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Our fantastic acupuncturist, Deborah Amlot gives some insight to acupuncture and its many benefits.

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to improve people’s well-being.

Chinese medicine teaches that we do not feel our best when the body is out of balance and the energy in the body (called 'qi') is not flowing freely.

Acupuncture seeks to allow the energy to flow freely again and put the body back in balance. Chinese medicine believes that our lifestyle can make us out of balance, our work, our emotions, what we eat and what we do and acupuncture can help with restoring the balance so that we feel the best we can. 

For example, Chinese Medicine teaches that we are affected by the seasons and should adapt our lifestyle accordingly. At this time of year we should eat warming soups, curries and stews, which are nutritious and aid our digestive system. This is not the ideal time of year for a juice fast or lots of salad. It is also the perfect time of year to hibernate and catch up on the sleep and rest your body needs and to enjoy long, lazy baths before the days start to get longer and lighter.

Another thing it teaches us is that the Chinese Clock sets what we should ideally be doing at certain times of the day and when energy in our organs is at its highest and lowest. It can explain health and emotional problems such as waking at 3am when it is the time of the Liver, which can easily overheat, or 5am when is the low time of the Kidneys and Bladder.

Acupuncture can help with this and put you back in balance so you do not wake at certain times in the night.

Deborah is available on Wednesdays 8am to 2pm (From January 2020)

Acupuncture appointments are £48

To book an appointment with Deborah please call 01491 260320 or email info@henleypodiatry.com

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