How to ensure a good vaccine response

The Australian Government is suggesting that it can end lockdowns and start to reopen its borders once 80% of the population is vaccinated. In order to fight off infection or generate good protection against a disease following vaccination your immune system needs to be functioning optimally. Whenever you are schedule to receive any vaccine [...]

By |2021-09-04T11:48:03+10:00September 4th, 2021|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|0 Comments

Great tips on how to eat for the seasons and your body type

In Chinese medicine everything we do is about creating a balance between yin and yang. Yin is seen as the shady part of the mountain, so it is cooling, moistening, and calming. Yang is seen as the sunny side of the mountain, so it is warming, drying, and active. We can associate yin and [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:27:00+10:00August 14th, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Job’s tears porridge

Porridge is a great warming way to start the day but sometime you need a break from oats. Did you know that you can make porridge out of any grain you like - you can make Kasha (buckwheat porridge), rice porridge, millet porridge, quinoa porridge, teff porridge etc. Job's tears also makes a delicious [...]

By |2021-08-12T11:59:38+10:00July 31st, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Tonifying Herbal Pear Soup

Autumn has arrived and the weather is cooling down. I love driving up to my clinic in the mountains and seeing the trees ablaze in reds and golds. Autumn is the season when we need to be looking after our lungs and supporting our immunity before the winter cold and flu season begins and [...]

By |2021-08-12T12:03:52+10:00April 7th, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

What do the Autumn Equinox and the Year of the Golden Ox have in common?

The year of the Yin Metal Ox (the Golden Ox) started on Feb 12, 2021. The autumn equinox is usually around the 21st of March each year in the southern hemisphere & around the 21st of September in the northern hemisphere. So, what do these events have in common? In the Chinese medicine framework of [...]

By |2021-03-22T08:40:42+11:00March 20th, 2021|Astrology, Seasonal Healing|0 Comments

Keep calm and stay well

It’s hard to open any email or Facebook post these days and not see something about COVID-19. Everyone is in a state of panic and finding it hard to think rationally. Yes, this is a condition that must be taken seriously, however, it is also important to remember that fear and panic are stress [...]

By |2021-09-28T17:53:50+10:00March 19th, 2020|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|0 Comments

Year of the Rat – A whole new cycle

The year of the Yang Metal Rat starts on Jan 25, 2020. What might this mean for you? Yin and Yang, and the 5 Phases play key roles in Chinese Medicine. Yang is described as the  sunny side of the mountain and is a warming, active, drying energy. Yin is often described as the shadow side [...]

By |2021-09-28T17:59:37+10:00January 23rd, 2020|Astrology|8 Comments

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 |2020-08-01T12:54:48+10:00February 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 |2021-06-05T10:27:57+10:00September 2nd, 2018|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|1 Comment