Acupuncture

Spring is coming…How this season helps boost our motivation

Spring is coming…How this season helps boost our motivation

Resident Acupuncturist, Anna Bernard, discusses how energetically it can be hard to make new starts on things, until the energy of Spring begins...

EFT Workshop – Managing stress and overload

EFT Workshop – Managing stress and overload

How to be the best version of ourselves to meet our potential with Marian Fixler, Shine Church Street N16...

Acupuncture and Pain management

Acupuncture and Pain management

Here at Shine, Stoke Newington and Newington Green, we have highly skilled Acupuncturists with over 25 years experience of treating many forms of pain...

Understanding our emotions and how they manifest in the body.

Understanding our emotions and how they manifest in the body.

In TCM, excessive emotions act as stimuli, which disturb the Mind and Soul, alter the balance of the internal organs and the harmony of Qi (energy) and Blood, which can be a cause of disease. For this reason, emotional stress is an internal cause of the illness that injures the organs directly. On the other hand, and this is very important, the state of the internal organs can affect our emotional state.

On Tiredness

On Tiredness

‘IT’ can start creeping slowly into our lives, can increase steadily after experiencing a common cold, or can knock us for six from one day to the next...

Be part of a Back Pain Study.

Be part of a Back Pain Study.

I have been invited by researchers at the University of Southampton to take part in a Back pain study looking at all the factors involved in an acupuncture treatment that might be contributing to a person's improvement in their back pain symptoms...

Inducing labour with acupuncture

Inducing labour with acupuncture

Acupuncture is famously known for its relaxing effects and is becoming more widely known for its ability to promote fertility among men and women...

Dampness – TCM’s approach

Dampness – TCM’s approach

Traditional Chinese Medicine recognises different influencers on the energetic and physical systems of our bodies, such as Wind, Heat and Dampness...

Acupuncture in the treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Acupuncture in the treatment of  Musculoskeletal Conditions

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment option for chronic lower back pain, chronic tension-type headaches and migraine...

Acupuncture can stop you puzzling over headaches

Acupuncture can stop you puzzling over headaches

Headaches are good puzzles for acupuncturists to solve...

Breech births: Orthodoxy, posture and Moxa

Breech births: Orthodoxy, posture and Moxa

The lost skill of the vaginal breech birth Fans of the series ' Call the Midwife' may recall an episode in which Chummy,  a newly qualified midwife, is challenged to deliver a breech ('bottom first') baby on her own...

Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches

A migraine usually presents as a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities...

Ageing well with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

Ageing well with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

We are constantly being given advice on the media, often contradictory, about what, or what not, to do, eat and drink...

The fertile ground of acupuncture

The fertile ground of acupuncture

For many couples the process of trying to conceive can be a long, complex and emotional one...

Acupuncture & Menopause

Acupuncture & Menopause

The menopause is a natural physiological event and marks a time of transition from one stage of life to another...

Acupuncture for pregnancy

Acupuncture for pregnancy

Even though pregnancy is a normal physiological condition, women can find their daily lives hampered by a range of symptoms including nausea & vomiting, back and pelvic pain, heartburn and anxiety...

JOYS OF SPRING … OR NOT … Japanese Acupuncture for Hayfever sufferers

JOYS OF SPRING … OR NOT … Japanese Acupuncture for Hayfever sufferers

It's that time of year again...buds are finally shyly starting to come out and there's a freshness & brightness in the air...