Sleep

Sleep and the body clock

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Sleep 101 Part 3 Sleep and the body clock

The body clock that Professor Williams discusses in Part 3 of the Sleep 101 series, has a counterpart in Chinese Medicine – the Chinese Clock – which I’ll talk about in this post.  The body clock – the day/night cycle helping us sleep (and wake) Simply put, the body clock (also known as the circadian clock or rhythm) is a […]

Sleep

How to unlearn insomnia

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Sleep 101 Part 2 How to unlearn insomnia

Professor Williams explains how to unlearn insomnia. It’s complicated of course, but if we try and keep it simple, let’s start with 4 easy and quite obvious things you can do that will help you sleep better. Happily, we no longer live in a time where sleep apnoea is amusing, and instead we now recognise the importance of sleep and […]

Sleep

What happens when we don’t sleep?

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Sleep 101 Part 1 What happens when we don't sleep

I see a lot of patients with sleep problems, so when I got the opportunity to speak with Professor Adrian Williams about the science of sleep, I jumped at the the chance. This is the first in a 4-part series of posts which feature Professor Williams talking about his favourite subject. Think of the series as an intro to sleep […]

Integrated Medicine

Integrated medicine – a case for acupuncture

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Doctor consoling patient in accident and emergency department bruce mccallum acupuncture

I met Dr Hamblin-Brown (who prefers to be called DJ) at Tunbridge Wells Hospital emergency department, and spent half an hour talking to him about the role Five Element Acupuncture might play in Integrated Medicine. During our chat DJ talked about his first experience of acupuncture while teaching at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture in London, his progression to […]