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Poppy Power

Poppy Power

I found an opium poppy (also known as the breadseed poppy) growing on a bank near my house last year. I took some of the seeds & planted them in my garden. The flowers are so beautiful - but only bloom for a short time. I'm thinking about drying the husks for the...

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Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic

The last of the bluebells & ramsons (wild garlic). I could really smell the ramsons in the wood in Creech. According to Hedgerow Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal, ramsons are a good blood tonic, improving the circulation. They can also settle the digestive track,...

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Transporting Points

Transporting Points

I sense the body’s Qi to make its course run true. At the tips of the fingers, toes are wells where it bubbles. I puncture to vent pathogens. Going proximal to where Qi swells at spring points, I pierce for fever. I feel Qi flourish at the stream – lifting leaden...

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Acupuncture for pain relief

Acupuncture for pain relief

I was pleased to see that NICE (National Institute for Care and Health Excellence) has recommended that GPs should not prescribe opioids for chronic pain, but instead consider alternatives such as acupuncture.  There's a piece in The Telegraph about the issue: Chronic...

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Divine protection: Tibetan amulets

Divine protection: Tibetan amulets

My partner asked for one of my Tibetan amulets the other day. It was the anniversary of his brother's death (he fell of a horse in Tibet) and perhaps my partner felt in need of protection.  I have two amulets:  Green Tara and Chenrezig. I bought them when I visited...

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I am currently practising at Weymouth Acupuncture on Saturdays and  The Hewson Clinic, Verwood, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.