It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that I have lost a
great friend and colleague, Sue Rushbrooke, who died peacefully at home
with her family this week.
On Saturday 4th February 2017, we hosted a workshop to showcase Shiatsu
and Tui Na; both are ancient bodywork therapies which use differing
techniques to achieve Qi or energy balance within the body, resulting in
the homeostatic balance of our internal organ system.
A date for your diary! Friday 11th November 7pm-8.30pm at Cycles of Change.
"Expelling the cold and keeping bugs at bay!" Cost £5 Please book your place as numbers are limited.
So just how important is Food? What we eat, how we cook it and how we eat it. I'm sure most of you will say 'very important' but there are so many conflicting messages out there that it's hard to know what to do for the best.
My training certainly covered diet from a Chinese Medicine perspective but I wanted more, to help my own well being and that of my patients. So today I took a trip to the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (my original training college) for CPD Training and what a fantastic day it has been!
Autumn has arrived, and for some people, this brings sadness and even fear of the cold, dark nights to come. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) likes to remind us that if we match the seasons by altering our lifestyles accordingly, the transition should flow quite easily. As a GP, I observed that 2 weeks ago, when the leaves started to change, the phones started with people suffering from chesty coughs/colds or stomach bugs.
I have two very diverse jobs: the intensely yang NHS GP, and it’s relatively yin counterpart, the private practitioner of traditional acupuncture and medical qigong.
While they sit close to each other geographically, they are on opposite sides of the universe energetically. So how do I manage these polar opposites?