Stress, Sleep & Fatigue

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: how does Chinese medicine treat thyroid disorders?

Have you been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder? Is your thyroid medication not working? In my over 30 years of clinical practice, I have realised that most thyroid issues can be helped by identifying and treating certain internal organ disorders. According to traditional Chinese medicine, we don’t just treat your thyroid gland but the body as […]

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How internal organ imbalances can affect your personality, character and behaviour

Sometimes a person’s character and behaviour can change suddenly or over a short period of time. For example, an introverted person can become extroverted, a busy person can slow down, and some people that are usually calm and gentle can become irritable and angry. Generally, changes like these to a person’s character or behaviour can […]

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Why is your Spleen so important according to Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine considers that the Spleen is one of the most important organs within our body. Many chronic and difficult health problems (such as oedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, hair loss, iron deficiency, irregular periods, infertility etc) can be due to a disorder of the Spleen function. It is important to understand how the […]

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Is premenstrual breast tenderness and pain normal?

Premenstrual breast tenderness and pain are not normal physical symptoms for women. Most women do not understand these abnormal symptoms and pay no attention to it, assuming that it’s normal. Some women even think it is just a sign of early pregnancy. These symptoms may also be diagnosed by your GP as fibroadenosis or fibrocystic breast […]

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Insomnia: why is it hard to fall asleep?

Many people suffer the awful experience of being extremely tired but not being able to fall asleep for a long time.  Some people even say that they’re frightened to go to bed.  We call this symptom “hard to fall asleep”. It can happen to people of all ages.  In this article I’m going to explain […]

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