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A nourishing breakfast for the warmer months

Spring is here and the weather will soon start to warm up. You know how much I love congee and porridge at any time of year but sometimes it just feels too hot to have a hot breakfast so what's a good alternative? Bircher Muesli is a nutritious breakfast option as the weather warms [...]

By |2019-09-21T12:20:26+11:00September 2nd, 2019|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

Evidence Based Practice a Holistic Approach to Health

Evidence-based medicine is constantly being cited as the best way to treat health problems so Acupuncture is often rejected as an option for treatment as it is claimed that there is not enough evidence to support it. Yet various articles popping up in the media (see here for one example) indicate that only 1/3 [...]

How will the year of the Pig affect your health?

The year of the Yin Earth Pig started on Feb 5, 2019, so what might this mean for you and your health this year? Yin and Yang, and the 5 Phases play key roles in Chinese Medicine. Yin is often described as the shadow side of the mountain and is a cooling, calming, moistening [...]

By |2019-02-10T17:18:12+11:00February 10th, 2019|Astrology|0 Comments

How Neti pots can clear your sinus problems

With increasing pollution and chemicals in our environment, there is an enormous rise in the number of people who suffer from various forms of nasal congestion and respiratory illnesses. Your nasal passages have a mechanism of hairs and mucous membranes that are intended to catch and restrain foreign entities from entering your body. This [...]

By |2019-02-06T12:12:31+11:00September 2nd, 2018|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|1 Comment

Nightshade free pasta sauce

I have Italian heritage so was raised on wonderful tomato-based pasta sauces that my nonna used to make. Unfortunately, I also grew up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I was fortunate to discover, in my 20's, that nightshades were a big contributing factor to the aches and pains that I suffered. In giving up nightshades I [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:48:07+11:00April 4th, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How will the year of the Dog affect your health?

The year of the Yang Earth Dog started on Feb 16, 2018, so what might this mean for you and your health this year? Yin and Yang, and the 5 Phases play key roles in Chinese Medicine. Yin is often described as the shadow side of the mountain and is a cooling, calming, moistening [...]

By |2018-02-20T13:21:19+11:00February 20th, 2018|Astrology|1 Comment

What everyone should know about the wonders of Kudzu root

I love Kudzu! Kudzu root, also known as Japanese arrowroot, Ge Gen or Pueraria radix is a herb I always have in my kitchen cupboard as well as in my dispensary cupboard. Not only is it very starchy so it can be used as a thickener in cooking but it has wonderful medicinal qualities [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:49:30+11:00January 2nd, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How to transform your life with Transformational Acupuncture

The festive season has arrived and stress levels are on the rise. This is often due to the unrealistic expectations we have around family and friends, work and finances at this time of year together with the chaotic energy we encounter every time we go shopping and the craziness on the roads. The power [...]

By |2019-02-06T12:15:41+11:00December 13th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Healthy, Delicious Christmas Cake

December has arrived and now is the time to start thinking about Christmas fare, especially if you want to soak your fruit for a week or two for the best Christmas cake ever! I found this recipe at Russell's Health Food store in Glebe many, many years ago and it has been a favourite [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:50:42+11:00December 2nd, 2017|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

10 Great reasons to try Acupuncture

If you need an excuse to have a treatment, other than it makes you feel fantastic, here are 10 Top to Toe terrific reasons to call your local practitioner and make an appointment today! 1. Breathe - Spring is here. Do you get hay fever, sinusitis or nasal congestion? Does your partner complain about your snoring? In controlled studies it has [...]

By |2019-02-06T12:16:37+11:00November 13th, 2017|Traditional Chinese Medicine|0 Comments