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Does Your Liver Need a Spring Tune-Up?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver. What does this mean? Well, you probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change. I know I tend to feel a bit more contemplative and introspective during the winter months. Once spring hits, I’m ready to recharge and get things done. The liver energy is strong and assertive, the type of energy you need to create plans and then propel them into motion. However, if your liver is a little out of balance, you might notice you are more irritable or on edge than usual. Here are a few signs that your liver is in need of an acupuncture tune-up: continue reading »

Winter from a TCM perspective

winter in AustraliaTo maintain good heath, TCM suggests that it is a good idea to try to live in harmony by observing the seasons.

The climate is cold and the organ is, or are, the kidneys. As these are situated in the small of the back, just above the waist and close to the surface, if we are sensitive to, or exposed to the cold we may feel pain here. TCM states that disease during this time is located in the bones, so this can also lead to aching joints.

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Pregnant, and hoping for an easy delivery?

belly dance  Pregnancy 1Did you know that belly dance was originally devised to help women going through labour? In ancient times women supported each other in the act of giving birth and celebrated that time as one of the most powerful – even joyful – ones that a woman could experience!

I’m excited to be offering some workshops in belly dance for birth in the next few months in the North Sydney area. If you or anyone you know might be interested, drop me a line! There will be more details for you in the next newsletter.

Saturn goes from retrograde to direct

You may have heard about Mercury retrograde. Saturn is a big heavy planet that rules time, limitations and responsibility. Now that it has gone direct it acts as a trigger to examine the work we’ve done and to throw off any old, stale views. It’s time to come out of your inward winter time, put your plans into motion – to motivate yourself to grow up and move forward by developing the integrity of what you believe in. I recently attended a wonderful conference called ‘Being authentic to brand you!’ that encouraged us to achieve just that!

Get Ready for Spring- Hang on! Isn’t it here already?

Hay feverAfter the prolonged summer that lasted until May this year, we seem to have had an early spring! Days were warm and sunny, the daffodils were blooming. It may have cooled down again, but that burst of spring weather reminded us that while it’s happy news for most of us, it’s not for those who suffer from hay fever.

When hay fever hits you can get very uncomfortable symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and red, itchy eyes, painful sinus headache, which can make it difficult to sleep and therefore make you feel very tired. Did you know that having acupuncture and taking Chinese Medicine, can definitely help to alleviate the symptoms, while also correcting any underlying imbalance?

At the moment I am running a great special offer: the initial acupuncture treatment and Chinese herbs to last 2 weeks, will be available for the low cost of $160, which is a saving of $60! Get in early to prevent hay fever ruining your springtime!

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