Home Welcome to JohnDixonAcupuncture.co.uk This is a website and blog with the purpose of enhancing your life, mind and body with the Principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine and Natural Health. It is a new website and is growing daily. I hope that you will gain helpful and interesting information from this site and as it grows start to see it as a resource in your life that you return to again and again. Acupuncture Articles I am currently working on a series of articles on the use of acupuncture for complex disease conditions like cancer, MS, COPD, dealing with chemotherapy and contraindications, as well as the use of acupuncture in hospice and palliative care. I will also include articles based on the use of acupuncture for other diseases and medical conditions. These articles can be found in the Acupuncture Page or check the menu. Palliative Care and Acupuncture I have worked and volunteered in a palliative care setting for several years and have gained experience in this field, which I hope to share. I intend to write several articles drawing on scientific studies, which have been carried out in clinical settings, to research the use of acupuncture for life-limiting or terminal diseases. Bookmark my Acupuncture Page All of these acupuncture-related articles can be found on the Acupuncture Page. If this topic is of use to you, I would suggest you bookmark this page or add it to your favourites as I will be adding new articles throughout the year. JohnDixonAcupuncture Blog If this is your first time to my website, an interesting place to start your journey is with my blog articles. Just to note, my blog covers a broad range of topics and interests related to my life and work. It is not just about acupuncture. In fact, many of my blog posts have very little relevance to acupuncture. I have written about spirituality, exercise, life in Japan, money and other topics. I also have written a guide on How to write a Blog for a Complementary Therapy Business. It is available as an eBook through Amazon. Business and Complementary Therapies If you are a Complementary Therapy Practitioner or studying to be one, you may find this guide useful: ‘How to Set up a Complementary Therapy Business on a Budget’. Qigong In this website, I provide a unique perspective on the Oriental health preservation exercise of Qigong. Visit my Qigong page for articles and qigong exercise videos. I have completed a series of articles on the topic of spontaneous qigong called ‘Encounters with Spontaneous Qi’. Click here for Part 1. As a precursor to this article, I carried out a 30 day trial on daily Spontaneous Qigong practice. Click here to access the series of articles on this. As my articles, I have included background information on other Qigong masters as well as references to books and journal articles. Other Acupuncture Related Publications If you are looking for more in-depth information, there will be downloadable material available, which I will be releasing in the months to come. Some of it will be free. And if you are interesting in something a little unusual, have a look at my book ‘The Tradition of Blind Acupuncturists in Japan, available on Amazon in eBook and paperback version. New book on Traditional Oriental Medicine Also, check out my book on Traditional Oriental Healthcare – The Genki Self Health Guide: Improve your Body and Mind with Traditional Oriental Medicine. This book contains a layperson’s guide to applying the Principles of Traditional Oriental Healthcare to improve your Life, Body and Mind.