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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?

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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!

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Self medicating? 5 BIG reasons why you need a herbalist.

Dr Google has a lot to answer for. Let’s talk for a bit about self medicating, with anything at all. Heaps of people self medicate, using everything from vitamins to food, to pharmaceuticals, alcohol and illicit drugs as a means of relief for some issue, of some description.      Health insurance reforms Recently, health insurance… Continue reading Self medicating? 5 BIG reasons why you need a herbalist.

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Transformation, Ancestry and Your Health

  Transformation carries through all aspects of life – in fact, it is one of the fundamental experiences of not only the human condition, but that of all living things. Lately in the clinic, we've been talking about ancestors, and how their energies transform throughout the generations to ultimately reflect on individual health.  This article will… Continue reading Transformation, Ancestry and Your Health