This page is a collection of Michael’s articles, newsletters, sources of inspiration and posts. These are offered to you as educational material and practical tips for health and wellbeing in everyday life.

Male Self Care

  Over four decades in practice, I have noted that the greater percentage, by far, of my clientele are female. I have often pondered this gender imbalance. One theory is that males harbour the delusion of invulnerability, the strong, independent species, being splendidly endowed creatures who require no assistance in maintaining sustained  health and wellbeing. [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Getting The Sleep You Need

Insomnia "Night-time, the time of darkness and rest, is the moment when Yin embraces and nourishes Yang, which withdraws inwardly and settles down" . (Rossi E) Sleep - we need it each and every night. Unfortunately, many people are: Not getting enough sleep volume Not experiencing quality sleep and therefore waking unrefreshed Dreaming excessively Waking [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tennis Elbow – an acupuncture rescue

Just ask anyone who has experienced this localized affliction; it really knocks you around! Yours truly was recently subjected to this impairment and I can attest to episodes of a quite debilitating degree of pain and major limitations of movement and strength associated with the arm in question. Tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, is a painful [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Silence is still golden

I have an old friend that has been helpful to me over many, many years. This friend often reminds me not to overdo things and that, paradoxically,very often, ‘less is better’. Allow me to explain. Many people come to counselling to deal with what appear to be impasses in their relationships. These ‘sticking points’ definitely [...]

By |March 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Transforming Head, Neck and Shoulder pain

Upper Body pain, tension, stiffness and restriction of movement is a  very common complaint treated in the clinic. Acute pain can bring your life to a standstill. Chronic pain debilitates, restricts quality of life and dampens one's mood, temperament, enthusiasm and energy levels. Whilst pain killing medications can bring wondrous relief in severe situations, we [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Irritability – when we lose our flow

Irritability is an uneasy state that doesn’t sit well with us and is often accompanied by a demeanor of restlessness or dissatisfaction. Irritability can make its presence felt physically and emotionally. Clients experience irritability in different ways: A more physical phenomenon such as  ‘Irritable Bowel’ syndrome A manifestation of hormonal build-up, as in premenstrual syndrome [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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