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What is your resting facial expression?

Stylist magazine recently brought to my attention a syndrome called Bitchy Resting Face (BRF) which “is basically an expression (or rather a non-expression), that makes people think you’re in a bad mood, when actually you’re not. In fact, you’re probably not thinking about a lot, to be honest.” There’s even a spoof public service announcement about the condition on YouTube which has gone viral. In my practice as a cosmetic acupuncture specialist, I help many people with the effects of ageing. The two most common issues [...]

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Don’t Be a Skeptic: Study Finds Cynics May Be More Likely to Develop Dementia

We all know that having a positive attitude in life is the ideal – banish all the self-doubt, negativity and skepticism for a much healthier mind and body. But while it may seem a bit self-help bookish to some, a new study has shown a possible link between cynical people being more likely to develop dementia. Anna-Maija Tolppanen, one of the study’s authors and a professor at the University of Eastern Finland, explains: There have been previous studies that showed that people who [...]

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Summertime and Chinese Medicine

July seems to have reach so fast, since June 21st – the summer solstice, and  longest day of the year. After a season of growth during spring and a gradual shift in balance, we have now entered the most yang phase of the year. We are now putting all our efforts in continuing that spurt, changing from a sprint to the marathon while also reaping the rewards of the summer season. Here in the northern hemisphere the summer months of [...]

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Men’s Health in Chinese Medicine

In the yin and yang world of Chinese medicine, there isn’t a particular aspect that is especially masculine or feminine. However, one area we can always focus on to strengthen men’s health is the Kidney’s function. Those of you who know me may have heard me refer to the Kidney* as the fireplace of the home. It is the area where warmth radiates from and where friends and family congregate around. Architecturally it is often the focal point of a [...]



Case Study – available: Appointment gaps: an acupuncturist finds a cure. The Acupuncturist: Ross Barr treats digestive conditions, mental and emotional disorders, addictions, respiration issues, asthma and back pain, but his specialties are male and female infertility and cosmetic acupuncture. He believes in tailoring treatment to the needs of the client. He’s also a member of the British Acupuncture Council and a graduate of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. When it comes to business sense, he has made some [...]


New Year Issue 2014: Out Now!

Congratulations to Amy, on her first issue as Managing Editor of HTM … Now busy working on a Spring issue for all of you lovely readers, here is her Editor Letter for the current Holistic Therapist Magazine… Subscribe today for more news, business and health in the industry’s No.1 Business Guide. (Cover credits: Tina and MUA: Jolina O’Hair) Dear therapist, Welcome to the latest issue and Happy New Year! It’s my first issue as the new editor and I’ve been absolutely loving working [...]