excessive Qi out of the stomach. I like to see morning sickness clients every week until it ...

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