ACUPRESSURE D.I.Y. – Kidney 1

By | 2018-01-18T08:10:04+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle, Pain Relief, Stress|

As promised, I'm going to start introducing some acupressure points that you can use at home for better health and wellbeing. Acupressure points are the same as acupuncture points, but instead of needles we stimulate the point with firm pressure, usually a thumb (though those of us who have had a Thai foot massage have [...]

ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS & RUNNING PIGLETS: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?

By | 2018-08-21T05:49:53+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle, Stress|

In recent years, conventional science and medicine has been rediscovering what Chinese Medicine has discussed for thousands of years - that the mind and body are inseparable, and that imbalances or changes in one aspect will affect the other. This understanding is reflected in the way that Chinese Medicine uses physical interventions - such [...]

THE MICROBIOME: GETTING TO THE “GUTS” OF HEALTHY IMMUNITY

By | 2018-01-18T07:23:29+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Chinese Medicine, Dietary Therapy, Healthy Eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Stress|

Prevention is better than treatment, and so knowing how to stay healthy by keeping the immune system resilient is always relevant. While talk of boosting immunity may have some of us reaching for the Vitamin C or Echinacea pills, a whole new field of research indicates that it is a happy belly we should be [...]

EXERCISE: CAN WE HAVE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

By | 2018-01-18T08:14:50+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Chinese Medicine, Exercise, Lifestyle|

Don’t get me wrong: regular movement is one of the foundations of good health, and Qi Gong (a gentle exercise that links movement with breath) is an important part of the Chinese Medicine tool kit. More intensive forms of exercise can also be positive for healthy, robust individuals, but as with everything in life, there [...]

WARM SALADS FOR OPTIMAL WELLNESS & DIGESTIVE HEALTH

By | 2018-01-17T23:13:25+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Chinese Medicine, Dietary Therapy, Healthy Eating, Nutrition|

One of the more common questions asked by patients is "what can I eat?". Food is an important part of healing, and it is interesting to note the differences between the Chinese and Western ideas of health foods. In the West, many may consider raw food, salads, juices, smoothies and fruit to be the ultimate health [...]