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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Did you know that flushed cheeks in the afternoon might be a sign of Yin deficiency in your body? Ever notice a difference in your skin the day after drinking wine or eating cheese? That monthly break out on your chin? It might be an indication that your hormone [...]
Migraine headaches can be a debilitating health condition, often knocking sufferers out for two or more days at a time, over a period of many years.
Typically migraine headaches are one-sided, with throbbing or pulsating pain, intensified with physical activity; and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light [...]
More frequently than I would like, I’m greeted in the Chinese medicine clinic by patients who sheepishly admit to being on a course of predisnolone or penicillin. As much as I reassure them there’s no need to choose between conventional and natural medicines (in fact, modern Chinese medicine advocates [...]