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Chinese Medicine - by Isobel Cosgrove

After 35 years in Chinese Medicine, I find I am moving nearer to understanding its essence. Let’s see if I can find the words to describe what I have got hold of recently. When I was 11 years old I had viral pneumonia. It was in the very early days on antibiotics, and I survived the crisis because they helped me get through the acute infection and temperatures of 104/105. Western medicine can be lifesaving in a crisis. It also prolongs life by intervening to treat high blood pressure, blocked arteries and other heart diseases, and by removing life-threatening tumors, for example.

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Treatment is Teamwork - by Isobel Cosgrove

In 2010 Acupuncture Newsletter I wrote about how regular treatments can support our areas of constitutional weakness - for example if you have poor circulation, low haemoglobin levels, weak lungs, eczema or other hereditary conditions, treatment can limit the impact of the illness and in some cases clear it completely. It can move us towards a much enhanced quality of life.

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Chinese Medicine and Men’s Health - by Tim Davis

Chinese medicine provides a comprehensive theory and practice, through herbal medicine and acupuncture, to treat many illnesses including specifically male related diseases. Tim has treated men for many different health problems in his practice.

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Male Infertility - by Tim Davis

Because many cases of male infertility stem from unknown causes and therefore mainstream medical treatment is often unsuccessful, many researchers are looking to alternative and complementary medicine for new ideas about causation and for new treatments.

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Andropause - by Tim Davis

This is an extremely interesting area of men’s health. Most men experience a change around about midlife (45-50). In very general terms there is a slowing down in metabolism - a lessening of physical energy, flexibility, recovery time from illness and in reflexes. It can for some men also be a vulnerable time when the way they have identified themselves in the first part of their lives starts to change. The ambition, vigour and high libido, all part of the yang energy of youth, begin to fade. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘midlife crisis’.

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