On the 15th June 2017, the board of Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) took the decision to suspend IVF and specialist fertility services with immediate effect. Find out how you can get informed and involved with the current public consultation.
The last few summers in the UK have been very hot which has meant that my favourite drink of a freshly brewed cup of tea hasn't had quite the appeal that it usually does. In today's blog post I'm going to write about a healthy alternative that has kept me cool through the summer and which takes 5 minutes to make. Cold brew tea.
Lily's reflections on attending the international conference on complementary and integrative medicine research in Berlin May 2017
With Easter just around the corner Lily provides 3 top tips for staying healthy over the Easter break as well a few important dates for your diary.
Lily is launching a new blogpost series called MyHealth in April 2017 and we would love to have your input in building this up. Please read on for more information!
Lily's research into the use of Chinese herbal medicine for polycystic ovary syndrome is now published in BMJ Open!
In this blog I’ll lay out a few handy tips on how small changes can be the key to successfully being a little more mindful each day.
Modern dietary advice suggests that having white rice as a staple in our diets may not be as nutritious for us as alternative foods and is starting to become increasingly linked with metabolic conditions like diabetes and obesity.
Today’s recipe is called “Five Spice Pork” or “Loh Bak” (卤肉). It was introduced to me by my husband who is from Singapore as a festive dish. Over the years we have refined the dish so that it can be made in 20 minutes and uses Pork shoulder rather than the usual fatty pork belly. It's a great recipe for cold winter days and goes very well with rice.
Chinese New Year for 2017 will be celebrated on the 28th January and is the most important festival in the traditional Chinese calendar. With this in mind I thought it would be a great opportunity to write a blog post about what Chinese New Year means to me.
As part of our consultations, we're constantly speaking to patients about ways in which they can improve their health and wellbeing at home by incorporating certain foods, drinks or other products.
Here you'll find a list of some of the most requested items that our patients have found useful.
It's that time of the year again and festive celebrations and excessive chocolate eating are definitely in full swing here at the clinic!
Here are just a few things to note about our opening hours over the festive period, and last order dates.
We’ve been listening to what our patients want since day one, many of whom have been gracious enough to leave us comments and feedback. Here are just a few ways that the service you receive from us today is a little better than it was 11 years ago!
Cool down with this Chinese pearl barley recipe, used in Hong Kong and Singapore for self-limiting illnesses like coughs and colds
Sharing research at TCM Kongress Rothenburg 2016: Key take-home messages
In this latest post, Lily talks Daisy Ridley, PCOS and some ways in which you can help to manage symptoms
This 7th March marks the beginning of endometriosis awareness week and for 2016, this also coincides with acupuncture awareness week. Read more about the research into acupuncture for endometriosis and the work done by UK charities in raising the profile of this common and debilitating gynaecological condition.
In celebration of Acupuncture Awareness Week which runs 7 - 13 March 2016, we introduce acupuncture for arthritis and chronic pain
Find out more about the fertility journey, IVF and understanding diminished ovarian reserve from Lily's blogpost on attending the Fertility Show 2015.
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Lily's availability for appointments between Christmas and New Year
Arthritis Research UK funded research on low back pain - an opportunity for acupuncturists, osteopaths and physiotherapists to contribute to a research study led by University of Southampton
This month we're fortunate to have a guest post by hypnobirthing practitioner Emma Harwood-Jones.
We're excited to announce additional appointments times to tackle our waiting list. As of the 5th October it's going to be easier to book an appointment with Lily. Find out about the new times at Speedwell Pharmacy.
Did you know that acupuncture treatments with Lily are covered by a number of private health insurance companies? Find out whether you may be able to claim your treatment costs through your health insurance provider.