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?
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.
The Jean Hailes Foundation is an amazing Public Health resource for patient education & health promotion of women's health issues. They have just released a web article about the collected research and pros & cons of various systems of herbal medicine in the treatment of Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The article on PCOS at Jean… Continue reading Outlink: Polycystic Ovaries & Herbal Medicine
Chinese medicine practitioners often recommend Bone Broth as an addition to your diet, particularly over the cooler months. It is suggested for the TCM Diagnoses of Blood Deficiency or Yin Deficiency, to help restore your body with the structural proteins it needs. Bone broth is awesome for your health but sometimes it doesn't taste that great, and if you have to have it day in, day out it can be a little bit on the boring, stodgy side. So, we've decided to share a quick & easy recipe for a beautiful soup that you can enjoy, based on bone broth.