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October 21, 2019

Written by Margo Field Recently my dear Aunty Pat died. She was in her 90’s and lived a happy life – she had 5 children who’ve also gone on to have kids and even provided a few great grandchildren. Even though I didn’t spend a lot of time with her, she left me with a […]

October 12, 2019

Written by Jessica Jackman Ever have pain while chewing foods? Grinding your teeth at night? Feel stress in your jaw or face? Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) covers a wide range of related disorders relating to the face, jaw, ears and neck. Pain in the jaw is often related to the joints and muscles which help us […]

October 2, 2019

Written by Jen Frankcombe-Campbell Who else is glad Winter is over??!!! I cannot express how excited I am for warmer days and beautiful sunshine. A big factor for feeling the Winter blues is Vitamin D deficiency.. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption as it regulates calcium levels in the blood and Vit D also […]

September 18, 2019

 Written by Camille Scott Have you heard about Infrared Saunas and been wondering how they could benefit you or whether they are worth adding to your routine? Read on to discover the top reasons infrared saunas are becoming a well-loved part of self-care practices everywhere. But first… What exactly is Far Infrared sauna technology and […]

September 11, 2019

Sex is a natural and pleasurable part of a healthy lifestyle, so when interest wanes or sexual difficulties occur, it can be confronting and uncomfortable for both you and your partner.  Low libido is very common, and is often triggered by hormonal or emotional problems.  In this article I want to unpack what can go […]

September 7, 2019

Written by Nicolette Truscott The commencement of Women’s Health Week (Sep 2nd-6th) has got me thinking about all thing’s women.  For a lot of people there appears to be a disconnect from the day to day functioning of their own bodies in modern Western culture, and the menstrual cycle is no exception.  Reflecting on previous […]

August 21, 2019

Written by Margo Field I’ve been thinking recently about success and very quickly it became clear to me that I was more interested in being satisfied in life – in the big picture. Sure, I already have a roof over my head and don’t need to worry about having enough money to buy the basics. […]

August 14, 2019

Written by Jessica Jackman In today’s society we are constantly sitting! On the train to work, in the car, at the office, on the couch, eating meals, the list goes on. This can lead to back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and poor posture. Whilst a lot of these activities cannot be avoided there are […]

August 2, 2019

Written by Nicolette Truscott Fine lines and wrinkles got you down? Desire to glow from the inside out? Need to redefine your relationship with the idea of beauty and love the skin you are in? Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging are a natural part of aging, but one that can compromise our self-esteem and self-image. […]

July 24, 2019

Written by Hannah Sutton In the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine we take a holistic approach to well-being, placing a strong emphasis on disease prevention and health maintenance.  The ultimate goal of a practitioner is to help preserve the health of their patients through the various transitions in life and significant health events whether it […]

July 13, 2019

Written by Margo Field I’m very lucky – I’ve just had a three week holiday – and it has been a very good rest from my usual routine. I’ve learnt to appreciate (again), that ‘down time’ is an integral part of ‘up time’.  Holidays for me mean I’m in charge of my own time. I […]

July 10, 2019

By Jen Frankcombe-Campbell We’re almost half way through Winter, even though we’ve had some amazing Spring kinda days! Hands up if you have already been sick or if your children keep getting sick? Nothing worse than trying to enjoy the school holidays when you have a sick household. Boo!! Do you find that someone in […]

July 5, 2019

By Jessica Jackman Winter brings with it the cold, wet and windy days, but does it make osteoarthritis (OA) worse? Studies are inconclusive on this one – some saying that the weather has no bearing at all on OA pain or stiffness. Anecdotally from patients, I hear complaints about the colder weather increasing pain levels […]

June 29, 2019

By Camille Scott With winter well and truly here the temptation to hibernate could not be stronger! The shorter days, and cold, rainy weather make it easy to forgo most activity in favour of snuggling up on the couch. Regular massage during winter may not be something you’ve thought of to include in your self-care […]

June 26, 2019

By Nicolette Truscott Dry needling and acupuncture both involve puncturing the skin with thin needles for therapeutic purposes. While the tools used are the same, the practices, training/qualifications, treatment techniques and philosophy are otherwise very different.   Dry Needling Acupuncture History:   Created as a therapy by Janet Travell (MD) in 1979 as a further […]

June 13, 2019

By Hannah Sutton Are you starting to feel a bit run down and on the verge of coming down with a cold/flu?  Get ahead of it this Winter with the following helpful tips Winter has well and truly arrived and with it the sound of coughs & sniffles!   With the fast-paced demands of our modern […]

May 29, 2019

Written by Margo Field What is interesting for me to observe in myself is how I find sadness to be so ‘sucky’. Inward. Absorbing. There is a difference between grief and sadness but basically both are a loss of something you value. This can include loss of a job ((eg loss of a job title […]

April 29, 2019

Written by Nicolette Truscott Lung & the Breath One of the most fundamental principles of Chinese medicine is living in harmony with the cycles in nature.  Autumn is the beginning of the yin seasons, when the air starts to cool and dry, the trees lose their leaves and the days get shorter leading to longer […]

March 6, 2019

Written by Jessica Jackman Most of us will experience a headache at some point in our lives. For some people they are debilitating and relentless; for others maybe a rare, mild annoyance. Getting any type of headache assessed by a primary care practitioner is important to determine the cause and possible treatment plan to help […]

February 23, 2019

Tired all the time?  Do you have trouble getting to sleep?  Staying asleep?  Avoid going to bed? Written by Nicolette Truscott Sleep is an important time for the body to rest and repair.  It is essential for normal day to day mental and physical function.   The effects of poor sleep can be wide reaching and […]

February 26, 2018

Are you loving life and fulfilling your life purpose?  Or do you feel like you are drifting along and going through the motions? Instead of some wishy-washy New Year’s resolutions I propose we all do a little self development these holidays and ponder what our core values are to help us live a more satisfying […]

For many women menopause is no laughing matter.  Menopause affects women in a wide variety of ways.  Some breeze through this transition and other can be troubled for many years.  The distressing symptoms can test them physically, emotionally and intellectually.  That being said, menopause is not a disease.  It is the natural phase in a […]

June 4, 2017

Do you have scars on your body that feel numb, painful or strange in comparison to your normal skin. Do they appear red or raised looking very different to your normal coloured skin? Have you felt low in energy or off balance ever since having an operation? In Chinese medicine it is very important to […]

June 2, 2017

Autumn, the season of dryness, has just drawn to a close and we now must prepare for the next change of season. According to the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, Winter represents the utmost of Yin. In its very nature Winter is a slow, dark, cool, inward moving season, all things Yin. Winter is associated with […]

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