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Helping yourself by Gordon Peck
Acupuncture - Helping Yourself

Helping yourself

There are many ways to help yourself and to stay healthy:

Eat well

Have a range of good quality seasonal food, freshly prepared

Keep the evening meal light and early if possible.

Avoid chilled drinks, especially with meals.


If you are texting or rushing while you eat, you will not make good use of the food.


Not everyone thrives on just pounding the treadmill or heaving weights. Consider swimming, walking, dancing, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Pilates.


Breathing can profoundly affect your mood, blood pressure, heart health and supply of oxygen to tissues and brain.

Get into the habit of nose breathing. Keep your mouth closed whenever you remember.

Slow your breath and focus on your abdomen rather than your chest.

If you are anxious or stressed, breathe out slowly and sink your attention down.

Enjoy life

Take a walk in the countryside or look out over the sea. Recall that sense of awe which comes when you appreciate the wonder of nature.

Make a list of things that delight you - your favourite films, music, animals, people, smells, places.

A photo at your desk, your favourite album in the car, phoning or visiting friends, all these can remind you of the good things in life.

Follow your dream

“Don't sweat the small stuff” Ignore the minor problems in life. There are more important things out there!

Consider what you are doing with your life in general, and what you would like to have achieved in five or ten years time.