Eileen Mannion, BSc Hons, PGDipAc, MBAcC. 07773332553 or 01484 865886

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    TCM Nutrition: An Acupuncturist’s Perspective

    An Acupuncturist’s Perspective of TCM Nutrition Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)  has for centuries placed  an enormous emphasis on diet and lifestyle as contributors to our health and wellbeing.  At acupuncture college we are taught to consider a person’s diet and lifestyle first and foremost as contributors to a patient’s symptoms, since these two factors can …

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    Can Acupuncture Help Knee Pain?

    What Causes Knee Pain? There are many, many causes of knee pain, some due to chronic overuse, some to acute injuries and some just due to the ageing process: surrounding muscle tightness/strains inflamed tendons or ligaments acute injuries such as torn ligaments or cartilage osteoarthritis and joint deterioration The wear and tear of many years …

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    Yin Deficiency – What’s That Then?

    What is Yin Deficiency? Yin deficiency happens when we are overly focussed  on the Yang aspect of being. When “doing mode” becomes our default setting, patterns of stress, depletion and exhaustion are set up. Doing too much & overwork basically. But what is Yin? Before commencing my acupuncture studies, I had only heard of Yin …

  • Nutrition for Healthy Sperm Cells

    Can Diet Improve The Health of Your Sperm Cells? Sperm cells are often the forgotten half of the fertility equation! They are manufactured all the time and so are perhaps more influenced by lifestyle and nutrition than egg cells.  The environment in which they develop is very important as they can be damaged by free …

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    Nutrition for Healthy Egg Cells

    Can Diet Improve The Health of Your Egg Cells? Whilst it is true that you are born with all the eggs you ever have, it is possible to improve the environment in which they develop and mature by following an “egg-friendly” nutrition plan to develop healthy egg cells. Age is, of course, the biggest factor …

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    My Top Three Fertility Tips

    Because there Isn’t a Magic Wand! My top three fertility tips would have to be: stop rushing around and sleep well understand your nutrition and if/how/why it needs to change allow yourself time and try not to be impatient If you’ve read my other posts in the fertility section, then you’ll know that I’m a …

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    Acupuncture Helps Frozen Shoulder

    I struggled with this problem around 10 years ago. In fact I’m fairly sure that it affected both shoulders, it’s hard to remember. I know that I couldn’t lift my arm, do the back scratch movement, or even reach across to wash under the opposite armpit in the shower – yuk!! Luckily, my experience had …

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    Menopause and Exercise: Should You? How Much? What Type?

    Do Menopause and Exercise Belong Together? Many of us will be coming at this question from different directions. Some, like me, will have always exercised with a high level of intensity and frequency, some will have avoided exercise since their last PE lesson at school and most will probably fall somewhere in between. The one …

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    How to Boost the Immune System with Proper Food

    Worrying Times! Is it possible to boost the immune system naturally? At the moment of writing, immunity is obviously a very topical issue. Everywhere we turn there is some more news about the coronavirus outbreak. We should take seriously all the advice about good hand hygiene, reducing social contact and making sure we take care …

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    Boost Your Immune System With Moxa

    Most of my clients will be familiar with the smoky odour of “moxa” when they walk into the treatment room. It’s a smell that I actually really like; it somehow tells us by it’s smell that it has healing properties. Moxibustion is the practice of heating specific acupuncture points on the body with a smouldering …