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Corona Virus - A complimentary therapists view..

Posted by Lucie Petts on Thursday, March 12, 2020,

So you’ve heard all the regular advice about the Corona Virus such as washing hands and stocking up.. and the conflicting opinions whether this virus is something to panic over
whether it is or not here is what a complimentary therapist would advise..

*Ingest oregano oil capsules
Oregano oil supports a healthy immune system and respiratory function
Protects against environmental threats
Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses
Protects from common cold and flu

*Burn Sage in your...

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How can Meditation help me?

Posted by Lucie Petts on Thursday, January 3, 2019,


Life is full of ups and downs. And everybody tends to get overwhelmed at times. But there are many ways of dealing with what happens. Some people go to the gym to workout. Others meet up with friends and enjoy a nice meal with lots of conversation.  But sometimes it comes down to what we can do by ourselves, for ourselves. Many things are beyond our control. However, we can take responsibility for the state of our mind and meditation is a wonderful tool that helps us do that.

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Headaches and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by Lucie Petts on Tuesday, January 1, 2019,





There are four main types of headache: tension, cluster, sinus and migraine. And, there are varying triggers for these headaches, such as food, stress, hormones, dehydration and weather. Fortunately, eliminating the triggers and finding natural ways to prevent and help an ongoing headache are possible.


Tension: Tension headaches are the most common and are the result of impinged blood flow due to muscle tightness and contraction. Tens...

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How balanced is your Qi?

Posted by Lucie Petts on Wednesday, April 9, 2014,
If Qi goes out of balance it either becomes deficient or stagnant.

1. Do you feel tired or tire towards the end of the day even without overdoing it?
2. Do you find it a strain to assert yourself?
3. If you are feeling tired do you find it hard to digest your food or do you easily get loose bowels?
4. Do you sometimes get weak in the legs and prefer to sit down?
5. Do you easily feel breathless, especially if you assert yourself, eg. run for a short distance?

If you answer at least two of the quest...
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Lose weight! Create healthy brain chemistry and have increased energy by adding these 4 ingredients!

Posted by Lucie Petts on Tuesday, March 18, 2014,
I have been incorporating a daily drink into my diet with fantastic results. So good that I started recommending it to my patients.
Hormonal problems ? (such as ovarian cysts, PMT, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis, breast tenderness, spots on the chin area, decreased libido) Lethargy? Excess weight?
All of these become a thing of the past!
Many of my patients are doing this with fabulous results. One lady lost a stone in two weeks by doing nothing except adding this super blend of in...
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Ladies! Have you lost your mojo?

Posted by Lucie Petts on Tuesday, March 18, 2014,
Do you suffer with all or any of the following?

  • Weak knees and lower back?
  • Back hurts particularly first thing in the morning or after exerting yourself.
  • Decreased libido
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Ear problems
  • Dark under eye circles
  • Increased urination or urgency
  • Unexplained fear

For loss of libido increase intake of flaxseeds (add to porridge, yogurt, cereal or a smoothie)
Vaginal dryness use coconut oil as a lubricant, it has also got anti fungal, ...

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Asthma -Bronchitis- Hayfever- ease the wheeze!

Posted by Lucie Petts on Tuesday, March 11, 2014,
Washing your hair and changing clothes after you have been outside can reduce your exposure to seasonal allergic pollens.

Dust mites, tobacco smoke, and food additives are just a few of the common asthma triggers.

Acupuncture techniques, including cupping along the back shu points of the lungs, can greatly reduce worrisome asthmatic wheezing. Cupping jars are places on acu-points that help open your lungs. your acu-pro can show you how to do this helpful technique at home.

Cutting back on sugar,...
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Oh, my aching back!!!

Posted by Lucie Petts on Sunday, March 9, 2014,
Back pain is the number one cause of disability for people between the ages 19-45.

Drink lots of water if you suffer from sudden low-back strain. It's often the result of overwork, resulting in a build up of lactic acid in your muscles. One or two 8 ounce glasses of water may bring relief in just a few minutes. 

You can stimulate acu-point BL54 by placing your fingertips in the centre of the creases behind your knees and either pressing deeply or rubbing whilst exhaling. This point stimulates t...
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Skin- the purpose of the surface!

Posted by Lucie Petts on Sunday, March 9, 2014,
Your skin reflects the inner functions of your body and spirit.
Organs like your stomach, lungs and bowels can greatly affect the texture, tone and glow of your skin.

Eczema! Ditch the itch! 

Food allergies can escalate eczema!
Common culprits: wheat, dairy, sugar, eggs, processed foods, peanuts, strawberries, fried foods.
See if you can make a connection by watching how your skin reacts to these foods.

Studies have shown that taking three-six grams of Evening Primrose Oil at day for three months...
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Your treatment: the least you need to know!

Posted by Lucie Petts on Sunday, March 9, 2014,
  • Qi is food+air transforming into your own natural medicine
  • Stimulating acu-points unlocks Qi so your body can heal itself
  • Acupuncture needles don't hurt, because they are hair-thin and round tipped to glide between muscle fibres
  • Pressing your pulse and abdomen unlocks clues to your condition
  • Observing the tongue unlocks clues to your condition
  • Moxibustion increases circulation by heating up acu-points with the controlled burning of herbs
  • Cupping pulls and lifts muscles into a glass jar to untie kno...

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Posted by Lucie Petts on Saturday, March 8, 2014,
Gingerly does it!

  • Take Ginger for a cold
Fresh ginger may be added to soup one minute before its removed from the stove.
Ginger increases the warmth in your body and traditionally is thought to increase circulation in the outer muscles of the head and upper back, driving the cold out.

  • Drinking Ginger tea for Infertility
Often many women cannot get pregnant due to having a cold uterus. Ginger is naturally warming and could help you on your way to getting pregnant.

  • Bells Palsy
  • Neuralgia/ Facial Nerve...

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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.