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Health & Wellness
Harmony with the Seasons and following the natural order of the seasons is important in Chinese medicine. Nature gives us cues about how we should integrate with the seasons. By aligning with these energies our bodies are more capable of staying in balance.
Each element in Chinese medicine correlates with a season. Summer corresponds with the Fire element. Late Summer corresponds with the Earth element. Autumn corresponds with the Metal element. Winter corresponds with the water element. Spring corresponds with the wood element.
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.
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.
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,
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 may be more susceptible to allergies. Allergies can present as skin rashes
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
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
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
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,
Hay fever and acupuncture
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 effective treatment option. Conducted by RMIT and Monash Universities, the study found that acupuncture relieves symptoms of sneezing, itchiness and running noses