About Annee de Mamiel

Annee de Mamiel is one of the UK’s leading authorities on acupuncture, specialising in facial techniques. Annee’s philosophy is centred on the single Chinese medicinal principle that life is entwined in a series of seasons and cycles.

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Five Fast Wellbeing Fixes

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Get your body & mind back on track in 2014, with Annee’s advice

If there’s one thing NOT to do in January/February, it’s detox!

After the extra mince pies, pud and stocking chocolates, your system won’t thank you for it. Instead, I simply make an effort to go back to my normal way of eating – nurturing my system with healing hot foods like soups, stews and broths, filled with seasonal vegetables and grains. Once your body is strengthened in this way, it does the job of detoxing itself very efficiently indeed, so there really is no need to go on a hunger strike. Some friends swear by going raw, or sticking to just juice in January, but I think it really puts a strain on the spleen – both Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine believe that healing, warm foods are essential to staying healthy during the coldest months, and if you really want to go on a fast, wait until spring, when the warmer weather will aptly support your cleansing system. Read More…

Autumn

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Autumn’s drier air can strip skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling uncomfortable and tight. During this change, skin needs extra support and protection, and my Autumn Facial Oil contains vital essential oils and flower essences to help the health and appearance of the skin through this specific season, decongesting, warming, smoothing and toning. On an emotional level, the oil helps to balance the emotions and help bring clarity, positivity and focus to thoughts, to combat the sluggishness that can happen during the change from the warmer, brighter climate, to a cooler, more invigorating, month.

I firmly believe that we should live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment, and Autumn is a time of harvest, richness and preparing for the winter to come. Autumn can be expressed in a time of addressing the core issues within ourselves, and clearing out the mental, emotional and physical clutter that will pave the way to a stress-free winter.

Within this new blend, I have incorporated a selection of essential oils, including Jasmine Sambac, to inspire optimism and confidence, Geranium Bourbon to balance and harmonise; Honeysuckle to promote vitality and act as an anti-inflammatory; Sandalwood to revive and rejuvenate as well as Patchouli, to ground the emotions. Citrus notes in the form of Grapefruit, Green Mandarin and Lemon help to energise, cleanse and focus the spirit. Read More…

Summer

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In Summer, the young energy that arose in Spring expands to its maximum potential. Summer holds the power of maturity: the buds of spring mature into full flowers and now are able to share their pollen to make more flowers.

Ancient Chinese believed that we should live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment and recognise the naturally occurring ebb and flow of energy reflected in our bodies. De Mamiel Summer Facial Oil is blended to work in synergy with these changes and put back what nature takes out at a time when it is needed.

In Summer, the energy of Fire allows us to give and receive warmth. By giving and sharing, we build our own Fire, open our own flower, and bring more of the summer sun to the world. It is time to enjoy the fruit from the seeds we have planted and the visions and plans we have made. Only in the fullness of maturity do we have the inner abundance and self-sufficiency to truly share with others.

Summer supports you in enriching your enjoyment of life. It is an invitation to savour life.

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Spring

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After a winter rest, the power of springtime surges through nature and through us. Ancient Chinese believed that we should live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment and recognize the naturally occurring ebb and flow of energy reflected in our bodies. de Mamiel Spring Facial Oil is blended to work in synergy with these changes and put back what nature takes out at a time when it is needed.

Spring is the perfect time to do two things: Release and Express. The expansive energy of the new season is outward moving, so we are primed to move stagnant, useless, sluggish and weary ways out of our bodies and lives and release the heaviness that has been stored all winter. We need to rid the body of toxins and let go to allow new growth to come through. Once we do this, we are freed up to start over, grow freshly, heal, create, and share our new blossoms with the world! Read More…

Spring March 20–June 20, The Cycle.

Annee de Mamiel

Annee de Mamiel is one of the UK’s leading authorities on acupuncture, specialising in facial techniques. Annee’s philosophy is centred on the single Chinese medicinal principle that life is entwined in a series of seasons and cycles. Women age in seven year cycles, whilst for men it is eight years. Without realizing it, our bodies reflect the ebb and flow of energy of the seasons throughout the year. The vibrant fullness of summer contrasts with the need to slowdown in the winter urged on by the cold and dark. Spring allows us to emerge and grow and in the autumn we harvest the fruits and prepare for a new beginning. Read More…