Q: What is the Chinese Medicine view of arthritis and pain conditions in general? A: Traditionally speaking, joint pain & arthritic symptoms come under a specific group of diseases known as Bi ("bee") or "Painful Obstruction" Syndrome. It refers mostly to chronic conditions rather than acute injuries. Biomedical conditions which are closely associated with the Chinese Medicine… Continue reading Autumn Q & A: Arthritis & Chinese Medicine
On Wednesday morning between 9 and 10am Rebecca will be speaking with the lovely Gen Ward on her Mind-based radio show, Mind Ya Head on MainFM 94.9 (Central Victoria - people from other locations can listen online). She discusses different mentally focussed topics and runs a great health promotion initiative by sharing stories from different… Continue reading Public Radio spot: Interested in mental wellbeing topics?
Hey everyone, From midnight tonight until midnight on Wednesday, Central Highlands Pain & Wellbeing will be closed for treatments due to Victorian government directions on COVID-19. The good news is that you can still give us a call or text on 0422 353 446 to arrange a herbal consult via Skype or phone telehealth. We… Continue reading Victoria in 5-day Stage 4 lockdown
Change of season is upon us again! Hot, cold, hot, cold - it sends our immune systems askew, we're more likely to wear inappropriate clothing for the weather and all of a sudden before we know it there's a lurgie on the way. In TCM we call these Exterior Wind patterns, because the ancients believed… Continue reading (Recipe) “OMG! I think I’m coming down with something” soup
Has anyone actually looked at their belly lately? It's squishy and a bit wobbly at the moment after little exercise and a sedentary lifestyle. This article will give you some ideas about what Traditional Chinese Medicine-related health issues can occur from sitting down for too long, and some self-care activities that are easy and accessible. … Continue reading Getting off the couch: Post COVID muffin-top? Read this.