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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.
Autumn health and wellness
Autumn health and wellness tips. Here are 5 tips to keep your health on track this Autumn; 1. Keep a scarf on. A scarf protects a duo of points at the back of the neck from pathogenic wind-cold from entering the body. 2. Have some pungent foods These foods help to keep the clear the lungs and keep
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.
Late Summer Energetics
Nature We know there are four seasons in nature, however Chinese medicine recognises a fifth season. This is the season of late Summer. A season not defined exactly but loosely regarded as the last month of Summer – February. Late Summer is the junction of an energetic shift from Yang energy to Yin Energy. It
Summer wellness and health
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.
Summer energetics are fire and heat. The organs that make up the fire element are the heart and small intestine. In Chinese medicine the heart regulates blood circulation and also controls consciousness, spirit, sleep and memory. The heart houses the mind. When the mind is settled it is anchored. When the mind is anchored there is peace.
Infrared therapy is a part of a modern Chinese medicine treatment. This therapy support the body’s natural healing process. It is used particularly in Chinese medicine for aches and pains, although it is implemented for a range of ailments. Infrared therapy enhances cell regeneration. Consequently it is used in cases of sports injuries, strains, sprains
Spring allergies and hay fever
Spring is the season of fragrance. The Surfcoast has beautiful and fragrant wattle trees and there are some great bush walks to experience in the area. Spring is also the season of allergies and can be an uncomfortable season for many despite its beauty. Allergies can present as skin reactions or respiratory reactions. Examples include
Spring is a time of creation & development, the greening season when seeds begin to sprout, trees begin to bud and nature is awakened. Spring symbolises 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 begin clearing the past
Winter health and wellness
Are you a winter lover or hater? For Winter health and wellness it is important to embrace the changes of the season. 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 our tips for Winter health and
In Chinese medicine philosophy Winter energetics are Yin in nature. Winter conjures up images of coldness, darkness, rain, mist and fog. Winter is a time of stillness and quiet. It is a time to move slowly and be more introspective. Winter is the season of hibernation. Winter is a time to rest, to meditate, and
Seasonal winter produce
Seasonal Winter Produce of fruits, vegetables and nuts. 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,
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