Summer and Chinese medicine

If Yin is winter then summer is the time of maximum Yang. Yin and Yang are never static; they are constantly in motion, ebbing and flowing like the tides. The point when the sun is highest in the sky, the summer solstice, is the actual moment of maximum Yang, a second later the ebb begins, Continue reading »

Be in harmony with Spring

Five ways to be in harmony with Spring As the season changes from winter to spring so the energetic nature of our lives changes from the Water element to the Wood element. The shift in energy from Water to Wood is very dramatic in nature and consequently very easy to observe. The secret is to understand Continue reading »

A Brief History of Acupuncture

The history of Acupuncture is long and varied. Acupuncture is a medical practice that goes back at least 2000 years. The earliest written text describing the treatment is still regarded as one of the most important; the Chinese ‘Huangdi Neijing’, The Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine, dates from about 100 BC, while archaeological evidence of stone Continue reading »

Keep Calm on Blue Monday

January 16th this year is dubbed Blue Monday, that day in January when credit card bills come to remind you of your Christmas bingeing, the weather remains gloomy, and not a bank holiday in sight until Good Friday on April 14th. And if you started the year with lots of good intentions about watching your alcohol Continue reading »

Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD

Autumn time can be wonderful with the changing colours and abundance of reds and golds. With the evenings drawing in and snuggling up and getting cosy indoors. Many however, may feel a sense of dread as the daylight hours become less and less. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a debilitating disorder that affects many people Continue reading »

Coffee Morning in support of MacMillan

Next Friday the 30th of September will be a special day here at Wellpoint as we will be hosting a MacMillan Coffee Morning. Usually we are not in on Fridays, but for this important cause we will make an exception and we are looking forward to this special occasion. It is a cause close to our heart Continue reading »

Indian Summer in Chinese Medicine

We are now enjoying what is often referred to as an ‘Indian Summer’.  This is the period just after the height of Summer and before Autumn and the cooler weather set in. Summer has peaked and fruit and veg are bountiful. This is a time for harvesting and preparing for the colder and darker months Continue reading »

Acupuncture when pregnant

We often get asked can I have acupuncture when pregnant? Acupuncture, a non-intrusive intervention, is totally safe when you are pregnant. In fact, it can help with many pregnancy related issues such as sickness, heart burn, headaches, low back pain and sciatica, tiredness and also to help prepare for birth. A young pregnant woman recently came to Continue reading »

Plantar Fasciitis

“Acupuncture saved my life!” This was the first thing a patient suffering from plantar fasciitis exclaimed on his return visit. As an avid runner the pain in his toe  prevented him from doing his regular work-outs. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue on the sole of the foot Continue reading »

Stay cool this Summer

  Summer is here and it’s sizzling outside. How to stay cool this Summer so you can enjoy it. Here are some tips.   Stay Hydrated Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking enough water when it’s hot. Our bodies consist for about 80% of water so regularly sipping water throughout the day is a great Continue reading »