Save the date - 15th April - Acuherbs Weymouth Open Day

Save the date - open day on 15 April 2015

15 April - AcuHerbs Weymouth Open Day

I'm holding an open day at the AcuHerbs Weymouth centre on the harbourside on 15 April from 9am until 5pm. Please come along and take a look at the new facilities, ask questions and have a cup of Chinese herbal tea. Find out how Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbal) can offer a real alternative to Western medicine or simply how it can manage general health and wellbeing.

You'll also be able to touch, smell, and taste some of the tinctures, cough syrups, skin creams, gels, ointments and herbs I'll be preparing to order on the premises.

It would be lovely to welcome some past and current clients into the new centre and hear what you think. There is absolutely no obligation to arrange an appointment afterwards, so please drop in on 15 April and say hello!

Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Hay Fever

Hay fever herbsWhen the sun begins to shine, the flowers and leaves begin to open, it signifies the start of Spring and unfortunately the ‪#HayFever‬ season for some!

Hay Fever symptoms are caused by an allergic reaction to pollen, which is seen by the body's immune system as foreign, causing an inflammatory reaction. Some people who are allergic to house dust mites or animal hair are said to have perennial allergic rhinitis, with symptoms all year round.

Chinese medicine has much to offer in the treatment of hay fever, as in the treatment of eczema and asthma. All these conditions are the result of an over-activity of the immune system, and one of the great strengths of Chinese medicine is in the regulation of the immune system.

Herbs and acupuncture points are chosen to tackle the inflammation and irritation, and also to regulate the underlying imbalance in the immune system. Although changes can occur fairly quickly, you may need to continue for a few months in order to get the full benefit. It is a good idea to start the treatment before the hay fever season in order to fully benefit.

Stress and Digestion

herbs and diet stress digestionThe importance of keeping a healthy digestive system is paramount when maintaining our health. The problem is we are often too busy to allow our systems to function correctly: we don't take the time to eat our meals in a relaxed manner away from screens and other stimulations, we have irregular mealtimes and many often skip meals altogether. These bad habits are equally as important as the food that we eat when encouraging our digestive function!

When we are stimulated or stressed its our sympathetic nervous system that kicks in and enables us to 'deal' with things. When we eat, we need our parasympathetic nervous system to switch on to allow our digestive function to operate efficiently. Any distraction, stimulation or stress will turn this off and activate your sympathetic nervous system, leaving your digestion bereft of positive guidance.

So if you're health conscious and have a 'good' diet, please consider your environment and make some decisions to engage with your food: regular meals, allowing 15 minutes to eat away from your daily routine. Yes that means NO screens.... You can do it!

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