Seven ways to make a plane trip more comfortable

Travelling is exciting – but getting there isn’t always half the fun. If you’ve ever been on a long-haul flight, you know the feeling of arriving at your destination feeling tired, grumpy and unwell. With a few simple changes, you can make your trip much more comfortable, soothing and [...]

Warm up in Winter with Chinese medicine

Take some time for self-care this winter with nourishing foods, energising movement and deep reflection.

In the philosophy of Chinese medicine, winter is considered the most yin (cool, dark, still) time of year. During winter, it’s natural for yang (warm, light, active) to retreat inward, both to protect and to [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments|

A Chinese Medicine Approach to Exercise

How to balance gentle movement and intense exercise for energy, flow and nourishment.

We all know keeping active is good for us. The rush of endorphins after exercise clears the mind, can lift our mood, makes us feel stronger and has numerous physical benefits. In the long term, regular physical [...]

Natural After-Sun Remedies

Summer in Australia brings long, warm days and more opportunities to enjoy the sunshine outdoors. From the Chinese medicine perspective, this is the most Yang time of year.

In contrast to the slower, more inward pace of winter’s Yin, our Qi moves outwards and upwards, towards the skin surface. [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Lifestyle|0 Comments|

How to treat Sinusitis with Chinese Medicine

Feeling sniffly and sore? Herbal remedies and acupuncture can help relieve symptoms of sinusitis this Spring.

The paranasal sinuses are hollows formed by the bones of the face, which when healthy are filled with air, allowing us to breathe deeply through the nose. The main sinuses are the frontal, which [...]

How Acupressure Can Help During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Acupuncture is widely recognised to help induce labour, ripening the cervix at full term and shortening the time between expected due date and actual time of delivery. Specific acupoints can also help to reposition the baby, in the case of posterior, transverse or breech position. Induction treatment encourages efficient [...]