Are you ready for the Pembrokeshire Food Challenge?

Are you ready for the Pembrokeshire Food Challenge?

I have recently been toying with the idea of eating as much locally produced food as possible. It makes sense that our bodies will respond best to food that is produced locally and in line with the seasons. Just this week I read an article about...

Read more

Experience life without period pain

Experience life without period pain

Although it might not be the main reason women come to see me for acupuncture, during the in-depth consultation many report having heavy, irregular or painful periods. Sometimes these symptoms are due to fibroids, which are non-cancerous growths...

Read more

Recent findings in fibromylagia

Recent findings in fibromylagia

People with fibromyalgia usually suffer from significant, long-term pain and are plagued by intense tiredness. They are also at risk of depression, whether as a fundamental element of the condition, or as a result of living with such a...

Read more

Acupuncture for sciatica

Acupuncture for sciatica

There isn’t a week when I don’t see handful of cases of sciatica in my clinic. A person with sciatica will have intense pain radiating from lower back or buttock to below the knee and into the foot. The pain from sciatica can stop a person from...

Read more

The long road to acupuncture

The long road to acupuncture

The team at the Therapy Directory asked me to contribute to their student blog and talk about my experiences of changing careers. After I had decided to take an acupuncture course it took me several years to get in a position to afford to study...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more
Style switcher RESET
Color scheme