Stop Winter Bugs in their tracks NATURALLY!

t’s that time of year again when children go back to school and bring home all kinds of bugs and th whole family starts coughing and sneezing.  By the time Christmas comes, children are missing nativity plays, parents are taking time off work and hospitals are crying out about bed shortages. As someone who Is self-employed, I have long recognised that I simply cannot afford to be off sick, so I have taken a particular interest in what I can do to avoid catching the bugs even when I may […]

Natural Alternatives to HRT and why the Menopause should make you feel better than ever!

In the UK a shortage of Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs has now become a reality and it is becoming evident just how many women have relied on it without being given an alternative way of managing their menopausal symptoms, so taking a look at how the Chinese view the menopause may shed some light on what else can be recommended. A woman typically spends forty years of her life losing blood on a monthly basis jut in case that is the month she falls pregnant.  If we assume she will […]

How to Improve your fertility naturally by reducing stress levels inside and outside your body.

When we talk about stress, what we are actually referring to is a hormone in our body called cortisol which is triggered when we need to be alert or on guard over something.  This hormone over-rides all other hormones because it is related to our very survival, alerting our body to a threat.  If we are under threat, then it is obvious that our body is going to use all its resources to get away from the danger and we go into fight, flight or freeze mode.  At this time, […]

Acupuncture for Acne and herbal remedies you can do at home.

Acupuncture for acne and herbal remedies you can do at home. The skin is the largest organ in our body and has a very important role in the elimination of toxins, so in Chinese Medicine, any skin condition is a symptom of something else in the body being out of balance and an attempt by the body to restore homeostasis. At Barefoot Medicine, Simone approaches acne by using acupuncture to reduce the pain and inflammation, herbal remedies to rid the body of the toxins and restore the moisture and nourishment […]

Acupuncture for Migraine

Migraines can be very different from one person to another, but whether they are hormonal, stress-related or have no obvious trigger, acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutritional therapy are very likely to make a big improvement.  Conventional western medicine can alleviate some symptoms for some people, but for many the side-effects are as bad as or worse than the migraine itself so many people turn to acupuncture to help.  Sadly, it is often as a last resort, but in my experience everyone I have treated for migraine, cluster headaches or standard […]

Why herbal antibiotics will always be better than pharmaceutical ones

We are at that time of year again when children go back to school and within weeks whole families start going down with ‘winter bugs’ that are spread in the playgrounds and are brought home by snotty-nosed children.  Bacteria forms, mutates and evolves so very much faster than they can be identified in the lab that by the time any hope of an antidote has been developed, the thing it is trying to overcome has changed, so the scientists are forever playing catch-up. Clearly the Western Medicine approach is not […]