31 Mar

Chinese Medicine, Immunity and COVID 19

Understanding your Immune system from a Chinese Medicine Perspective and how to create a plan for your better health. Immunity in Chinese Medicine is called Wei Qi or Defensive Qi. The Organs that are responsible for our defence are the Lungs, Large Intestine and the Skin. These more exterior relating organs, control what comes from […]

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27 Feb

A Naturopathic Approach to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) presents with a wide array of symptoms: Generalised pain Increased frequency in fatigue Non-restorative sleep Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Headache Impaired cognition and mood Many more symptoms Risk factors There is often an increased incidence of adverse life events and psychological distress. (Domestic violence, abuse, emotional trauma) More prevalent in females compared to […]

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22 Jan

Healthy School Lunch Box Ideas

It’s back to school time already and the attention for parents of the world has now turned to getting uniforms, shoes, stationary and all the other bits and bobs ready for another year at school for the kids. An important part of all this that often gets missed is the lunchbox, it is after all […]

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19 Jan

Survival Tips for the first day of school

It’s not long now until school is back!  For some parents this can be a highly anxious time – especially if your little one is starting Prep.  Getting back into the strict routine of preparing school lunches, knowing what uniform they need to wear on what day and not to mention, school drop off and […]

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13 Jan

FREE Back to School Webinar

Join our Naturopath Kim Sheppard for our FREE Back to School Webinar, where she will explain how Reiki and Flower Essences, may help to support your child’s emotional health during stressful times. What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation, stress reduction and promotes innate healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” […]

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3 Dec

Exercise Technology

Technology is a wondrous thing, and nothing is truer than in the realm of exercise technology.  I was lucky enough recently to experience a way of exercise that knocked my socks off!  It was set up as an ‘immersive experience’ that allows you to select between walking, running, bike riding and even climbing modes.  There […]

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29 Nov

Fibromyalgia and Massage

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with […]

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16 Aug

Top tips to reduce stress and improve fertility

The female reproductive cycle is very complex and even a small change from what is considered normal can prevent ovulation. There are 4 events in reproduction: Ovulation: The release of a healthy ovum (egg) Tubal transport: The fallopian tubes need to be healthy and have a normal anatomic relationship with the ovary to allow capture […]

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9 Aug

The Vunerable Emperor

In Chinese Medicine the Heart is the Emperor of the Organ system. It is said to be guarded by the other organs and always without pathogenic influence. All other Organs have both a functional and dysfunctional expression of emotional Qi as shown in the table below: Liver   –           Assertion / Anger Spleen –         Focussed […]

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8 Aug

Perfect Posture, is it a myth?

For a long time now people have talked about the “perfect posture”, which most believe is sitting or standing up “perfectly” straight, head and shoulders back, tummy pulled in. But this is not necessarily correct nor should we be using the terms ‘perfect’ and ‘posture’ in the same sentence anymore. Our spines have natural curvatures […]

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