Heal your Gut

In Chinese medicine, we believe that every system in the body is connected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. At the center of it all is a properly functioning digestive system. Continue reading

Neuroscientists and acupuncture

Neuroscientists have been studying how acupuncture affects the brain. It’s clear from many imaging studies that causing pain by inserting needles into the skin does influence brain activity, presumably by activating nerves close to the acupuncture point. Intriguingly, being pricked with needles seems to reduce activity in areas of the brain normally associated with pain, dubbed “the pain matrix”, says Hugh MacPherson, an acupuncture researcher at the University of York. “Rather than activating the pain matrix, it actually de-activates it.”  Continue reading

The magic of beetroot

The Romans reportedly used beetroot for treating fevers and constipation. During the Middle Ages, the vegetable was favored for curing digestive and blood disorders. Today, science is catching up with ancient, traditional and historic practices. Researchers have found that beetroot juice can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. Continue reading

Migraines and Acupuncture

Migraine is a primary headache disorder manifesting as recurring attacks, usually lasting for 4 to 72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity.Typical characteristics of the headache are unilateral location, pulsating quality, moderate or severe intensity, and aggravation by routine physical activity. Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, phono-phobia, nausea and vomiting. Migraine is a common disorder; a UK study found the migraine incidence rate to be 3.69 cases per 1,000 person-years, and to be around 2.5 times higher in women than men (Becker 2008).  Continue reading

Migraine Awareness Week

If you are the 1 in every 7 adults who suffers with migraines and headaches, Then Acupuncture could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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The Broad Street Practice

From september i will be increasing my hours at Broad Street. The broad street practice has been established for around 20 years now in the old market town of Stamford and is run by the husband and wife partnership of Perry and Anthea. I myself have been providing acupuncture and Chinese dietary therapy for around 6 years and have enjoyed my time there which is why i am excited to announce this news. The practice itself is considering expanding into the building next door which was matchmakers of Stamford. So it look like exciting times at the practice with many more years of helping patients get better through traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

I will now be offering all day on fridays at broad street.


Golden Milk

The benefits of golden milk have been in the news a lot recently and for good reason. Apart from being an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral it has also been found to be benifical for heart disease,  anti-tumor qualities, an antioxidant and help with digestive problems. But what is golden milk? It’s not actually milk at all, at least not in the dairy sense. The basis of golden milk is a combination of the warming (and golden-colored) turmeric spice along with coconut milk and/or coconut oil. Turmeric has actually been valued for its medicinal properties for centuries it’s not commonly consumed. Golden milk has the potential to change that, as each cup provides you with a healthy dose of this “spice of life.” Continue reading

Ancient acupuncture prescription found to benefit constipation

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of constipation. Zhejiang Tongde Hospital researchers tested the validity of an ancient acupuncture point prescription used for the treatment of constipation with a controlled scientific clinical experiment. The researchers find acupuncture “increases the contractile activity of intestinal smooth muscle and benefits bowel movements. The hospital researchers tested a time honored acupuncture treatment used for regulating peristalsis (intestinal constriction and relaxation that creates wavelike movements, which pushes stools through the intestine) and digestion.  Continue reading

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