Important Clinic Update March 22nd 2020 - COVID 19
Unfortunately, due to the current situation and advice from the British Acupuncture Council I will be postponing all acupuncture and massage appointments and closing the clinic until it is safe for us all to be in person again.
If you have an appointment booked - I'll be in touch with you individually to let you know.
If you would like some support through this time I am now offering online Guided Acupressure Sessions over Zoom. You can find out more and book your call online here
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A lot of women come to see me for acupuncture to help with fertility support. This might be when they are trying to conceive naturally or alongside assisted reproductive techniques such as IUI and IVF. But what about the men? A recent study published this summer from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem looked at the … Read more
Sugar, it really seems to be everywhere that you look. Not only in the obvious things like cakes, biscuits, sweets and soft drinks, but sneaking in to lots of the other foods that we buy in the supermarket, particularly those that are low fat or processed. More and more research is showing that sugar could … Read more
Observing your cervical mucous can help you to identify the day that you ovulate and the period you are likely to be fertile. You can do this in combination with taking your basal body temperature (BBT) or on it’s own. It is important to record what you find, which you can do on paper – … Read more
I think it’s human nature to look for a reason behind, and a label for, any symptoms that we have. It’s also part of the way that we have been brought up with the western medical system and getting a specific diagnosis from your doctor. I often have patients looking for an explanation for why … Read more
In the UK acupuncture is not a regulated profession. This means that anyone can set up shop and call themselves an acupuncturist. There are some safeguards in place with local councils and health and safety regulations, but if you are looking to try acupuncture it is important to find someone who is professionally trained and … Read more
So I’ve talked you through the first session and you’ve decided to give acupuncture a try. The next question that is often asked is how many sessions will you need? I have to say, I don’t have one set answer for this – the proverbial piece of string – because we are treating you as … Read more
When I tell people what I do for a living, I get a range of responses. Some people go on to tell me how they’ve had acupuncture before and it really helped. Others have never tried it but are really interested in doing so and then there are a few who’ve tried acupuncture and it … Read more
One of the patterns that we often see in Chinese Medicine is something known as Yin Deficiency. The symptoms of Yin Deficiency are varied, but the one that I’m currently experiencing is waking up in the night really thirsty. The night is our Yin time, Yin is also all about moisture and nourishment, so when … Read more
So what’s next? In the first post I started to tell you about a typical acupuncture treatment, miss the details? Read more about it here. So continuing on we are ready to start the treatment, let’s answer some of the common questions I get. Do I need to undress? Generally no. But. it does depend … Read more