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Asparagus Soup

  Print Asparagus Soup Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins   This soup is a perfect transition from Winter to Spring, using seasonal ingredients. Course: Soup Cuisine: Vegetarian Servings: 4 Ingredients 25 g butter 1 tab olive oil 2 sprigs thyme 1 onion chopped 2 cloves garlic crushed 2 … Read more

Chinese Medicine and the Seasons: Spring

Spring is finally in the air, the sun is warming up and the wind blows the last of the dead leaves from the trees, making space for the explosion of new growth. In Chinese Medicine we look at symptoms both physical and emotional, taking into account the environment that we are living in. One aspect … Read more

How do you relax?

Interestingly this is a question that often stumps people when I ask it at their initial consultation. They usually have to take some time to think a little or the answer is “I don’t really rest” or “I watch television” (which is not always the same as relaxing, as we often do it out of … Read more

2018 – Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year begins on 16 February 2018, which is the 4715th Chinese New Year. With each year there is a related element and this year it is earth so it is also said to be the Yellow Male Earth Dog year. According to Chinese horoscope theory, the Male Earth is represented by mountain and … Read more

Wake up the Eyes

My friend Laura (movingqi.co.uk) is back with another video – showing you this quick exercise to help wake up the eyes. This exercise was taught in schools and in factories and offices in China as part of the daily wake up routine before the start of the working day. Place the thumbs on the temples … Read more

Tips on acupuncture to help you sleep

Poor sleep impacts on a range of health issues from obesity, cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, hormone regulation, poor memory, anxiety and generally stress and inflammation in the body. Many people find that coming for acupuncture helps them sleep better – even if sleep is not the main reason for having acupuncture. There are a number … Read more

Butternut Squash Soup

  Print Butternut Squash Soup Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins   This delicious soup is warming and nourishing – great for autumn or winter.I make a large pot of it to pop in the fridge or freezer and works for when I don’t have time to cook a … Read more

Faster recovery: acupuncture before and after surgery

When did you first hear about acupuncture? Often, it’s word of mouth when someone else has tried it and found that it really helped their symptoms and they suggest you try it too. But how did acupuncture “get discovered” in the West? Back in 1971, when Nixon was on a state visit to China, he … Read more