"If something won't matter in 5 years, don't waste more than 5 minutes worrying about it now."

"If something won't matter in 5 years, don't waste more than 5 minutes worrying about it now." I know it might sound simple, but it's one of those phrases that has resonated with me.  Many of us are worriers; we can't help it! It's amazing how worked up we can get over something JUST IN OUR HEADS — potentially something that might not even happen in our real lives. All that thinking and w...

Acupuncture as a HRT Replacement

The media are talking about all the HRT Shortages and how that's having a significant effect on women struggling to find relief from menopausal symptoms.  Typically the symptoms of menopause will be treated using Hormone Replacement Therapy which is thought to ease hot flushes and sweats. But,  there is a national shortage of these medicines, and it's not suitable for all women. Research published last week  showed the increased risk of cancer when taking some HRT medication. So why aren't natural alternatives being promoted to women?  Acupuncture provides women with a natural alternative to these medications. Clinical studies show t...

Can Acupuncture help Back Pain?

As a traditional Acupuncturist, one of the many conditions I treat in my wellbeing clinic is back pain. Back pain is a very common condition, and it's thought that nearly two out of three of us have pain in the lower back at some time in our lives.  The c...

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go..

Self care tips this Autumn Season In Chinese medicine, Autumn is the season of the element Metal (or air). Grief is the emotion of the Metal element. This element is related to the organs of the lungs & large intestine. These two organs symbolize the action, function & ability of "receiving & letting go" physically & emotionally. In Chinese medicine philosophy, the lungs receive energy into the body for processing through the breath. The large intestine releases, as it lets go of & expels unwanted wastes & toxins. Throughout our journey in life, we all experience loss, separation, and "letting go," and we can feel grief during those times. Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go. As the leaves dry, turn golden brown...

How beautiful is Aurora Borealis...

I just love the aurora borealis, I was captivated by this beautiful photo of the aurora at Saltburn beach front (taken earlier in the year). As an energy worker and intuitive therapist I find it so fascinating that not only does the human body have it's own energy field, but so does our beautiful planet.  It's no surprise to me that so many people are fascinated by the aurora borealis, but few know the science and myths related to the natural light show in the sky. The aura of the northern...

WHAT IS GROUNDING?

What is grounding? The health benefits and how you can do it. Have you heard of the term grounding before? Over the many years of attending various spiritual groups and training courses, I have often come across the concept of grounding. However, it wasn't until I started working with energy and holistic healing that I realised its importance. What is Grounding?   Grounding is a term that is also known as earthing. It's a t...

Ylang Ylang the Oil of the Inner Child

In each of us, there is a young, suffering child. We were all at one time children. And the child you once were did not just up and vanish, to be replaced by a perfectly formed, always responsible adult. Indeed, most of us act very much like children, at least now and then. It’s in the moment you have a meltdown over a parking ticket, or you react to a bad day. If we had a tough or loveless childhood, some of us are ac...

The Magic of Jasmine Essential Oil - the oil of purity.

Jasmine Essential Oil Mantra Card  For centuries, Jasmine has been popular for its sweet, romantic fragrance and has been used in some of the world's best-known perfumes, including Chanel No. 5. Jasmine is so popular over the world, not only for its beauty but also its medicinal properties. It has even been named the national symbol of several countries, including the Philippines, Pakistan, and Hawaii. Jasmine Essential...

Palmarosa - The Oil of Self Care

Self Care is a huge topic right now, and it seems like everyone is talking about it. No wonder why when Self-care techniques and general lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms of many health problems.  Looking after our body and mind and being good to ourselves is the first step to feeling our best, and our carefully crafted 100% natural pure essential oils can help you tune in to your daily needs, whether that's more sleep, more energy, more focus, less stress…. take your pick. Palmarosa is the essent...

Melissa - The essential oil of light

Melissa essential oil offers its magical support to energetic shifts, inner expansion, and in the cultivation of deeper awareness. It is wonderful to use before bed as an anxiolytic— and it activates the dream space. Melissa, meaning honeybee in Greek, inspires hope, joy, and sweetness of spirit. Allow this citrus fragrance to induce feelings of love and good cheer in place of hopelessness or self-doubt. Today, Melissa is ...

Helichrysum - the oil of healing

I want to dive into the topic of Healing, and specifically around emotional Healing. As an Aromatherapist & Student Acupuncturist, I find it fascinating that emotional issues can manifest in the body's tissues, and if left unresolved, can manifest as pain & tension. Th...