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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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A drink for sore eyes: chrysanthemum tea

A drink for sore eyes: chrysanthemum tea

Flower power As the weather starts to heat up, a tea to drink to cool you down is chrysanthemum. I'm not a big herbal tea drinker, but I really like chrysanthemum and don't know why it's not more popular. I mix it with Japanese sencha for a grassy and refreshing...

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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Buckwheat Pillows Last year, I stayed at Austrian hotels twice to do yoga (see my post on my yoga website here). In both hotels, on the bed, were small rustly pillows. When I asked what they were, I was told they contained buckwheat, and Austrians believe they aid...

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