Chinese Medicine and Cancer

By Matthew Fellows

Chinese Medicine and Cancer Statistically, either you or I will develop cancer. That’s quite a statement but a study in the British Journal of Cancer states that 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in our lives. Cancer has clearly reached epidemic proportions and the causes of it …

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The Gallbladder

By Matthew Fellows

You’ve got a lot of Gall (bladder)   The Gallbladder in Chinese Medicine is a relatively unimportant organ, so much so that many people can live quite happily without one. However it is probably the case that most of us have experienced pain somewhere along its meridian. It is in fact, the longest meridian of …

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Cannabis and Chinese Medicine

By Matthew Fellows

There is a lot of talk around at the moment both locally, nationally, and internationally about the benefits of cannabis as a form of medicine. This idea however is nothing new. Cannabis has been used in China for at least 10,000 years and has been part of the medical canon since records began. One of …

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Ghostbusters!

By Matthew Fellows

As a practitioner of an ancient form of medicine I feel it is important to try understand the philosophical and political background from which it came. To truly understand the depths of Chinese medicine it essential to get in to the minds of the people who devised it. Modern acupuncture is vastly different to how …

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Sort it out….It’s the Small Intestine!

By Matthew Fellows

Sort it out….It’s the Small Intestine! We are supposedly now coming in to the summer months and the organ that is usually associated with this fiery season is the Heart. However we mustn’t forget its’ sometimes over looked partner the Small Intestine. The Small Intestine is the Yang to the Heart’s Yin but their connection …

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The Sneezin’ and Wheezin Season !

By Matthew Fellows

Along with the warmth and sunshine that spring and summer often bring, comes for many people, the misery of hay fever. Typical symptoms include sneezing, running nose, coughing, wheezing and red itchy eyes. A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from an allergy of one kind or another and this number is on the …

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It’s all about the flow…

By Matthew Fellows

It’s all about the flow….   As a keen rugby fan I was watching the final game of the 6 nations as always and I witnessed something quite astonishing which got me thinking. For those who didn’t see it (or have no interest), basically what happened was that England were cruising at half time, leading …

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The Gift of Injury by Lys Wild

By Tamsin Fellows

The gift of injury by Lys Wild Endowed as I was with a fair degree of physical flexibility meant that in my younger days of learning in yoga classes I was often ear marked as the ‘perfect posture’ student. A phrase that now sends me screaming for the hills! At the time in pursuit of …

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What Brought Me Here by Lys Wild

By Tamsin Fellows

What brought me here? By Lys Wild   In the heady days of 90’s London, amidst a booming alternate scene.  I found myself fly pitching as a hair wrapper on Camden Lock.  And in that time of weaving colours into folk’s hair, I began to sink more deeply into the conversations that created the backdrop …

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Seasonal Seasoning?

By Matthew Fellows

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens – Great Expectations When philosophies such as Daoism and Buddhism move from the East to the West they often get simplified and watered down so that we can understand them. Chinese medicine is no different. …

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