The five elements in Chinese medicine are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. They are reflected in nature; as we rotate through the seasons and cycles of life; and in the human body. As with Yin and Yang, the five elements are separate but interconnected. They represent physically the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]