Posts made in September, 2015

Fed up of Jetlag? Try Acupuncture!

»Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Acupuncture and digestion, Acupuncture and Mood, Acupuncture for Stress, Acupuncture in York, Acupuncture to Boost Immunity

Summer holidays are perfect for unwinding and escaping and we all hope to enjoy our breaks as much as possible. Last month I wrote about how to manage holiday tummy bugs and look after your digestive system whilst travelling. One of the other problems with jetting off to far flung destinations is jetlag: that uncomfortable feeling of being awake when you should be asleep, asleep when you need to be awake, having little or no appetite and generally feeling disorientated and out of sorts! What causes jetlag? From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, jetlag is an expression of your natural rhythms being out of balance. In TCM Acupuncture, the bodys rhythms flow in a 24 hour cycle, with certain organs utilising more Qi (your natural life force energy) at...

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Zap that summer cold!

»Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Acupuncture in York, Acupuncture to Boost Immunity

We usually associate the cold virus with winter: coughs, sore throats, runny noses and stuffy heads are as part of the season as the cold damp weather! Summer colds can be just as much of a problem though and the cold virus can ruin your summer holidays as much as your Christmas holidays! During summer months there are also higher incidences of another viral infection: this time from the Enterovirus family. This type of virus can produce upper respiratory infections as well as a whole host of other nasty infections. Hayfever symptoms have a cross-over with summer colds too, with increased mucous production, sneezing, sore throats and coughing. Hayfever symptoms wax and wane according to the pollen counts though, whereas a summer cold lasts anything from 2-10...

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