Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture is a time honoured 3000-year-old medicine that is highly beneficial and low-risk. It is helpful for many conditions, such as boosting the immune system, treating digestive issues, improving women’s health or reducing stress. But, it’s commonly known for...

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Pregnancy: Three Trimesters

Pregnancy. It’s a beautiful melting pot of experience and it can be difficult to know how to navigate the ups and downs that come with each trimester. When you first find out that you’re pregnant, it’s exciting. There are lots of changes ahead, and at the end, a baby!...

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New Clinic Space Opening February 2017

We celebrated the clinic expansion and our services to include community acupuncture on Thursday, 16th February 2017. Our treatment center also includes several consulting rooms to accommodate for the increasing demand of Chinese medicine services on Phillip Island...

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What’s the hype about Turmeric?

Everyone seems is taking turmeric in some shape or form. It’s for inflammation or pain or gut health or else. It’s currently for everything and everyone. From a Chinese medicine perspective we are familiar with three different medicinals of turmeric. All of those...

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The Zang Fu (organs): Pericardium and San Jiao

The analysis of disease in oriental medicine is based on a concept called ‘zangfu’. The zang are solid and the fu are hollow organs. The focus of Chinese medicine on the different organs reflects the increased reliance on concepts therein. Other major concepts are...

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Are restless legs driving you crazy?

What is RLS restless leg syndrome? Restless legs syndrome (RLS) has not a know cause, however, recent findings link it go genetic predisposition. This means that if you have relatives with restless legs, you are more likely to experience it as well. As a secondary...

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The Zang Fu (organs): Heart & Small Intestine

The analysis of disease in oriental medicine is based on a concept called ‘zangfu’. The zang are solid and the fu are hollow organs. The focus of Chinese medicine on the different organs reflects the increased reliance on concepts therein. Other major concepts are...

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The Zang Fu (organs): Stomach & Spleen

The analysis of disease in oriental medicine is based on a concept called ‘zangfu’. The zang are solid and the fu are hollow organs. The focus of Chinese medicine on the different organs reflects the increased reliance on concepts therein. Other major concepts are...

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Happy Monkey Magic 2016

The Lunar New Year is coming up with the new moon February 9th, ushering in a year of the (male) Fire Monkey.[1] According to Tibetan Astrology a Monkey year is “extremely rich and holds many surprises—anything can happen. This is a year in which one must be cunning...

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The Zang Fu (organs): Lung & Large Intestine

The analysis of disease in oriental medicine is based on a concept called ‘zangfu’. The zang are solid and the fu are hollow organs. The focus of Chinese medicine on the different organs reflects the increased reliance on concepts therein. Ideally, every organ has a...

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Chinese medicine (TCM) is safe!

Unfortunately, Chinese herbal medicine has enticed negative attention when an article revealed that a multidisciplinary approach to assess the molecular content of 26 patents described found that 92% of their samples have some form of contamination and/or...

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PCOS – Dietary changes are essential!

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (or polycystic ovary syndrome – PCOS) is a complex condition in which a woman’s ovaries are generally bigger than average. Polycystic means the ovaries have many cysts or follicles that rarely grow to maturity or produce eggs capable of...

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IBS – Sensitive to food and stress!

Around one in five Australians suffers symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some point in their life. People with IBS have sensitive large intestines that are easily aggravated. The factors causing aggravation of the bowels are not easily understood, but it...

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Sick of being affected by Hay fever?

What is hay fever? Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever is mainly characterized by nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, nasal itching and sneezing. These symptoms result from inflamed nasal membranes. The quality of life can be greatly impaired once the condition sets...

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Treating Headache using Chinese Medicine

The discomfort that comes about as a result of a headache is almost unmatched. There has been a constant search for remedies for migraines and other forms of headache in a bid to bring the much-required relief. Over the years, Chinese medicine has been used to cure a...

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Candida – a yeasty problem

Candidiasis is a fungal infection due to any types of Candida (a type of yeast).  When it affects the mouth, it is commonly called thrush. Signs and symptoms include white patches on the tongue or other areas of the mouth and throat. Other symptoms may include...

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Insomnia – Why am I not sleeping?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulties falling or staying asleep. Most people have experienced insomnia symptoms at some time of their lives. At any given time around 10% of people have at least mild insomnia[1]. Anxiety and depression are the two...

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5 Things to avoid Painful Periods

As a female we menstruate for 35 years (between 14 and 49 years of age) give or take a few years. Bleeding is a natural physiological occurrence and usually comes about once a month (in a perfect world, every 28 days). According to Chinese medicine, it is necessary...

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