The Nourishment and Renewal of Life

‘Nourishing Life’ is used a lot in the Chinese Medicine Classics and is based on the principle that true nourishment (where we are kept ‘vital’ and renewed on a daily basis) is something that can only come through how we live our lives -in this way, we keep a strong immune system, stay well and realise true well-being.

This is the first character – Yang, meaning to nourish. I’ve chosen to write it in cursive script which means the standard character is written mostly with a single brush stroke. This way it retains a movement and flow which I feel represents the nature of what true nourishment means….where the effects of something that is beneficial to us, literally permeates and flows through us without ceasing and therefore, renews us on a continual basis.

Acupuncture works together with appropriate exercise, good diet and other lifestyle practices to ensure the maintenance of balance, harmony and what is considered to be a ‘condition of wholeness’.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton (Okehampton)) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).