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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Release the Pressure

By Matthew Fellows

Release the Pressure….     This month I will be taking a break from the internal organ tour, to answer a couple of related questions that seem to keep cropping up. Firstly people often ask what it is that they can do themselves between treatments, to aid with the healing process. I often recommend lifestyle …

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The Large Intestine

By Matthew Fellows

The Large Intestine You’ve just got to let it go…. For those of you paying attention, we have steadily worked our way through the major yin organs of the Chinese medical system, and we are now moving on to the yang organs. The yang organs are not given as much importance as they are usually …

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The Pericardium – The Heart Protector

By Matthew Fellows

Those of you who have been following my ramblings about Chinese medicine over the past year, may remember that the Heart is seen as the seat of our Spirit and consciousness. It is known as the Emperor as it governs the entire State that is our body. Well, the next organ we are going to …

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