Green dragon


Happy Chinese New Year 2024
The Year of the Wood/Green Dragon

10th February 2024



The 3 months of winter
Are called closing and storing.
Water freezes, Earth cracks.
No more influence from the yang.

One goes to bed early; one gets up late.
Everything must be done according to
the light of the sun.
Exerting the will
As if buried, as if hidden
And taking care only of oneself,
As if fixed on oneself, in possession of oneself.
One must avoid the cold
And seek the heat;
Not let anything escape
Through the layers of the skin,
For fear of losing all the qi.

Su wen chapter 2
Transl:P119 Claude Larre
The way of heaven

So.. we must eat warming soup , be calm and go to bed early as the qi moves downwards. This allows the body to secure vitality for the seasons to come. We need to restore the yin to protect the yang, Jing and kidney essence. To hibernate a little.


My clinic is open Tuesdays - Fridays.


I have worked in the Stroud area as an Acupuncturist full time since 1994.

I have a discreet practice based at home in private surroundings in a quiet setting in Rodborough, Stroud in an 18th century stone house.

The clinic is on the ground floor and has relatively easy access - see relevant page.

I trained and taught at The College Of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa and specialise in five element acupuncture.




Re appointments:

Please could all patients take responsibility when attending appointments for any bugs that may be on board. I try and keep the clinic as 'clean' as possible for everyone, and your help in this is very much appreciated.

If you have had any of the following symptoms within the last 3 days DO NOT ATTEND:

  • Runny nose/nasal congestion
  • New onset headaches
  • New onset unusual fatigue
  • Sneezing [not hayfever]
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Persistent cough or shortness of breath of recent onset.
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of taste or smell

Please call me/contact me to discuss if at all unsure. If you need to cancel please give 24hours notice where possible. You will not be charged for short notice cancellations under these circumstances.

Please be conscious that covid variants remain at large and can be serious for some people.

Please arrive on time - I am still cleaning and airing the clinic in between patients so need that time.

Very best love and good wishes,


01453 847434
07960 844110


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