More than 13,500 women responded with their testimonies on what it’s like living with endometriosis - HALF said they had had suicidal thoughts, and many rely on highly addictive painkillers. But what is endometriosis?
This month we’re featured on “The Accountancy Partnerships” website as their client of the month. If you’d like to read their interview article with Lily please check out their post here.
It’s Chinese New Year on Tuesday 5th February! If you have an appointment booked in over the new year period, you’ll receive a little goody bag with a selection of treats. Find out more about each treat in my latest blog post.
The festive season is now in full swing! Stay up to date on our opening hours over the festive season.
Find out how the Zika virus could affect you if you’re thinking of growing your family. This is especially important if you’re planning on travelling to Zika affected countries and seeking IVF treatment.
‘Lily is an outstanding practitioner. I would recommend her (and have done) to anyone whose needs have not been met with treatment using Western medicine.’
Read about the growing evidence-base for treatments like acupuncture for supporting those undergoing Cancer treatment.
This year the clinic will be closed on the 24th to 28th December, the 31st December and New Years day. I'll be running a slightly reduced number of hours around the holiday period so if you would like to make an appointment, please try and book in as soon as possible.
Lily talks about Generalised Anxiety Disorder, how Acupuncture can help and other top tips for helping yourself.
National Fertility Awareness week aims on helping the many people that face fertility issues and hopes to change the perception of fertility issues in our community. Find out more and how to get involved.
Herts Valleys CCG announced on 12th October that it would be suspending funding of NHS IVF. Read more about the decision and what to do next.
Lily has been named Finalist for 2017 UK Best Practitioner Award!
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