Browsing Archive: June, 2013

A Liver's best friend: Detox, Lose Weight and Stay Hangover FREE

Posted by Lucie Petts on Tuesday, June 25, 2013,
A food supplement I often prescribe in my clinic is....
Sometimes I come across patients who like a drink or ten.  This wonderful plant can prevent liver destruction and enhance liver function, coupled with the ability to stimulate the growth of new liver cells to replace old damaged cells. 

Milk thistle increases the production of bile, which reduces fatty deposits in the liver, thus aiding detoxification and weight control.

Milk thistle can be found in every health store and can b...

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Whats the Point?

Posted by Lucie Petts on Tuesday, June 25, 2013,
The Point is 'Hegu'. 

It is helpful for all things pain related and is especially effective for headaches.


The Claim: Applying pressure to a dime-sized spot located between the thumb and forefinger can calm anxiety and pain, headaches and dental pain. Acupuncturists treat this spot with pins.

The Verdict: Of the more than 300 Chinese acupuncture points, hegu in clinical practice seems to be one of the most useful—particul...

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Stick your tongue out at yourself

Posted by Lucie Petts on Thursday, June 20, 2013,

Our bodies are clever and give us signals all the time.

For example our body gives us pain to notify us that something is wrong!

There is facial diagnosis, foot diagnosis, ear diagnosis, hand diagnosis and more..

Our bodies are so clever and they are trying to warn us all the time so we can quickly do something about it .

The easiest one is to stick your tongue out at yourself in the mirror. Try not to laugh!

The Tongue is a mirror to all our body's organs as seen in the picture below:

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You've all gone bananas????

Posted by Lucie Petts on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,
Dear Patients..

You are not going to like me very much...

Over the last few weeks I've given most of you a weekly diet sheet to fill out and what I noticed with most of you is that you have gone banana crazy!! 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory every food has a certain energetic response on the body.
For example: Bananas have a moistening/ dampening effect whilst an apple has a drying effect. 

Our internal body climate reflects our external environment, hence living in the UK whic...

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You don't need to suck on it! Lemon!

Posted by Lucie Petts on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,

Drink a mixture of half a fresh lemon squeezed in warm water first thing in the morning.

Consuming this on an empty stomach is more beneficial than you realise.

  • Promotes easy digestion, 
  • Expels phlegm from the lungs
  • Its a good dose of Vitamin C
  • Aids weight loss
  • Prevents Kidney Stones
  • Soothes a sore throat
  • Potassium Power (who needs bananas?)
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Alkaline (Balances bodies PH balance)
  • Brings down a fever

The main reason I prescribe this to my patients is if they have the Chinese Diagnosi...

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A Neglected Health Practice! Takes seconds to do!

Posted by Lucie Petts on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,

Give yourself an ear rub a day! It rubs the pain away! 

If you take a look at the picture below you can see that the shape of an ear actually looks like an upside down foetus.

Giving your ears a bit of attention regularly stimulates acu- points and gives the whole immune system a boost. This works in the same way as reflexology.
(Different parts of the foot correspond with different parts of the body).

You can be even more specific!

If suffering from a headache rub the ear lobe.
Feeling anxious?

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PinPoint Therapy Pin Points the Problem every time!

Lucie Petts I am a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist and I am interested in all things alternative. I am a Reiki Master and I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I run a busy health practice called PinPoint Therapy. My job fulfills me and I see my patients as friends that I want to help make the most out of their life, this includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.