News & Updates

29 May 2020. Build assertiveness and warrior spirit through qigong.

This clip is from Peter Deadman’s new 10-hour 35-video qigong course (see details at Here he talks about building healthy Liver energy (according to Chinese medicine), courage, assertiveness and confidence through qigong punching moves.

24 May 2020. Acupuncture Results for COVID-19 (coronavirus) Treatment

Acupuncture, herbs, and moxibustion are effective for the treatment of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Investigators determined that acupuncture plus herbal medicine produces significant patient outcomes for patients with COVID-19. In another independent clinical trial, moxibustion relieved diarrhoea in COVID-19 patients and reduced the occurrence of positive nucleic acid results for coronavirus. Take a look at both investigations:

24 May 2020. Study proves acupuncture has a positive effect on migraine.

Study provides solid evidence that acupuncture is an effective ¬treatment for migraine. Given almost nine out of 10 people with frequent migraine have no ¬reliable preventive treatment, acupuncture is a useful additional tool to fight it.

28 April 2020. Foods That Support the Immune System, with Deirdre Courtney.

This webinar presents Yang Sheng based food and lifestyle solutions to challenges to immune health. Yang Sheng is based on the ancient philosophy of living in harmony with the world and yourself. – Explore how to support your immune health based on your strengths and weaknesses – Develop immune health strategies and applications that work for different types of constitutions and personalities – Discover foods and lifestyle choices that can support your immune health.

22 April 2020. The Neijing Perspective on Epidemic and Pandemic Diseases and the current Covid-19 Situation.

The writings of the Huang di neijing provide detailed theories and practices for dealing with infectious diseases and epidemic and pandemic diseases. These ideas are based on an ecological model of disease in which alterations of patients’ circulatory ecology setup the conditions necessary for epidemics to occur and maintain the clinical expressions of illness. In this discussion, we will be reviewing the basic Neijing theories of epidemic and pandemic diseases with particular reference to the current Covid-19 situation.

25 March 2020. Acupuncture works for migraines.

New research published on acupuncture and migraines:

You love your child, but does your child feel loved?

9 March 2020. Integrated treatment of western and traditional Chinese medicine helped most COVID-19 patients recover: Report.

An integrated treatment of western drugs and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has helped most of the over 50,000 coronavirus patients in China to recover from the deadly disease, a Chinese expert medical team said on Monday.

1 March 2020. You love your child, but does your child feel loved?

A child not feeling loved by parents who truly love them is usually down to a mismatch between the parents’ way of expressing their love, and their child’s way of receiving it. Dr Gary Chapman coined the phrase ‘the 5 love languages’. It is literally as if the parent and child are speaking a different language. An alternative to Chapman’s ‘5 love languages’, is to approach our understanding of a child through the lens of the Chinese medicine 5 Element system. This brilliant framework can be an insightful land useful way to make sure we are giving children our love in a way that they can receive.

1 March 2020. Could acupuncture help with endometriosis?

Acupuncture has been widely used as an alternative complementary therapy to help those that suffer from the chronic and often debilitating medical condition, endometriosis, which according to the latest statistics affects 1 in 10 women in the UK.

3 February 2020. Anti-depressant Microbes in Soil: How Soil Makes Your Brain Happy.

Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as Prozac, without the negative side effects and potential for chemical dependency and withdrawal. Getting out in the garden and getting dirty is a natural antidepressant due to unique microbes in healthy organic soil. Working and playing in soil can actually make you happier and healthier. What gardeners and farmers have talked about for millennia is now verifiable by science. Feeling like your garden or farm is your happy place is no coincidence!

29 January, 2020. Acupuncture and Herbs – Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief Confirmed.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine improve rheumatoid arthritis patient outcomes. Qingdao Integrated Medicine Hospital (Shandong) researchers conclude that acupuncture and herbs provide significant relief from the signs and symptoms of RA and improve quality of life.

Cancer patient trial finds acupuncture lessens chemotherapy neuropathy

Acupuncture can help cancer patients who suffer with neuropathy as a result of chemotherapy, a study has found. The trial at Manchester’s The Christie found 68% of patients getting the treatment reported that symptoms of the nerve condition had lessened.