Why do I look at your tongue?

Often, as a degree qualified acupuncturist, I ask to look at your tongue to help me diagnose and therefore decide which points to use.   I am looking at 4 things when I look at your tongue: the tongue body colour the body shape the coating on the tongue the moisture of the tongue All these […]

Reynaulds disease/phenomenon

Today is the awareness day for the condition most frequently termed reynaulds disease. It is a condition affecting many People and causes pain and discomfort. It’s causes are still unknown but it involves a temporary decrease in blood flow, resulting in reduced sensation and poor oxygenation and is affected by changes in weather – Research […]

Solstice is upon us…

Is it just me, or is time just disappearing – tomorrow marks the shortest day of the year – in Chinese medicine language -the day of least yang – and as such its a pivotal point in the year.  It means summer isn’t too far away (if you can call our longer days summer!?).   […]

Birthday party

Woooo hooo I’m nearly 10!!! I’m having a party to celebrate: will you join me? RSVP 29th November 2017 is 10 years to the day since I treated my very first patient as a qualified acupuncturist! What a whirlwind it’s been! Started at Woodland Herbs doing just 3 hours a week and working a full […]


I have a friend on Facebook that I have known for years, we did our 1st degree together, and have since moved in different directions. That person seems to be obsessed with evidence and often posts seemingly negative reviews. I took the time to read the one they shared the other day: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wheres-the-proof-that-mindfulness-meditation-works1/#. The title […]