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  • Diet: Dampness

    Is diet just about what you eat? Sluggishness (especially) in the mornings;Heaviness of body and mind;Bloating;Loose, sticky stools;Swelling;Weight gain. These are only a few symptoms of Dampness in the body. Damp.. what? Imagine a clear beautiful river  gracefully flowing through a forest. Now what if this river is being filled with debrish? It slowly becomes cloggy and turn …


  • Consistency and Discernment in

    Consistency and Discernment in

    Everyday life | Tai chi | Acupuncture Do you find it difficult to find time for self-care? To improve your fitness? Perhaps to lose weight or to learn more about your special interest? Or in my case, to improve marketing skills? One of -if not the most- important aspect of actualizing -or manifesting- our goals is Consistency. No, …


  • Emotional difficulties and Virtues

    Emotional difficulties and Virtues

    Chinese Medicine (CM) has an incredible beautiful and deep way of understanding the correlation between our emotional states and the effect they have on our everyday life.Cultivating Virtues is a way to counteract and relieve emotional difficulties that has taken charge of our lives. One of the central ideas in CM is the Five Phases …


  • August Offers 2022

    August Offers 2022

    £20 Off for New Clients (90 minute session)£10 Off for New Clients (60 minute session) Subject to terms and conditions* To book Click Here. *Terms and conditions: – This offer is only valid for August 2022 – Only one discount per person – Only valid for new clients – You can still benefit from the …


  • Pregnancy, Labour, Acupuncture

    Creating and giving life is one of the most beautiful achievements in life.However – as it’s the case with most achievement – it also comes with a fair amount of pain, dedication and hard work. Did you know that Acupuncture can help not only to easy pain and discomfort during pregnancy but also to induce …


  • Summer Heat in Chinese Medicine

    The ancient Sages/Shamans who were practicing Chinese medicine, strongly believed that the climatic, environmental factors have a strong effect on us humans. They differentiated 6 climatic factors, which they also called the ‘6 Evils’. Because they understood that excessive climatic factors can lead to disease. Although the Sages did not have technology and Science, yet …


  • Yawning = stuck energy?

    I have a confession to make. I am a little bit in love with yawning. And it is not because I promote stuck energy for people. Rather the opposite. I find yawning a widely misunderstood concept. Yes, it does bring more oxygen to the brain when it is needed. However people don’t only yawn when …


  • Managing expectations

    In general, I have always held the belief that expectations are perfect, fertile ground for disappointment and therefore suffering.However, they are part of our daily lives. They help us orientate ourselves and provide a sense of safety in regards to what is happening around us and to us. They can be useful coping tools to …


  • Awareness, Healing & the role of the Practitioner

    There is a saying in therapist/healing circles that “the patients know their body the best”. But do they really? Sure they have lived through the experience of their body, mind, and emotions for an extent of a time that we practitioners could never grasp fully. But how much of it are they actually familiar with?The …


  • Should I try Acupuncture and Tuina massage?

    Here is a short clip with a short answer: What is the longer answer?Acupuncture is for everyone because it is focused on the person, not the disease.Two people visit me, complaining about headaches. Chances are, I will treat both of them very differently. Every client goes through a process of diagnoses, which allows us Acupuncturists …


  • Diet: is it really that important?

    How important is it to have the right food on your plate? I usually see a divide amongst my friends and clients when it comes to diet and food. Some people just eat for the joy of it, not caring much about if they eat a lot of carbs or meat. Whilst other people can …


  • Nerve pain and acupuncture

    Feeling nervy? I have been having an interesting week at my clinics so far. I have had not one but 2 clients coming with nerve issues.It is fairly difficult to rate different kinds of pains, but I think nerve induced pain would be somewhere at the top. Sometimes it takes years of wear and tear …


  • Muscle pain or Emotional Armouring

    It is now becoming a mainstream concept that our psyche has a direct effect on our bodies (soma) and vica versa. However, most people still miss the chance to realise the ’cause and effect’ relation between their bodily suffering and their mental state. Often when we feel vulnerable with slow self-esteem our posture collapses, our …


  • Tai Chi, Qigong and Movement Medicine

    Movement Medicine is a term currently used for modern practices of dance (5Rythms and such) originating from Shamanic traditions. These are excellent practices to wake up the body and release stagnant energy/qi. I love them for the purpose of self-expression, however they can often be too stimulating and tiring. Hence why I tend to recommend …


  • Change

    Change

    Change is not only inevitable but also necessary.Looking at the world, at our own lives or the lives of those less fortunate.. It is very easy to recognize that nothing is constant in this life. The more we attach ourselves or even chain ourselves to that we percieve as stable and constant, the more we …


  • Diet: Breakfast

    What do you eat for breakfast? and what does Chinese Medicine has to say about it? I often ask my patients this question. Why is that important -you may ask? Because according to Chinese medicine our qi/energy derives from the food that we eat and the air we breath. It is our Spleen, (Pancreas) and Stomach that is responsible to transform the food into qi which is then …


  • Tea for your Body and Soul. Fluid Health.

    A dear friend of mine gave me this beautiful puerh tea, which was grown and prepeared in China. A real treat for your health! Did you know that tea is (one of the) healthiest drink most-consumed worldwide? A Chinese proverb says:“Better to be deprived of food for three days than tea for one.”(Deadman, 2016) They …


  • Winter according to Chinese Medicine

    Winter in Chinese Medicine is the season of rest and nourishment. Although it is well past the holiday season, we shouldn’t forget that it is still winter.The season of rest, replenishment and preparation for the wakening energies of the spring. According to the classics we shall not exert ourselves during this time. As most part …