Chinese Medicine for Migraines

Migraine headaches can be a debilitating health condition, often knocking sufferers out for two or more days at a time, over a period of many years.

Typically migraine headaches are one-sided, with throbbing or pulsating pain, intensified with physical activity; and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light [...]

Chinese Medicine Home Remedies

Many moons ago, living in Hong Kong, I had my first taste of the wondrous healing tonics coming from the kitchens in the homes of my local friends. A couple of them noticed my interest and generously began to teach me the ins and outs of using health remedies [...]

Herbal teas for winter

In winter, when the weather is cold it can be difficult for us to take in enough fluid, so herbal teas are wonderful because they’re warm and keep us hydrated. At the same time, they provide some wonderful health benefits from the herbs we’re taking in with the tea.

Here [...]

Lady Homemade Sensational Six

I’m lucky enough to be featured over at fabulous foodie Lady Homemade’s blog this week, as part of her Sensational Six series.

Check it out, and while you’re there take some inspiration from her delicious and nutritious recipes, especially her Sweet Potato Fudge Brownies. Yummo!

Complementary Health Care

More frequently than I would like, I’m greeted in the Chinese medicine clinic by patients who sheepishly admit to being on a course of predisnolone or penicillin. As much as I reassure them there’s no need to choose between conventional and natural medicines (in fact, modern Chinese medicine advocates [...]

Acupuncture for Sports Training

Whether you’re enjoying leisurely fun runs or training seriously for sprint or distance events, every runner is familiar with two major factors that interrupt training and performance: pain and fatigue.

Though there’s no substitute for adequate rest, good nutrition, and stretching pre- and post- training, acupuncture is widely recognised for [...]