Conditions treated by acupuncture

I’m often asked “Can acupuncture help me with ______?”  9 times out of 10 the answer is “yes!” This is because we are treating the person, not just a disease or symptom.  Acupuncture is a whole body therapy meaning the entire or whole body receives treatment thus re balancing the whole body.  Acupuncture is becoming […]

Stoking your metabolic fire with Congee

What is Congee? Congee or conjee is a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries. When eaten as plain rice congee, it is most often served with side dishes. When additional ingredients, such as meat, fish, and flavorings, are added while preparing the congee, it is most often served as a meal on its own, especially when one […]

Your Top 10 Superfoods

What makes superfoods so super? These 10 foods all have one thing in common: They’re packed with nutrients that help keep you healthy and feeling great from the inside out! Blueberries Did you know that much of the power of blueberries lies in their color? That deep-blue hue is a by-product of flavonoids — natural […]

Herbal Remedies Feverfew

Feverfew is indigenous to Europe and the Balkan peninsula and is said to have grown around the Greek Parthenon, thus the species name parthenium. Its common name comes from the Latin febri fugia, which means “driver out of fevers.” Feverfew has made its way to both North and South America, where it is now naturalized. […]

Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient practice still used by millions of people all over the world — even after the development of modern scientific medicine. At the root of traditional Chinese medicine is the belief that the individual (microcosm) is viewed as an integral part of the forces of nature (macrocosm). By careful observation […]

Herbal Medicine Today

There are two main ways in which herbal medicine is accessed in this country at the present time: Over the Counter Medication (OTC) from health food stores and chemists Via a consultation with a professional medical herbalist. Whilst OTC remedies are marketed very much in the line of a particular herb being the remedy for […]

How Effective is Herbal Medicine?

The modern use of plants as medicines is based upon thousands of years of empirical research. Professional herbalists add to this information with well observed case histories noting the effects of particular plants. Lots of new information is also available from the worlds of chemistry and pharmacology. Whilst very little research has been carried out […]