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Indigestion – Nature & Health Magazine

August – September 2017 – By Shura Ford Chinese medicine practitioners are always asking about your digestion. Have you wondered why? This article appeared in the August – September 2017 issue of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine, www.natureandhealth.com.au

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Winter wellness – Nature & Health Magazine

June – July 2017 – By Shura Ford Winter, do you love it or hate it? I share 5 ways to manage winter using Chinese medicine philosophies. This article appeared in the June-July 2017 issue of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine, www.natureandhealth.com.au SaveSave

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Now Ear This – Nature & Health Magazine

April 2017 With Shura Ford as expert contributor “Auricular acupuncture is suitable for a wide range of conditions. Certainly the most researched are its benefits in treating psychological issues; however it is also applicable for cases of pain, infertility, digestive issues, and more,” says acupuncturist and herbalist Shura Ford from Melbourne’s Ford Wellness Group. Research

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Fertility Myths – Nature & Health Magazine

April – May 2017 By Shura Ford Unexplained infertility, termed idiopathic infertility in Western medicine is a common circumstance for many couples trying to conceive. In cases of unexplained infertility when obvious problems don’t exist, Chinese medicine offers an alternative perspective. The Chinese medicine approach is to use subtle diagnostic analysis to determine imbalances in

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Fertility – Nature & Health Magazine

February – March 2017– By Shura Ford This article appeared in the February 2017 issue of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine, www.natureandhealth.com.au 

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Menopause – Nature & Health Magazine

December 2016 – January 2017 – By Shura Ford The ancient texts of Chinese medicine state that the body of a woman changes each 7 years. It is expected that around the age of 49 (the 7th of the 7 year cycles) the Tian Gui, (translated as Heavenly Water) along with the vitality of channels

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Face Reading – Nature & Health Magazine

October – November 2016 – By Shura Ford – This issues East West column explores Chinese facial diagnosis and it’s use in Traditional Chinese medicine. You can read the full article on page 22   This article appeared in the October November 2016 issue of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine. www.natureandhealth.com.au

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Which specialist for gut problems? – Ninemsn Coach

September 2016 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor If you’re suffering bloating, diarrhoea or constipation, knowing which expert to turn to can be an absolute minefield. Everyone you know will have an opinion about whether Western or traditional medicine is best and pretty soon you’ll be tempted to throw your hands in the air because

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Who’s the best fertility expert? – Ninemsn Coach

September 2016 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor. If it’s taking a bit longer than expected to conceive, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Coach speaks to experts in a variety of fields including acupuncturist and herbalist Shura Ford to find out how they go about treating fertility issues to help couples

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Ways to rev up your fitness – Nature & Health Magazine

August September 2016 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor. Chinese medicine has it’s foundations in preventative medicine and it can help enhance fitness in a number of ways. I use  acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies with clients for goal setting and to improve their motivation and  will power as well as increasing energy and

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Acupuncture secrets – Nature & Health Magazine

August September 2016 – By Shura Ford – This issues East West column is all about the many unknown benefits of acupuncture. This article appeared in the August 2016 issue of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine. www.natureandhealth.com.au You can read the full article on page 26    

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Winter refresh – Good Health Magazine

August 2016 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor Winter refresh ‘Exercise Gently’ When the temperature drops we are less inclined to want to go outdoors. But even though it’s tempting to snuggle up on the sofa, it’s important to keep your body moving. “Cold temperature cause contraction in the body so you need to stay

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The everyday foods nutrition experts want you to start eating – Ninemsn Coach

July 2016 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor The everyday foods nutrition experts want you to start eating We have long known that beetroots themselves are excellent sources of antioxidants, but Shura Ford, registered acupuncturist and herbalist, says we shouldn’t throw out the stems and leaves. “They’re able to be grown locally and sustainably with

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Brain food: what you should be eating for good mental health – SBS Life

May 2016 – with Shura Ford as an expert Contributor. What is the traditional Chinese medicine wisdom/understanding around fermented foods? From a Chinese medicine perspective fermentation (‘Fa Jiao Fa’) is a method of preparation (‘Pao Zhi’) to transform foods and herbs to create new herbal properties. “In some cases this is to have more affinity with

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Damp Solutions – Nature & Health Magazine

April May  2016 – By Shura Ford – This months East West column is all about damp. ‘One of the significant pathologies that influences health from the Chinese medicine perspective is dampness. Dampness can be the origin or the consequence of illness’. This article appeared in the April 2016 issue of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and

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Understanding Chinese medicine terms – What is ‘Dampness’?

One of the significant pathologies that influence health from the Chinese medicine perspective is dampness. Dampness can be the origin or the consequence of illness. Dampness can enter the body externally via an exposure to a wet or damp environment, such as humid weather, spending time in a damp building or occupations that require washing

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Free your Qi – Nature & Health Magazine

February March  2016 – By Shura Ford – Qi is known as one of the vital substances in Chinese medicine, but what is Qi? It can be a difficult concept to grasp from a Western perspective, though it occupies an important position in Chinese medicine philosophy, having been a source of philosophical discussions for thousands of

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Understanding Chinese medicine terms – What is ‘Qi’?

Qi is known as one of the vital substances in Chinese medicine, but what is Qi? It can be a difficult concept to grasp from a Western perspective, though it occupies an important position in Chinese medicine philosophy, having been a source of philosophical discussions for thousands of years. Qi is the vitality and matter

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Ford wellness group now in Torquay

We are excited to share the news that acupuncture and herbal medicine sessions with Shura are now available in Torquay by appointment. If you have friends or family in Torquay, Geelong, on the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula or along the Great Ocean Road that could benefit from this service. please let them know. Bookings can be made

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Kinesiology helps depression and anxiety and it’s all NATURAL!

“Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In Australia, it is estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. While depression and anxiety are different conditions, it is not

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Food Intolerances – Nature & Health Magazine

January 2016 – By Shura Ford – The Chinese medicine interpretation of food intolerance’s and how Chinese herbs, acupressure and acupuncture can be used to treat and manage them . You can read the full article on page 26 of the December- January issue of Nature & Health Magazine, Australia’s leading natural health and lifestyle magazine.

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Finish 2015 on a high – Fernwood Fitness Magazine

November 2015 – with Shura Ford as an expert Contributor . Balance your Yang with your Yin

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Depression – Nature & Health Magazine

October 2015 – By Shura Ford – How Chinese herbs, acupressure and acupuncture can be used to treat and manage depression. Chinese medicine can play a fantastic role in supporting people with depression. You can read the full article on page 16 of the October – November issue of Nature & Health Magazine, Australia’s leading natural health and lifestyle

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Treatment of addiction – Nature & Health Magazine

August 2015 – By Shura Ford – How Chinese herbs, acupressure and acupuncture can be used as a stand alone and support treatment for addiction This feature article explains the Chinese medicine interpretation of addiction and gives 4 ways it can contribute to treatment. You can read the full article on page 18 .

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Top tips to improve sleep – Wellspring Magazine

July 2015 – with Shura Ford as an expert Contributor ‘Sleep is a key component of restoring our physical and mental health, yet it is something so many people struggle to achieve. The Medical Journal of Australia reported up to 35 per cent of Australians experience disrupted sleep, inadequate amounts of sleep, excessive sleepiness and irritability, with half these

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Good Health Magazine – Mantras to transform your life

Jun 2015 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor – Mantras to transform your life ‘I feel calm and in control’ Use this if you frequently feel angry “Chinese medicine sees anger issues as a sign that your body is out of balance and there is underlying disharmony in your energy system,” says Shura Ford, doctor of Chinese medicine

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5 Traditional Chinese foods that heal – Body + Soul Magazine (Herald Sun)

March 2015 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor – 5 Traditional Chinese foods that heal

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21 ways to get your zen on – Nature & Health Magazine

February 2015 – with Shura Ford expert contributor –  A few of the ways that I like to reboot my soul and spirit. My tips feature as number 1 on page 58. Acupuncture gives me clarity, it’s very calming and nurturing Gardening also helps me find balance. I have flower gardens and a veggie patch and love to

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Lowering high blood pressure – Nature & Health Magazine

February 2015 – By Shura Ford – How Chinese herbs, acupressure and acupuncture all help to lower blood pressure. This feature article explains the Chinese medicine interpretation of high blood pressure and gives 4 steps to remedy the issue. You can read the full article on page 24.

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Calming tip – Body + soul magazine

January 2015 – with Shura Ford expert contributor – A practical tip for relieving stress using acupressure.

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100 Ways to be happy – Body + Soul Magazine (Herald Sun)

January 2015 – with Shura Ford as contributor We share our top tip in the 100 ways to be happy feature in today’s Herald Sun magazine. Happiness and joy are the emotions of the heart in Chinese medicine, to achieve true happiness keep your heart open, share your life and form real connections with others.

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5 Natural beauty fixes – Wellbeing Magazine

January 2015 – with Shura Ford expert contributor – Why do we get dark patches under the eyes? Facial diagnosis is one of the assessment tools used in Chinese medicine, the area under the eyes relates to the kidneys. Dark patches under the eyes can signify an imbalance of the kidneys, this could be constitutional, or may suggest

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Christmas 2014 trading hours

Ford Wellness Group is open for appointments including Saturdays up to Tuesday 23rd December We will be CLOSED  on Wednesday 24th December. Practitioners will RESUME normal scheduling during the week of Monday 5th January 2015. You can still contact us to schedule appointments over the break. Belinda’s hours (Appointments can be booked directly online) Tuesday -9 December 2014 –

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How to heal grief – Nature and Health Magazine

December 2014 – by Shura Ford –  Grief is a very strong emotion. This feature article looks at the Chinese medicine philosophy and understanding of grief and how acupuncture and herbal medicine can assist.  

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How Asian therapies can help you – Good Health Magazine

November 2014 – with Shura Ford expert contributor –  Asian therapies such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are entirely about balance. Disease and illness are viewed as an disharmony of the bodies energies. For true wellness to exist there needs to be a balance between the various energies of the body – a balance of movement,

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Calming Tip – Body + Soul Magazine (Herald Sun)

October 2014 –  by Shura Ford – Set Aside time for a tea ritual. Tea ceremonies are a beautiful tradition of East Asia where an appreciation of tea is an art form. A tea ritual is a calming exercise not only because of the therapeutic effects of the herbs but also because you set the intention of creating

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Adrenal Fatigue – Nature & Health Magazine

October 2014 – by Shura Ford – How Chinese medicine can help prevent adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue or burnout is a common scenario in modern times. We all get busy and stressed but it’s important to take time out to slow down and allow our body time to rest and restore. In Chinese medicine we may refer

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Can natural remedies help your allergies – ninemsn.com.au

October 2014 – with Shura Ford as expert contributor – Discussing how acupuncture, herbal medicine and foods can be used to manage allergies including hay-fever on  ninemsn health  

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The launch of our new website!

After many years we decided it was time to freshen up our website to give our clients more opportunites to interact with us and provide a  better resource of information. Have a bit of a look around and let us know what you think!

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Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain

The data is still under analysis but the initial reports are looking promising – Acupuncture is as effective as drugs in treating pain. A trial undertaken is some of the emergency departments of  Melbourne’s major medical hospitals including The Alfred, Northern, Cabrini and Epworth hospitals is been finalized for publication in a medical journal. The trial

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