Newsletter October 2014

193 Whitecross Street Holistic Health & Skin Clinic
Newsletter October 2014
Dear <<First Name>>,

193 Whitecross Street would like to give you a few tips on how to stay healthy this autumn!
Our fantastic practitioner 
Sarah Joseph (Acupuncture Access) knows a thing or two about leading a healthy lifestyle and has kindly agreed to share it with you.

Tips for staying healthy this autumn
In order to stay well, it’s important to align ourselves with the natural rhythms in nature. With autumn upon us, it’s a good time to check-in to see if we are adjusting correctly to the energy of the season.
The transition from summer to autumn can be particularly difficult, as we move from a time of socialising outdoors to a more passive phase. This directly impacts how we feel, and how we prevent and treat illness. 
Different aspects of mind, body and emotion are more vulnerable in different seasons. In autumn, acupuncturists will be looking particularly at: the Metal element (one aspect of the human psyche) the lung organ, and the emotion, grief.

Mentally, the Metal Element represents strength, discernment, focus, quality. After the fun and freedom of summer, it’s time for us to focus on what it important to us: what is it that brings quality to our lives, and how we can prioritise that ahead of winter? Metal brings clarity to those thoughts, and the ability to move smoothly from summer through to winter. Getting down to work can feel overwhelming if mentally, we are still stuck in summer; we want to focus on projects and make time for family, we want to eat healthy, cook more at home and be out socialising. 

If you are unable to sort through your priorities acupuncture can help you to see with clarity.

Hydrate, carry a scarf, eat seasonally
The lungs are the most exterior of our organs and the most delicate too. They are like leaves on a tree that dry up in the autumn. Lungs are easily affected by the colder, drier autumn air.  So, it may seem obvious, but make sure to layer your clothing and always have a scarf handy even when the sun is out. The wind and viruses enter the body at the back of the neck. Skin is associated with lungs in Chinese medicine, as it too is an organ of detoxification. Drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated from the inside and out. Eat warm foods at this time of year, as cold food will make your digestion sluggish – swap salads at lunchtime for a nourishing soup. 
Acupuncture can help boost your immune system by supporting the lung energy, and it can boost the blood supply to your face, helping with muscle tone, vitalising the look and feel of your skin.
Let go
Grief is processing loss. It is a healthy emotion as long as we move through it appropriately. We can have feelings of loss for a person, a way of life, a job, or a sense that we missed out on something. We can fail to see the quality in our own lives, always looking back with yearning.  These feelings can become particularly strong at this time of year, as our need to let go is a normal part of the rhythm of life. 
Acupuncture can help you move through the emotion of grief to make way for new possibilities.
Sarah Joseph is a licensed Acupuncturist and member of the British Acupuncture Council. She specialises in helping people with illnesses brought on through stress, sub-fertility and musculoskeletal conditions. She has helped hundreds of people to optimise their health and fully enjoy life.

“I can't tell you how amazing treatment has made me feel. I feel like myself again for the first time in so long. Thank you!'’ FG, London

We hope this will help you get though the dark autumn evenings!


Joining 193 Whitecross Street this October is Sue Ibrahim - Dermatology Practitioner 
With many years of experience, Sue Ibrahim is our award winning Nurse Consultant in Dermatology. Widely respected within the medical profession, she offers a friendly, professional service at 193 Whitecross Street every Wednesday. Sue offers Cosmetic Radio Wave Surgery. It is a modern technique used to remove skin lesions such as moles, warts, skin tags and any unwanted lumps and bumps quickly, easily and painlessly. Using the latest advanced radio-wave technology, the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and takes just fifteen to twenty minutes to achieve excellent results. No stitches are required and scarring is minimal – almost like airbrushing away any imperfections without a trace!

Also joining our clinic this month is Abi Farrow, who will be offering Semi-Permanent Make up. Abi is a well-known, highly regarded Permanent Makeup Artist who works with an array of high profile clientele, creating and delivering exceptional bespoke permanent make up treatments for Eyebrows, Eyes and Lips. Utilising permanent make up in a bespoke manner allows Abi to create the most flattering shape, colour or design for every client - often transforming a face entirely.


We are at your service so please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions about any of our services or products.

See you soon!

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