Chinese Herbal Medicine, Uncategorized

The Metal Series Introduction

The Shift to Autumn In the Southern Hemisphere we are heading into Autumn, the key season of the Metal element. To tap into the Seasonal energy and give ourselves an idea of how to harness it and use it to our advantage, we'll begin with an exercise.  Early Autumn: An exercise in observation Find yourself… Continue reading The Metal Series Introduction

Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet Therapy, Uncategorized

Seasonal Change

"Therefore the change of Yin & Yang through the four seasons is the root of life, growth and reproduction, aging and destruction. By respecting this natural law it is possible to be free from illness. The sages have followed this, the foolish people have not." - The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal medicine (Huang Di… Continue reading Seasonal Change

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Summer – Heart consciousness (Fire series introduction)

Seasonally in the Chinese medicine framework, Summer resonates with the element of Fire.  Bit of a no-brainer, really, if we take enough time to observe the world around us and the way the Sun heats up, the Earth dries out, fruits  ripen and in Australia, bushfire season starts.  But what happens in human beings during this time, and what impact does it have on our health, according to the ancient Chinese?

Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet Therapy

The times, they are a’ changin’…

  Change of opening hours Some housekeeping with Bob:  Coming up to the holidays, a few awesome changes are rumbling around at Central Highlands Pain & Wellbeing. Bob says it best, but we're changing opening hours, at least for the warmer part of the year.  Start time will henceforth be 10am except on days when… Continue reading The times, they are a’ changin’…

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Black Fungus? Really? Um. Yes. Give it a crack!

This Spring picture recipe instructable is for Black Fungus - a popular Chinese side dish/salad. Specialist Asian ingredients can be hard to come by in the country but Lisa at This Little Piggy Asian Market in Castlemaine has it pretty well stitched for anything you might need to make this dish.  In fact, she is… Continue reading Black Fungus? Really? Um. Yes. Give it a crack!