Spring is here and it is the perfect weather for a light but filling meal like Falafels. This recipe is from Curtis Stone and is full of nutrients and fibre.Read More
A post-viral cough can be so incredibly frustrating – for you, if you’ve got one – for your child, if they’ve got one – and the rest of the household who are being woken up by it in the night. No one is getting adequate sleep when that post-viral cough just goes on and on and on… I’m tired just thinking about it.Read More
If you were considering starting a family soon, Spring is an excellent time according to Chinese medicine. According to Chinese medicine, seasons really do affect fertility. Chinese medicine looks to the energetic cycles of the universe for health answers; the female and male energies - also known as yin and yang - rise and fall throughout the year.Read More
In Australia, it is estimated that 20% of couples are suffering from infertility at any given time. This number has increased steadily over the last 50 years, which has lead researchers to blame everything from increased maternal age to toxic overload. However 10% of all infertile couples will not be able to find out why they cannot conceive. The medical profession is left to shrug its collective shoulders and explain to these people that they are something of a mystery. They are offered assisted reproductive techniques but without a clear idea of what is being fixed, the outcome remains uncertain.Read More
Once considered an unusual treatment, acupuncture has become a valued and more mainstream method of enhancing an IVF cycle. As successive studies point to its efficacy, couples are more comfortable about adding a course of acupuncture to their IVF protocol.Read More
Pregnancy is considered to be a time of joy and fulfilment. However, all the stressors of everyday life do not come to a standstill during this time. In addition, some other pregnancy-specific factors get added including physiological changes in pregnancy, common pregnancy ailments, concerns regarding safe pregnancy and labour, and the worries related to parenting and wellbeing of the child.
Relaxation is a necessary skill to allow you to cope with the changes and stresses during pregnancy and to ensure an easy pregnancy and labour.Read More
Your stomach is responsible for a whole lot more than just reminding you to eat lunch and digesting it afterward. It’s part of a system that’s essential to making your weight healthy, your immune response strong and your mood positive. To keep it humming along, find out how to settle four common upsets.Read More
Shoulder pain is a common problem. For younger people, pain is more likely to be due to an accident or injury. As you age however, natural wear and tear occurs in the shoulder joint and the rotator cuff tendon. This may become persistently painful over time and may cause limited strength and movement, and loss of shoulder function.
The good news is that with appropriate treatment, pain will improve so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.Read More
Migraine is not just another word for ‘bad headache’. They have specific characteristics that distinguish them from tension-type headaches. Migraines affect about 1 in 10 people, particularly women.
It’s true, painkillers may temporarily relieve migraines, but they can mask more serious issues that can emerge later. Headaches and migraines are a big wake-up call from the body, so to help prevent future problems, please pay attention to the signs your body sends you!
In my clinic, I have seen many long-term migraine sufferers who have been helped through acupuncture. There is a natural solution that deals with not only the problem but also prevents it from reoccurring.Read More
These pasties are filled with a delicious Vegetable Korma Curry. So easy to make, full of vegetables and great to freeze. You can make double, have half with rice for dinner and use the remaining portion to make these delicious pasties for weekend lunches.Read More
A hormonal imbalance can significantly impact mood, appetite, and overall health. Some factors are beyond a person's control however, manageable elements such as stress and the diet can influence hormone levels.
The endocrine system circulates hormones, which perform various functions throughout the day.
Even small changes in hormone levels can result in adverse effects, including extra stress on the body. Symptoms can grow worse over time, and a hormonal imbalance can lead to chronic issues.
For some people, making simple lifestyle changes can help to restore levels of hormones.
So, you are 7.5 months pregnant. At this stage, the expectation is that the baby will have made its way into position, head-down bum up by now. I mean that’s all they had to do to keep up their end of the deal.
There’s always going to be a few babies out there that didn’t get the memo. Perhaps they are just super comfy where they are or there is some reason why they can’t. If you find out that you are one of the lucky mums with a baby that wants to hang out feet first don’t panic.
What is nurturing? Is it maintaining a strict diet or exercise regime in the belief that this is what we need to do for our health and wellbeing? Or is it real life, getting out into nature, eating what we instinctively feel is best for us, learning to listen to our own intuition. To nurture is our nature - we need to be nurtured and we need to nurture. It’s a dance that is crucial to thriving health, happiness and a long and fulfilled life.Read More
In Chinese medicine, the tongue is used as a very influential source for diagnosis, as it's the only external organ of the body with visual indicators. We look at the tongue to measure various factors; we look to see the shape, quality, texture, coating, and colour of the tongue because of its many relationships and connections in the body and the internal organs.Read More
Have you ever have to make a “gut-wrenching" decision under pressure? Or were you ever so anxious that you had butterflies in your stomach? If so, then you know how stress can affect your digestive system. What happens though when this stress is ongoing and how does this affect your overall wellbeing? And what can you do about it?Read More
According to ancient Chinese philosophy, the Five Elements – or the five pillars of Creation – are the building blocks of the universe. In order, the elements are: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The five elements are considered to be phases of a cycle of change. Each person’s physical and mental constitution can be described as a balance of the elements in which one or more may naturally dominate.
Find out which element you are and how to best keep yourself in balance.Read More