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Winter health and wellness

Winter Are you a winter lover or hater? Shorter and colder days tend to mean more time inside and some find the cold and darkness depressing, however Winter can be an energizing time of year too, here are 4 tips to help you get the best out of your winter. 1. Stay active to keep the spine

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Winter energetics

Winter is traditionally the season of hibernation. Winter conjures up images of coldness, darkness, rain, mist and fog. It is a time of stillness and quiet, to move slowly and be more introspective. A time to rest, to meditate, and to store physical energy. During Winter the body’s qi will naturally move deeper into the

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Autumn foods

Seasonal fruits and vegetables –  Autumn fruit apples, avocado, banana, berries – raspberry – strawberry, breadfruit, cumquat, custard apple, feijoa, figs, grapes, guava, kiwifruit, lemon, limes, mango, mandarin, mangosteen, melons, nashi, nectarine, nuts – almond – chestnut – hazelnut – pistachio – peanut – walnut, orange, papaya, passionfruit, peach, pears, persimmon, plums, pomegranate, quince, rambutan, rhubarb

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Autumn Energetics

During Autumn energies begin to move inward and downward. It is the season of strong winds, when leaves and fruit fall, nuts and seeds dry and the sap of trees retreats to the roots.

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Summer health and wellness

The transition of one year into the next is a time when many of us take a break, review our year past and plan for the year ahead. Here us 5 tips to keep your health on track this Summer.

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Summer energetics

The energy of summer corresponds to the fire element and the organs of the heart and small intestine. In Chinese medicine the heart not only regulates blood circulation but also controls consciousness, spirit, sleep, memory and houses the mind. When the fire element is in balance sleep is deep and restorative and an individual is happy,

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Spring energetics

Spring is a time of creation & development, the greening season when seeds begin to sprout, trees begin to bud and nature is awakened. It can also symbolize new growth within our own lives, relationships and our health. This is a good time of year to take a look at your life and look at

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Spring allergies and hay fever

We have found that there are two types of people, those that love spring and those that loathe spring….This usually comes down to whether or not you suffer allergies. If the immune system has been weakened through Winter by colds or flu then you will be more susceptible to allergies. Allergies can present as skin rashes

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Seasonal winter produce

Seasonal fruits and vegetables –  Here’s a list of some of the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are at their peak during Winter – what’s your favourite? Winter fruit Apples – bonza ,braeburn, cox’s orange pippins, fuji, gala, golden delicious, granny smith, jonagold, jonathan, lady williams, mutso, pink lady, red delicious, snow, sundowner, custard apple,

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Hay fever and acupuncture

It may not feel like Spring is on it’s way just yet but there is less then a month to go! Melbourne is notorious for Spring allergies, if you are one of the 15% of Australians that suffer from hay fever you’ll want to know about the new research confirming that acupuncture is a safe and

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Summer foods

Seasonal fruits and vegetables –  Summer fruit Apple, apricot, avocado,  banana, berries: (blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, gooseberry, loganberry, mulberry, raspberry, strawberry), cherry, black currant, red currant, fig, grapes, guava, kiwifruit, lemon, lime, lychee, mango, mangosteen, melon: (honeydew melon, rockmelon, watermelon), nectarine, orange, passionfruit, peach, plum, pineapples, prickly pear, rambutan,  starfruit, tamarillo, tomato. Summer vegetables Asparagus,  beans:

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