Quercetin & Covid-19

Quercetin is a bioflavanoid originally identified in oak leaves/bark (Quercus robur) hence the name, however it is found in a wide variety of plants including many common foods, herbs and spices. Quercetin has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiallergic, antiplatelet (anticoagulant), and vasodilatory properties. It has been shown that it can kill cancer cells, help, control blood sugar levels and prevent heart disease, but more recently it has been extensively investigated for its properties against Covid-19 in a variety of clinical studies.   C15H10O7 Sars-CoV-2

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How acupuncture treats pain

Exactly how acupuncture can treat pain is still a bit of a mystery although empirical evidence from clinical trials supports the claims that it does work and the treatment of pain is probably the most broadly accepted use of acupuncture by orthodox medicine. From a medical science perspective the analgesic effects of acupuncture must be mediated via the nervous system, however a conundrum arises because although some acupuncture points are found in zones dense in nervous receptors, many are not. A recent discovery

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Boost your immunity this Autumn with acupuncture and herbs

Autumn has finally arrived and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory this is the season of the Metal element which is cold and dry. Temperaturas are increasingly fluctuating as they fall and the nights are getting ever longer and colder. It is at this change of season, whether Spring or Autumn, that our bodies struggle to adjust appropriately to the changing temperatures of the environment, making it difficult to know what’s appropriate to wear. First we are hot, then cold, then hot

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Spring May boost IVF results, but acupuncture has much greater effect.

Spring May boost IVF results, but acupuncture has much greater effect – Richard Collisson. Mayday in the UK was originally called Beltane, an ancient Celtic pagan fertility festival celebrating the onset of Spring, manifest in the blooming of flowers and birth of baby animals. Recent scientific research now supports the assertion that Spring is a fertile season. Researchers at the Countess of Chester Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital observed that 20 per cent of IVF cycles from May to September resulted in a

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Heel pain can be effectively treated with acupuncture

Heel pain from plantar fasciitis is a very common problem that can occur at any age. It usually occurs after trauma to the foot and so typically only affects one foot , but can occur on both feet at the same time. The plantar fascia is an extension of the Achilles tendon which runs under the heel then spreads out across the sole of the foot and inserts into the base of the toes. Its function is to provide shock absorption on the

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