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Does the Damp Scottish Weather Effect Health?

There is much written in the classics about damp environments and health. In a previous blog I described the type of conditions which may be considered damp types. Generally if it feels heavy or clogged up or mucousy or swollen or phlegmy, it is a damp problem.  If you feel your symptoms are worse in the damp, rainy or humid weather then the root cause is damp. The aim of acupuncture is to clear the damp from the system and to bolster the system to dispel damp. Clearly if your re living in a damp environment, your are more likely to experience damp types of problems. 

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Visit to China

I will be taking part in a study trip to China this Autumn.  This will involve a two week stay at an Acupuncture Hospital in China, more details to follow

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Dampness and fatigue

Dampness in the system is a way of expressing the symptoms of many complaints. The main symptom of dampness is fatigue and a feeling of heaviness.  The feeling of heaviness in the legs going upstairs or the need to sit down to relieve the feeling of heavy fatigue.  There may be a feeling of mugginess in the head, or sinus type problems or mucousy /phlegmy problems.  There may be loose stools or a general feeling of "wading through treacle".  Swollen and stiff joints may also be symptomatic of dampness.  

Please see the next blog post to find out why in Scotland w are prone to dampness

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I personally will always attribute Julia's treatment to be the predominant factor in my extended period of remission from Crohn's disease. Julia is both a trusted friend and therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an alternative therapy.

Haley Creasey

My aches and pains in ankles, knees, hips and lower back disappear and my energy levels are given a very good boost too! It is 45 minutes or so of relaxation in a busy schedule. She keeps up to date with modern acupuncture techniques and has recently returned from a trip to China to experience these new techniques first hand. I cannot recommend Julia highly enough

Christopher Spencer

I consider myself very fortunate to have found Julia's Acupuncture Practice 2 years ago, when I decided to try acupuncture for back problems. After a few treatments the problems were solved. Since I have every confidence in Julia's ability, each treatment is a very relaxing and worthwhile experience.

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