Episode 3: Happy hormones for all (not “just for the ladies!”), and the role of inflammation (Part 2 of 2)

Continuing from episode 2, we look at the role of inflammation in imbalanced hormones and why managing inflammation is important for each and every one of us. Chronic inflammation is now being implicated in many, if not most diseases, from heart disease and cancer to depression and diabetes, so we then go on to [...]

By |2019-12-12T14:52:41+10:00December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Episode 2: Happy hormones naturally, for general health, easier periods and optimising fertility (Part 1 of 2)

This episode was inspired by the patients who come to see me with symptoms such as painful, heavy or irregular cycles, with growth such as cysts, fibroids and endometriosis - and also those who come to see me with imbalanced hormones (whether estrogen, testosterone, thyroid or stress hormones, and so on). Because Chinese Medicine [...]

By |2019-12-07T01:46:46+10:00December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Episode 1: How does acupuncture work?

As a doctor of Chinese Medicine, and a scientist interested in both ancient technologies and the latest biomedical research, this is one of the most common questions I'm asked. And it's a great question to kick off this podcast, as at this point in time, not only do we have thousands of years of [...]

By |2019-12-07T01:54:44+10:00December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ENDOMETRIOSIS, ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE

This post was originally written for, and published by, QENDO. Thank you QENDO for your wonderful and important work in endometriosis support and awareness. Although endometriosis as a “condition” was only defined relatively recently (in 1860), women have been affected by symptoms commonly associated with endometriosis – such as pelvic pain & masses, painful/heavy [...]

ACUPRESSURE D.I.Y. – Kidney 1

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T08:10:04+10:00January 18th, 2018|Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle, Pain Relief, Stress|2 Comments