Posts in Chinese Medicine
Spring is the best time for baby-making...

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.

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Unexplained Infertility - or can it be explained?

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.

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The Importance of a Pregnant Pause...

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.

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What is a Healthy Gut?

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.

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The Five Elements ~ What Type Are You?

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.

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