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Helping your headaches

Headaches can be debilitating and are very common so here are a few self help suggestions. Headaches are often caused by dehydration so drink two long glasses of water (not too cold) and wait five minutes. Caffeine; are you having three or more coffees per day in the week? Apart from affecting your sleep you […]

“NHS” vs. private acupuncture comparison

Private clinic Higher cost: £60 first, £50 thereafter. 60-75 mins first, 40-45 mins thereafter. One-on-one. Totally private. Serene, quiet. More holistic therapies. Flexible hours. Multibed community clinic Affordable: £20. Treatment time ranges, 5 mins–60+. Multibeds means several people in room. Screens for privacy (bring towel for draping). Only suited for acupuncture. Wednesdays only. Both clinics […]

Community acupuncture clinics

I am embarking on a new venture shortly, working at The Acupuncture Community Clinic (Leamington), a community multibed clinic. I was thrilled to be asked by one of my tutors if I would like to work alongside her in a community practise in central Leamington. This clinic, founded in 2011, runs every Wednesday. It was […]

Help protect our wonderful world

As we start to do more, return to workplaces, socialise, meet in groups, it’s important to remember how much nature sustained us in lockdown. Celebrate this and do your bit to preserve our planet for those to come. How can you improve your sustainability and reduce our waste output? Some of these actions can also […]

Positive vibes!

Frazzled…? It’s been a long year and many are limping on hoping for brighter days to come. If it all feels a little ‘groundhog day’ I have collated a few ideas for you to try out. I like the point made by the activist and author  Glennon Doyle; if ‘be happy’ is too simplistic or […]

Healthy steps to Spring

At the time of writing we’re in the middle of our third lockdown with no end date in sight. Apparently it is 46 days until Spring. So here are a few tips to help you safely navigate your way through the rest of winter healthily.  Top immunity tips for good health include: How about making use […]

How to cope with winter

Are we over half way through the pandemic now; no one knows? As we face rising coronavirus cases and a return to countrywide lockdown for Wales what have we learnt to help us hang on until spring? Let’s trust that next year we will be returning to more ‘normal’, less restrictive ways of living. It’s […]

The benefits of aromatherapy – how it helps

As the nights draw in and we head towards winter it may be helpful to look at how we can benefit from Aromatherapy. This is the use of plant based remedies for therapeutic benefits. Nature and nurture at its best. Why? Essential oils can be as effective as medicines. They are herbal extracts with fantastic […]