Posts made in December, 2015

Nutrition & Acupuncture – A Powerful Team!

»Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Acupuncture and back pain, Acupuncture and digestion, Acupuncture and Mood, Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture for smoking, Acupuncture for Stress, Acupuncture for weight loss, Acupuncture in pregnancy and labour, Acupuncture in York, Acupuncture to Boost Immunity

My approach to client healthcare is always holistic, with diet and lifestyle advice being as much a part of my treatments as the acupuncture itself. Foods play a central role in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and I often recommend particular foods to help alleviate certain conditions; for example if digestion is sluggish and stagnant, warming spices like ginger and cinnamon can stimulate the digestive fire. Equally, too much heat in the system can be eased with cooling foods like apples, cucumber and mung beans. When it is clear that a client’s diet is deeply imbalanced and seriously affecting their health, or if I suspect food intolerances may be present, I refer people to my colleague Sally Duffin, Nutritional Therapist at Nutrition in York. We have worked...

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Where do you sit on the stress spectrum?

»Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Acupuncture and Mood, Acupuncture for Stress

Here in the UK, up to half a million adults experience work related stress every year, according to the Health & Safety Executive. Add to this the burden of normal life stresses such as bereavement, divorce or moving home and it is easy to see how we are a society of stressed out people! Stages of Stress Your body goes through several stages when dealing with stress. The first is when you are ‘wired’; you feel tense, anxious and unable to switch off properly. If this phase continuous for a long time, you can become ‘wired and tired’. This is when your body is trying to adapt and cope with the ongoing stressors but is struggling to manage. You may find your energy levels are sapped, your nerves are frayed and you wonder how much more you can...

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