Sadly we are losing our wonderful Acupuncturist, Susan George who as worked as part of the team for several years.   Susan is moving away and we wish her all the very best for her new life on the Isle of Wight. At the same time we are pleased to welcome Becky Hale who will be [...]


Becky Hale, Acupuncturist

Becky Hale LicAc, BSC (Hons), Dip Tui Na, MBAcC, DHP Traditional Chinese & Five Element Acupuncturist We are delighted to welcome Becky Hale, as our new Acupuncturist at Luck’s Yard Clinic. Becky is a qualified Acupuncturist with 9 years of experience. She trained at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading having completed [...]


10th Anniversary party

On Saturday 10th June, The Luck’s Yard Team celebrated their 10th anniversary. The party was held at Secretts Pick Your Own Café, and all our patients who have supported us over the years since 2007 were invited to come and join us. We had nibbles, cakes and a glass of bubbly as well as a [...]


HPA Axis – Adrenal Fatigue – what’s going on?

What is HPA Axis Dysregulation? You may be familiar with the term “Adrenal Fatigue” and it probably conjures up images of a state of total physical and mental exhaustion as a result of exposure to high cortisol, one of our stress hormones.  However, the picture is a little more complicated and in this blog I [...]


Prebiotics for better sleep?

Many of my clients have been asking me about prebiotics and their role in improving sleep so I thought I would write some more on this subject as insomnia seems to be an increasing problem. Some of you will have seen the BBC programme where Michael Mosley explored insomnia and gave some ideas of what to [...]


Power of Ten: healthy, happy feet

Yvette Mann gives us 10 tips to help keep your feet healthy and happy. Never cut your nails too severely down the nails. Better to cut straight across, gently file corners and seek advice if they are painful. Do not pick your toenails as this may encourage in-grown toenails, a painful condition down the side [...]


Power of Ten: Connections between the brain and exercising

Last summer I came upon a brand new book written by a Swedish doctor and psychiatrist called Anders Hansen. It is called ‘Hjarn stark’, which literally means brain-strong. Anders research focused on how exercise can help people’s brain function without using medication. Needless to say I read it with great interest so much so that [...]


Power of Ten: aromatherapy oils

Frances Box explains the traditional use of these aromatherapy oils LAVENDER Mainly used as a soothing oil. Traditionally an old folk remedy used for soothing muscular aches and pains, abdominal cramps and nausea. As it is considered to have calming qualities it may also support stress-related conditions such as headaches, insomnia and shock. FRANKINCENSE Used [...]


Power of Ten: easy daily yoga practice

Cathy Taylor’s Power of 10 tips for Easy Daily Yoga practice: Create a calm and clutter-free space for your yoga mat. Best time for a quick practice is first thing in the morning (before you eat & before anything else distracts you). Set your alarm just 10-20mins before the rest of your household arises. Find [...]

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