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.
Recent developments in the opioid crisis have led to supplies of the popular opioid based pain killer, Codeine, being largely unavailable, at least over the counter. Prescriptions by doctors are now made with caution following news that codeine related deaths increased dramatically between 2000-2010. Codeine seems to have been singled out but opioids cover a… Continue reading Acupuncture instead of pain killers? For sure!