Acupuncture is a thing.

Did you know Acupuncture is now a thing! Of course we all know acupuncture is a fantastic treatment that can help an array of health issues, but it can commonly be referred to as a non-evidence based  practice.   Meaning there […]

Anxiety, a TCM perspective!.

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It’s safe to say all of us have or do from time to time suffer some level of anxiety. If it becomes excessive it can be completely debilitating.

Arthritis.

Arthritis is a broad term for many different musculoskeletal disorders. It is related to damage or degeneration of joint cartilage and bone.

Calf Injuries and the World Cup.

A Chinese Medicine Perspective on Calf Injuries World Cup fever is here, with the final fast approaching, combined with school holidays, families are outside kicking soccer balls around. It is wonderful to see. The downside of all the activity, is […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) doesn’t mean you’re just really tired! Daily fatigue annoys all of us but remember CFS is a seriously debilitating illness.

Common Cold.

According to Traditional Chinese medicine, over exposure to cold wind can be the precursor to annoying common colds.

Cool It or Heat It?.

Time and time again my patients ask whether they should apply heat or ice to muscular aches and pains and how to manage their injuries.

Endometriosis.

Lena Dunham (of Girls fame), like many of our beloved celebrities, has spoken out about her struggles with the condition endometriosis. As it affects 1 in 10 women worldwide, with terrible debilitating symptoms and it is time for everyone to […]

Hangovers.

If you actually believe there is a magical cure for hangovers and overeating I’m afraid you are DREAMING!

Hay Hay Hay Fever.

Traditional Chinese medicine pays close attention to the yearly seasonal changes and the effects they have on your health. Spring represents a time of growth, movement and change. Moving from the harsh features of winter into spring can be a […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an ever increasing problem suffered by many people. It represents a group of digestive symptoms such as; abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhoea.

Lingering Pathogen.

The concept of a ‘lingering pathogen’ has been around for a long time in Chinese Medicine. It applies when you haven’t been able to shake that cold or flu, or you haven’t fully recovered or simply not felt quite right […]

Lower Back Ache.

Lower back ache is a common complaint which many of us experience at some point. Lowerback ache can vary from general stiffness and discomfort to sharp debilitating pain.

Neck Pain.

Neck pain can be caused by factors such as muscular strain, nerve impingement or poor posture. This article
focuses on the condition torticollis, or more commonly known as, wry neck.

Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis: What a pain in the ……heel! Have you ever overdone it pounding the pavement, or been on your feet all day and noticed the bottoms of your feet are aching? Then in the morning instead of feeling better […]

Polycystic ovarian syndromes (PCOS).

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?  PCOS means there are many cysts on the ovaries. Unfortunately, they rarely become mature enough to produce eggs for fertilisation, which can lead to infertility issues. It is a very complex metabolic condition, with […]

Sleep.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are “three treasures” of our body…

The Irritable Itch.

Skin irritations can make life uncomfortable and can cause social embarrassment, particularly if the irritation presents itself on the hands or face.