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A guide to moxa (or why I set light to people)

Moxa – a key part of acupuncture.  In fact the word “acupuncture” means needles and moxibustion. Therapeutic use of heat has been used for many years, in many different ways, so here’s a quick guide to how acupuncturists use heat in the treatment room. Moxi-what? Moxa is

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Top 5 tips for male fertility

baby's fist

.  Did you know that, in the UK, 1/3 of all infertility has a male cause?  (1/3 is a female problem, 1/3 is “unexplained” – more of that in another post).  Just as worrying – sperm count has halved in the last forty years. There are three

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5 Tips for a Healthy Autumn

Bowl of autumn fruit and nuts

            Brrr… it’s getting colder, germs are springing out of nowhere, and your energy levels are struggling.  Want to have a healthy, happy Autumn? Then read on! How to stay healthy in Autumn: 1. Wrap up well – Chinese Medicine describes a

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Why I’m (still) an Acupuncturist

Jeanie Gordon

11 years ago today I started to train as an Acupuncturist. At the time I had a one year old, a new house (with no curtains and not much furniture) and had just moved to a new area.  Bonkers?  Definitely!   I simply knew that, just as Five

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Autumn – The Metal Element

autumn toadstool

?              It’s Autumn.  Mornings have a crisp note in the air, and evenings are drawing in, in preparation for winter.    The last of the harvest is collected in, celebrated and stored. The seasonal equinox  last week (21 September) marked the

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