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Acupuncture for posture, pain and movement

How acupuncture may help with posture, pain and movement? Muscles should be limber or flaccid when not active and should only tense up when activated. If this doesn’t happen then you can consider it as some form of muscular dysfunction. When different areas start to tighten up it can cause dysfunctional movement of the areas…

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The Gut-Brain Axis

There is a bidirectional link between the gut and the brain known as the gut-brain axis, meaning emotions affect the gut and the gut influences emotions. Your gut and brain send messages to each other through the enteric nervous system (located all the way along your gastrointestinal lining) to your central nervous system (brain) and…

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Build Your Digestive Fire

In Ayurveda, the Agni, or digestive fire, is responsible for an individuals energy. It is considered the foundation for true health. Digestive Agni is centred in the stomach and influences digestion, absorption, assimilation and elimination of food. A good way to remember and understand your Agni, is to visualise a flame. In order to achieve…

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Are Your Water Bottles or Cosmetics Messing With Your Hormones?

Are Your Water Bottles or Cosmetics Messing With Your Hormones? You wouldn’t think so right? But in fact the answer is yes, many of your daily products contain ingredients that fall under the category of  ‘endocrine disruptors’. Endocrine disruptors are exogenous (‘external’) agents that interfere with your hormones.  Your hormones are chemical messengers that communicate…

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The Importance of Scars in Acupuncture

When treating the body with acupuncture, we look at where the physical problems arise and then at the meridian it affects. There are twelve major meridians in the body, which are considered energy pathways. Each meridian not only relates to an organ, but also to emotions. If the meridian has a blockage, or an injury…

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