Chinese New Year- the Year of the Monkey

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Chinese New Year 2016: In a nutshell

You may have already heard: 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. Every Chinese New Year is determined by one of 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac. In much the same way that the Western zodiac is made up of 12 blocks, so the Chinese one has a dozen ‘houses’, but unlike the West where star signs last roughly for a month, the Chinese one lasts a full year.

The Year of the Monkey

The Year of the Monkey is ninth in the cycle. According to Chinese astrology, each zodiac animal sign is also associated with one of the five elements: gold (metal), water, wood, fire or earth. So 2016, to give it its full name, is the Year of the Fire Monkey.

Previous Years of the Monkey include 1968 and 1980. After this year, we won’t see the Year of the Monkey until 2028.

Look forward to a healthier 2016 with acupuncture

Now is the right time to set some realistic Chinese New Year resolutions for a healthier, happier future. And here are five reasons a course in acupuncture is a great way to achieve your goals.

* Lose weight and keep it off.

This is typically the number one New Year’s resolution. Acupuncture is great because it works by promoting better digestion, reducing appetite, eliminating food cravings and also improving metabolism.

* Improve your memory.

Thinking of learning a new language? Or taking a night class? Acupuncture has been shown to improve concentration, mental clarity and memory.

* Naturally alleviate pain.

As well as being a natural way to reduce pain, acupuncture can speed up the healing process following an injury by increasing blood circulation and attracting white blood cells to the injured area.

* Stop smoking.

Acupuncture has been shown to help turn cigarette smokers into permanent ex-smokers. Treatment also focuses on the side-effects of quitting smoking such as the jitters, cravings, irritability and restlessness, and helps the patient to relax and detox.

* Reduce stress.

Research into the benefits of acupuncture have shown the success this ancient treatment has in helping to cut stress, reduce anxiety and also lower blood pressure.


If all that isn’t enough to get you excited about the start of the Chinese New Year, then how about this? Here at Cheshire Natural Health we are offering customers the chance to receive a course of three acupuncture treatments with our qualified acupuncturists Mandy Laing and Carl Reynolds and you will pay £20 less than the normal price.

Now, that is something to celebrate.

Call us on 01925 730123 to book an acupuncture session, or book online by clicking on this link.