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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    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 …

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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 …

  • Dampness in TCM: How Can a Person Be Damp?

    Dampness  is a term that an acupuncturist may use to describe your symptoms. But what does it mean and how can it be resolved? Dampness: what is it? Some conditions (Dampness being one) in Chinese medicine have somewhat metaphorical or even literal descriptions. Remember there were no blood tests, scans, X-rays, microscopes to help shed …

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    Liver Qi Stagnation: What is it?

    What is Qi? I asked it as a student, I get asked it as a practitioner. It’s a difficult one. I have become happy with the definition of Qi being the energetics of a particular organ, system, body. Not quite translated to “energy” but similar. Everything has its own characteristic Qi, from rock to ocean …

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    Blood Deficiency: What Is It?

    Blood in Chinese Medicine The quality of our Blood reflects a measure of the available nourishment circulating in our body. Blood nourishes the muscles, organs, brain, every part of us. Its quality depends upon the quality of the food we eat and our ability to absorb nourishment. Blood is therefore dependent on the Spleen, which …

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    Spleen Qi Deficiency: What Is It?

    One of the most common things I see in practice is a problem with digestion. This often isn’t the reason people have come for acupuncture but it often crops up during the initial consultation. Most people will have some level of Spleen Qi Deficiency (I’ll have told many of you this!) because we live in …