Acupuncture for Aromatase Inhibitor–Related Joint Pain Among Breast Cancer Patients

A very scientific title that sounds somewhat dry. The essence in the findings was that:

“…. As such, in this study, acupuncture provided a substantial level of improvement in joint pain among breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors, an often lifesaving class of medication with an adverse effect of substantial discomfort….”, “that half of the […]

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Calcium rich foods for Menopause

Osteoporosis affects both women and men. While this post is directed more to women, the food choices outlined are good for ALL.

The hormone oestrogen assists in the absorption of calcium, and so when there is a reduction of this as with menopause, women and yes men, become more susceptible to calcium deficiency, consequently brittle bones […]

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Can Traditional Chinese Medicine help with prevention and treatment of Threatened Miscarriage?

“Miscarriage can be a devastating event. It causes physical distress and can led to life-lasting negative psychological effects……

Achieving a successful pregnancy is a challenging process from the initial conception to the final delivery”.

Can TCM offer anything to help mitigate these events?

The detail is in the reading and sheds light where perhaps previously there […]

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Dry Needling…..acupuncture by another name

So what is the difference between a dry needling acupuncture practitioner and a dry needler?

The biggest differences are:

SAFETY:  Safe practice IS quality acupuncture practice.  Wherever there is a medical intervention – like acupuncture – there is always associated risk and comprehensive training is of the essence to minimise this risk.  Simple really, a minimum four years […]

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THE YEAR OF THE RAT..What may it have in store for you?

In the ‘spirit of Chinese Astrology’, what might 2020 have in store??

IN THE BEGINNING

January 25, 2020, the start of the Chinese Year of the White Rat, the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac system. This is the beginning of a completely new 12-year and 60-year cycle and another decade therefore considered the beginning of a […]

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Making babies (or not) can all be in the timing

Numerous clients of mine after being unsuccessful have conceived by being aware of just two things:
By |September 18th, 2019|blog, fertility|Comments Off on Making babies (or not) can all be in the timing

Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine (review)

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Preparing to Conceive

Did you know that it takes four and a half months from the time the follicle in your ovary starts to develop to the moment where the egg it contains is mature enough for ovulation?

There is much you can be doing in this time that will influence the development of that egg.

Diet: We are […]

By |September 1st, 2018|blog, fertility|Comments Off on Preparing to Conceive

Foods for a cold or flu: Chinese Medicine style

Getting a cold or flu is a natural course of life, and as my mum says, it’s a good clean out of your system (I am sure we can all relate to that).
It’s not overly pleasant and sometimes can degenerate to bronchitis, sinusitis or pneumonia. However nature has provided us with foods that can […]

By |July 16th, 2015|blog|Comments Off on Foods for a cold or flu: Chinese Medicine style

CHINESE MEDICINE

The question is often asked whether a system of medicine with its roots in such metaphysics as yin yang theory has anything to communicate to western science/medicine?

Chinese medicine (especially acupuncture) has achieved growing acceptance on the fringe of western medicine/culture.

Acupuncture is an object of widespread curiosity and some attempts have been made to integrate some […]

By |May 27th, 2015|blog, fertility|Comments Off on CHINESE MEDICINE