Growing Stuff and Grounding Meditations

By Steve Coster / 27th January 2020

Last week I went to check out an allotment that I agreed to help a friend with.  She had warned me that it needs a lot of work, so I had prepared myself to be confronted by a bombsite, but it isn’t too bad.  It just needs a bit of tidying up.  All the beds […]

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Cancer and the role of Acupuncture

By Steve Coster / 9th January 2020

The role of Acupuncture in the care of cancer patients is contentious.  Some studies show that Acupuncture and Acupressure are of great benefit in the relief of pain and other symptoms, while other studies seem to show that are no significant benefits.   All I can say is that the proof is in the pudding. […]

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Happy New Year: New Beginnings

By Steve Coster / 31st December 2019

Happy New Year…And so we come to the end of another year, but only according to the Gregarian calendar.  In Chinese culture the new year isn’t until the 25th January.  The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February.  The Chinese year is based on the cycle […]

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Ear Acupuncture – a modern twist on an ancient therapy

By Steve Coster / 28th November 2019

The word acupuncture literally means ‘to puncture with a needle’, but its usage is relatively new;  it was first used as a verb in 1972.  Acupuncture itself, though, has been around a long time, and it has picked up more than one way to puncture the skin along the way.  There is the Chinese system of […]

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Times they are a changing – Acupuncture and Change

By Steve Coster / 8th November 2019

Change is inevitable – defy it at your own peril! You will have gathered from my earlier posts that change is going to happen whether you like it or not.   So perhaps it would be easier if we made more of an occasion of the changes in our lives. It seems to me that […]

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Another Acupuncture PCOS Success Story

By Steve Coster / 29th October 2019

Once again Acupuncture comes to the rescue when it seems like there is no hope! Here is another success story dealing with PCOS and the absence of periods (amenorrhoea).   Vicki is 33 years old and she came to see me for acupuncture because she hadn’t had a period for over two years.  She had […]

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Change and Moving Forward: Acupuncture can help

By Steve Coster / 22nd October 2019

In my last blog I wrote about the Gall Bladder and its importance when it comes to coping with change.  But the Liver is equally as important.  Both are related to the Wood element.  If you remember from my blog earlier in the year, the Liver represents the warrior within us.  It gives us the […]

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Time for a Change?

By Steve Coster / 9th October 2019

So here we are at that really weird time of year when it is neither too hot or too cold.  In Chinese Medicine this is the time of year associated with the Earth element.  It is a transitional time of year when we benefit from the harvest but also take stock for the coming lean […]

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Enjoying the last days of summer

By Steve Coster / 27th September 2019

It only seems like yesterday that I was writing about how it feels like the summer is coming.  After the last sunny weekend it looks like summer is on it’s way out.  It’s actually sunny as I write this, although it has been raining for much of the week and there’s more to come. We […]

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Supporting Women through the Menopause as a Fundamental Doorway of Life

By Steve Coster / 20th September 2019

One of the things that I love about being an Acupuncturist and Tui Na practitioner is that I never stop learning.  Unlike Western medicine where new research and evidence supersedes the old, in Chinese medicine new information is often simply added to the existing canon.  So that means not only studying the classics, but also […]

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