• Menopause – Acupuncture and TCM advice

    Menopause – Acupuncture and TCM advice

    For women, menopause can be like sailing in the ocean: a plain sailing and calm journey for some or a very rocky, choppy and unsettling journey for others.

    Menopause is unique for each woman and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees each person’s symptoms not as part of a universal disease, but as a condition distinctive to the individual.

    Normally, between the age of 40 – 55 years old, women experience a natural stop to the menstrual cycle and therefore, their fertility. This happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

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  • Seasonal Allergies

    Seasonal Allergies

    Spring is here – the sun is shining, the temperature is getting warmer and outside everything is beginning to spring back to life.
    This is when, for some people, their seasonal allergies start to come to the forefront. Instead of enjoying the good things the spring brings, their head hurts, they are not feeling themselves and they wake up most mornings feeling as tired as when they went to bed.

    It is quite effective to treat seasonal allergies with acupuncture. There is often a quick response and patients can get some relief during the first treatment while lying down with the acupuncture needles in place – especially from the head pressure/tension and the nose blockage.

    After an initial treatment, patients come in for “top-up treatments” on a need to basis. Some patients come back once or twice a year for a booster, or a few weeks before their usual onset of symptoms, while others may need to come for treatments more often.

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  • Spring is here!

    Spring is here!

    Now that the winter is over and energy has been reserved with the reduced actively of this season, Spring has arrived bringing with it new beginnings, regeneration and the renewal life. The days are longer and brighter. The sun warms the earth, flowers bloom, seeds sprout and the lambs are born.

    Spring is a special time of the year for the Chinese people as they celebrate the Chinese New Year. As this is a time for clearing out the old and bringing in the new, it is a good time for cleansing and rejuvenation health and well-being.

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