Feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed right now? Many of us are facing worries about our health, the health of loved ones, remote learning and teaching, increased pressure and stress from higher workloads, financial stress, and fears about what the future holds. Even if you are not typically an anxious person, it is common to feel … Read moreHumans Like Certainty
The days are becoming shorter, the air is crisper and its getting harder and harder to get out of bed on those early mornings (or is that just me?). It is impossible not to notice the changing seasons around us, and how they affect us on a physical and emotional level. As we humans are … Read moreWinter is on its way!
If you are feeling anxious or worried during this time, you are not alone. Anxiety is normal, and in some cases it can be helpful. For example, research during past pandemics has shown that people who worry are more likely to do the things that help to keep the virus at bay – like frequent … Read moreFoods To Ease Anxiety
You are not on your own. Almost 90% of Australians suffer from a sleeping disorder, with 30% having a severe sleeping disorder, and 5% experiencing chronic insomnia. Furthermore, as we age our sleep patterns change, it will generally take longer to fall asleep and the quality of sleep is reduced. The elderly also tend to … Read moreCAN’T SLEEP?
Chinese Medicine encourages us to live in harmony with the seasons, and according to Chinese medicine theory, there are five seasons – winter, spring, summer, late summer, and autumn. Winter is the season of hibernation, when energy moves inward. A time of retreat and rest, when the Yin (night, female, cold) is dominant and the … Read moreWinter – Time to rug up, eat walnuts & have acupuncture
Experiencing cold feet is normal from time to time. Changes in temperature, as well as health and lifestyle choices, are some of the most common causes of cold feet, and adjusting these factors will usually help you to relieve symptoms. There can be a variety of reasons for cold feet, from winter temperatures to poor … Read moreHome Remedies for Cold Hands and Feet
Autumn is the season where the hot summer days gradually become shorter, where the cold creeps in and where the energising energy of summer is replaced by the deeper, more introspective, contracting energies of autumn. Autumn also governs organisation as well as setting limits and boundaries. It is the season to finish up any projects … Read moreAutumn – The Season of Letting Go
Yes, you did hear correctly – this is really about steaming your vagina, your yoni! Yoni steaming involves exposing the vagina to steam to cleanse it and enhance its health. The practice has recently made the news due to celebrity reports that claim a variety of benefits, ranging from relieving period discomfort to improving fertility. … Read moreYoni Steaming – Really?
Spring is here, and according to Chinese medicine it is the season that is associated with the liver. Spring is the time of new life flourishing, growth and activity of plants and animals after a long period of hibernation. And just like plants are stretching up and out, reaching for the sun during spring, the liver … Read moreSpring Cleanse for your Liver
If someone asked us to describe a healthy lifestyle, we would probably talk about a wholesome diet, plenty of exercise, refraining from alcohol and smoking and getting sufficient sleep. According to Chinese medicine teachings, however, cultivating our mind and emotions is even more important than these aspects. Being able to calm and expand our minds, … Read moreGo For Whatever Makes You Happy