How to take care of your health

Congratulations for being here, whichever way you found your way in, you are part of the group that puts health as a priority and that should be celebrated.

Healthcare is a daily requirement and a conscious thought process. You want to think of your health at least once a day and care for your wellbeing. Make a conscious action at least once a day to take part in an activity that benefits your health.


💧Actively drink more water for a month. Record your energy levels and how engaged your body and mind are before and after the challenge.  

🎎 Have an acupuncture treatment once a month.

🍓 Switch to a smoothie twice a week for breakfast.

🌹Take part in Qi Gong once a week.

🕯Daily breathing exercises for two weeks.

Pick an incentive and take control of your healthcare. Mix and match which incentives you want to use to help your healthcare.

There are so many options to improve your energy and impact your workload from ground up. Be wise with the choices you make because your body feeds off the information you provide. If your body does not like the way you are handling your health the effects creep up on you.

As the first choice, choose to take care of your health and you will work out the rest. If all else fails, fall back on the healthcare system but be careful when you must choose medication and surgery because you are heading to the path of side effects.

See some of our most loved posts and articles on our healthcare blog:

How acupuncture helps with weight loss

Feel your heart rate change with coffee

How acupuncture and herbal medicine helps infertility

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How acupuncture and herbal medicine helps infertility

Infertility affects one in six couples and unfortunately for a(Ÿ) quarter of cases the routine tests show no answers, and the cause of their infertility is unexplained. Initial trials for the effectiveness of acupuncture in infertility, however, have shown benefits in some cases. Success stories on the internet and word of mouth increasingly applauding acupuncture, attributing it to their success for pregnancy, mean more and more people are looking to acupuncture for help with infertility.

Acupuncture increases the white blood cell production in your body which positively impacts your immune system. As immunological factors and adverse immune responses are associated with infertility, using acupuncture to boost your white blood cell production will support functions to help you to conceive.

Clinical trials suggest that those with insulin resistance and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) suffer from the inability to ovulate, resulting in infertility. Establishing whether you are suffering from these disorders will assist your acupuncturist in giving you a targeted treatment. Whether you have the disorder or not, according to the results that arisedoes not rule out blood, qi and phlegm stagnation which all contribute towards infertility.

Acupuncture promotes homeostasis which means if you are targeting acupuncture for infertility the holistic effect will also be increasing your spleen and liver health, improving the function of the organs that produce insulin and your hormones.  

In western terms the aetiology, pathology and prognosis may be known or unknown for your disease. Characteristic signs and symptoms point towards disease, disrupting the normal functioning of organs and systems. Regardless of what is understood about your condition in western terms, the eastern view and practical approach to your condition is different.

Acupuncturists approach health using the Five Element theory and by understanding the roles of the organs, blood, physiological and internal processes. The effect acupuncture has on the nervous system, where the brain is the headquarter, will have a stimulating effect on the endocrine system and the digestive system. The vessels open during acupuncture, promoting the functioning of the cardiovascular system, muscular and respiratory system.  

A 16-week study with 384 patients was conducted to investigate acupuncture, infertility, PCOS and insulin resistance. The patients were split into 2 groups with one group undergoing pre-treatment of acupuncture and 4 cycles of letrozole. The other had no pre-treatment of acupuncture and 4 cycles of letrozole. Results found that the acupuncture pre-treatment group had a higher birth rate than the group only using letrozole.

Conditions such as dysmenorrhea, pelvis pain and hormonal imbalances can have an impact on your chances of conceiving and these same diseases have improved or been eradicated time and time again inwomen throughout 10 years of clinical practice in acupuncture and natural medicine.

We know 21st century social and dietary habits including stress, depression, anxiety, excess alcohol and caffeine consumption, cigarette and drug use, high body mass index, poor exercise and lifestyle choices contribute to your ability to conceive. Until the day our tests are more intricate, and our theory is more detailed, acupuncture is the tool which will assist Âź of women in their journey to conceive. Acupuncture will support your detoxification process, giving you the space to put your priorities into placeand gain perspective on what you need to focus on.

Followers of The Tao advocate making a trailmix consisting of equal parts dried cranberries, walnuts, sesame seeds, longan fruits and cashews as nutrition for infertility.

To share anothereffective way to help change your symptoms welcome herbal medicine. Herbal medicine has shown in clinical research to increase the production of white and red cells,helping to support women with weaknesses and deficiencies after menstruation. Certain herbs are used in formulas to stimulate the immune system, enhancing the macrophages activity and further increasing the white blood cells.

Evergreen herbal collection has formulas for endometriosis, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, female infertility, pelvis pain, varicocele, masses, benign tumour and fibrocystic disorders in the lower abdominal region. Crafted by expertsfromexperience derived results and using a gentle transaction to turn the ingredients into an easy to swallow capsule packed full of vitamins and minerals.  

Herbal formula, Resolve Lower, has therapeutic actions to treat female infertility caused from obstructions in the uterus and ovaries which assistin healing cysts and fibroids in this area. There is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory action to relieve pain and swelling association with gynaecological disorder.

According to traditional Chinese medicine abnormal tissues diagnosed as ‘blood stasis and phlegm stagnation’ are the gynaecological disorders referring to abnormal growth of tissues found in areas of the body.

Herbal formulas are designed to activate blood circulation, remove blood and phlegm stagnation, warm the abdomen and relieve pain.Working with an herbalist will help you to achieve the best outcome as your condition needs to be monitored, recorded and tweaked according to the results.

Evergreen have developed a series of formulas for the different phases throughout menstruation. During ovulation, the primary treatment strategy is to help the eggs mature and promote ovulation. The luteinizing hormones encourage ovulation which kidney yang tonic herbs help to stimulate.

To encourage the movement of the egg into the fallopian tube herbs can be used to increase the blood supply to the ovaries, inducing the contraction of the muscles pulling the ovaries closer to the fallopian tubes. 

The theory is here, now is the time for you to put what you want into practice.

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Celebrate a reason to celebrate

Popcity battle organised by Fiya House a london Street Dance popping crew

Needless to say winter has been different and without events to look forward to, creating a buzz about life events is still important. 

Self and Social. Work, family and friends. 

Take one aspect at a time and think about how you can create a reason to celebrate. Get planning and follow through with your idea!

After spending time thinking about friends, loved ones and work, take time to think about the person behind the driving force, you.

Bringing back the battle life from my birthday last year. Seeing this brings feelings of emotion. Street dance battles, one of the best places to be in London. Expressing the privilege to be part of a space which is liberating. A connectivity through dance ignites a flame to explore internal personal awareness, developing identification of self and skills in confidence. 

Keeping the spirit alive and bringing life to the scene @fiyahouse, I can’t wait to be back jamming with you all. Until then…


How to have and keep a positive mindset

Street Dance Battle in London

Do you see freedom or fear?

Stepping outside of your comfort zone positively impacts the mind. When you undertake an activity you are not familiar with an increase in adrenaline will surge your body. When you come out of the activity and feel successful with your efforts, you will send feel good chemicals to your brain that make you feel happy.

Undertaking an activity you are not comfortable with takes courage. To have support or feel there is the obligation to undertake a request from a senior at work or friend will assist in you coming outside of your comfort zone. To self-guide your way there takes will-power, but it is a vital ingredient in feeling fulfilled.

To have and keep a positive mindset takes years of exploring the subconscious, picking apart patterns of behaviour, negative traits and undertaking practical tasks to influence your lifestyle. The recipe to success is a continuous journey and balancing act but the knowledge and skills can be easily transferred to you.

This course will take you on a journey through self-discovery and bring you in touch with your feelings. The guide will give you what you need to understand deep rooted emotional issues and the tools to clear the path for a positive mindset.



How acupuncture helps with weight loss

Chinese medicine explains that the spleen, liver, kidney and triple warmer are the main organs linked to obesity. Invigorating the spleen will encourage the removal of dampness and energising the liver, with acupuncture, will assist in the removal of blood stasis, supporting the imbalance of obesity.

Acupuncture decreases fatty acid production, which when left in the blood is thought to raise the risk of cardiovascular diseases by causing insulin resistance. Acupuncture also assists in regulating glucose, controlling the blood sugar levels and reducing risks of diseases like diabetes.

Inflammation is a common problem and is also elevated in obese people, however acupuncture reduces inflammation markers in the body.

Obesity related diseases like atherosclerosis and insulin resistance have pro-inflammatory cells which causes an increase in inflammation.  As obesity is causing further inflammation and inflammation is elevated in obese people, the circle of ill health will continue until the inflammation markers are bought down.

Meeting Sarah has completely changed my life. I am eating things that I have never tried in 55 years. I am losing weight (a bonus) but more importantly my body is healthier now than it has ever been. Sarah is always full of good advice and encouragement. Thank you so much Sarah. – Ruth Evans

The hunger hormone ghrelin is found in the gut, but the function can become impaired, and send incorrect signals to the brain regarding hunger. Six weeks of acupuncture partly restored the physiological function and saw a significant increase in the ghrelin hormone, resulting in a clearer hunger signal bring sent to the brain.  

A new peptide found in the brain, nesfatin-1, regulated the appetite in rodents and this same peptide was found to increase in obese patients. A study of acupuncture for 30 minutes was found to decrease body weight, fat mass, body mass index and waist circumferences.

Acupuncture resulted in a decrease in the hormone, leptin, which is triggered in the brain when the fat stores become low. This indicates that the reduced levels of the hormone leptin in the body, will lower the urge to consume foods high in sugar and fat. In addition, acupuncture influences the endocrine system which subsequently adjusts the absorption and storage of the calorie.

During an acupuncture study there was a decrease of POMC, a polypeptide, which diminished the applicant’s food intake. There was also an increase in energy consumption due to protein activity.  When acupuncture is then performed regularly it will assist in achieving a weight loss goal.  

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