Advice for spring!

Advice for spring!

Today is the Spring Equinox for 2017, the day when Spring officially starts in the Northern hemisphere. So how can you put a spring in your step? The ancient Chinese had some sage advice for this time of year… ‘The months of the...

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Do you have headaches or migraines?

Do you have headaches or migraines?

Headache is a common problem and there are 19,000 migraine attacks every day in the UK. Headaches are not only painful, they can be disabling and have a tremendous impact on a person’s work and social life. They also have a significant economic...

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Books that heal

Books that heal

If you have children to look after then you might see World Book Day as an impending night of frantic fancy dress costume making so, along with the team at the Therapy Rooms, I thought I would offer an alternative and create a space to discuss...

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Matters of the heart

Matters of the heart

Across cultures the heart is a symbol of love and this is true in Chinese medicine too. It is at the centre of our relationships with others, allowing us to give and receive love, both human and divine. The ancient Chinese used the analogy of the...

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Everything an acupuncturist could dream of …

Everything an acupuncturist could dream of …

It has been an exciting start to 2017 as I have moved my practice to the Therapy Rooms in Pembroke Dock. The treatment room is beautiful with everything an acupuncturist could dream of, a large sink (yes our dreams are pretty humble!) and two...

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Thoughts on ‘Illness’ by Havi Carel

Thoughts on ‘Illness’ by Havi Carel

Christmas has always been for me an opportunity to catch up on some reading that I have been too busy for in the year and this year I have been lucky enough to discover a book called Illness by the philosophy lecturer Havi Carel. Carel combines...

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Delicious slow cooked winter soup

Delicious slow cooked winter soup

I thought I would share with you one of my favourite recipes for this time of the year. By cooking slowly over 3 hours, the full flavour of the root vegetables is released. It is a perfect treat on a Sunday afternoon as you can head out for a...

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Five Reasons to Choose Acupuncture

Five Reasons to Choose Acupuncture

Below is my article published in the Tenby Observer this week … If you are living with conditions that are limiting your life, then there are many reasons to choose acupuncture, as Rachel Edney, a qualified acupuncturist working in...

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How to thrive at harvest time

How to thrive at harvest time

I thought I would share my top tips for feeling great during the beautiful harvest time. In Chinese medicine we call the energy of harvest time earth energy and it is concentrated in our stomach and spleen meridians (the channels of energy that...

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Serendipity

Serendipity

When I first started my study of acupuncture back in 2005 I was only aware of its physical benefits. Over the years, my appreciation of the profound impact acupuncture can have on a person’s mental and emotional state has grown. I have witnessed...

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Healing saddle sores with moxa

Healing saddle sores with moxa

This week I have been treating saddle sores with the herb moxa with considerable success. After just two applications the sore reduced in size, was much less red and the cyclist said that it felt significantly more comfortable. Although moxa has...

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