I live on the edge of the Fens, and it's a great place to experience a certain ambivalent relationship with nature. In the drear misery of dark winter dankness, the flat expanses of sodden ground merging seemingly seemlessly with the grey expanses of sodden sky, it's hard to feel positive - and walking the dog along droves that are treacherously slippery and stubbornly sticky at the same time seems, frankly, quite unfair (especially as said dog is quite unconcerned with one's plight). And … [Read more...]
Acupuncture benefits people in many ways. Read Rosanna’s posts and you will discover how acupuncture can help you navigate through the challenges of life - physically, mentally and emotionally.
When booking a patient in for an appointment on 15 January 2018, she looked up from her diary and said "Oh, that's Blue Monday". I looked blank, so she said something about that being, officially, the day on which we are most miserable ... and then the conversation moved on to something a little more cheery. But I was interested enough to look Blue Monday up on the internet and found that someone somewhere has calculated the third Monday of January is THE day when our collective, and … [Read more...]
Can acupuncture help you lose weight? It happens every New Year, doesn't it? The media focus on "New Year, New You" hype is relentless, gym memberships soar, people queue up to join slimming clubs and ponder whether to snap up sales bargains in sizes they can fit into, or wish they could fit into. It's just at this point in the year when there is a growing sense of increasing light that making new plans for a fresh start seems to come naturally. So, when I was advised that it would be a … [Read more...]
I’ve been meaning for a long time to write about acupuncture for anxiety and stress. But regular readers of my blog will know that I like to write from my heart as well as from my head. And so, when I was recently fortunate enough to spend a few days in peaceful retreat on the island of Iona off the coast of Mull in Scotland, I was able to give the idea some more focused thought. It was a much needed opportunity to stop, take stock, be still, renew and refresh my body, mind and spirit after a … [Read more...]
One thing all women (and girls from puberty) know about is the role of hormones in their lives. Whether it’s simply the monthly adjustment needed around menstruation; or the controlling of their periods with the Pill; or the mood changes associated with Pre-Menstrual Tension (PMS/PMT); or the concerns around avoiding pregnancy; or the hopes around achieving pregnancy; or the ailments that come before, during or after the period; or the mixed feelings over the periods coming to an end; or … or … … [Read more...]