Saturday, 19 December 2015

Using Essential Oils Safely

Aromatherapy Talk at Woodland Herbs

Thursday 3rd March 2016,  7-9pm

Discover with aromatherapist, John Williamson, how to effectively use aromatherapy and essential oils safely.
  • Professional tips on how to use essential oils safely.
  • Introduction to creating your own essential oil profiles.
  • Identify which essential oils have drug interactions.
  • Discover how to reduce the likelyhood of developing sensitivity to essential oils.
  • Learn how long your essential oils last before oxidising.
  • Understand how to prolong the life of your essential oils
Venue:  Woodland Herbs clinic, 100 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6HB.  Tel:  0141 564 3184

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Acupressure for common ailments

Starting on Wednesday the 2nd of September, I am running my annual workshop on acupressure for common ailments at the Woodland Herbs Clinic in Glasgow. The workshop is aimed at anyone looking to self help or treat friends and family as well as give trained therapists some additional tools for their practice.

The workshop runs from 7pm to 9pm over the five Wednesday evenings in September and covers acupressure technique and theory, points for headaches, stress, abdominal and menstrual problems.

The Workshop costs £65.

To book contact Woodland Herbs on 0141 564 3184.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Dantian, Ming Men and the Motive Force

Hara is the Japanese word for the abdomen. However the concept goes deeper. Hara also describes a particular area within the abdomen, the lower abdomen. The lower abdomen is host to a number of traditional Chinese concepts all of which can be referred to as residing in the space between and below the kidneys.
The area between and below the kidneys is said to store both pre and post natal Qi and Essence (Jing). Fire provided in the form of (pre-natal) Basic Qi and Qi drawn to the kidneys from the Lungs warms and moves the stored Essence to generate and circulate more Qi.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Source

The interaction of Pre and Post-Heaven Energies

In Chinese Medicine conception is the joining of the sexual essence of mother and father forming what is called Pre-natal or Pre-heaven Essence. This Pre-natal Essence combined with the mothers Essence nourishes the foetus throughout pregnancy. After birth the young infant starts to breath, eat and drink and extracts Essence from the food it ingests. This Essence extracted from food forms what is known as Post-natal or Post-heaven Essence.