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Acupuncture, Arthritis, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet Therapy, Massage, Pain, Public Health

Autumn Q & A: Arthritis & Chinese Medicine

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

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet Therapy, Media, Mental Health, Mental Wellbeing, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Health, Public Radio

Public Radio spot: Interested in mental wellbeing topics?

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?

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(Recipe) “OMG! I think I’m coming down with something” soup

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

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet Therapy, Massage, Pain, Public Health

Getting off the couch: Post COVID muffin-top? Read this.

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.