Chinese medicine and acupuncture blog

Grief and the lung – A Chinese medical perspective

By |September 14th, 2018|

Today we are going to look at grief and the lung in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). We all go through grief many times in our lives. It may be all consuming, it may wrench and hurt our heart, it may leave us feeling empty and lonely. We should not deny these emotions as they are normal expressions of the body. It is a necessary part of healing. It is the transitional phase of acceptance that […]

The seven emotions in traditional Chinese medicine

By |August 31st, 2018|

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) sees a close relationship between the internal organs and emotions. There are considered to be seven emotions in TCM. These are joy, anger, worry (pensiveness), anxiety, sadness (grief), fear and fright. Emotional activity is the normal response to external or environmental stimuli. Within normal limits it is not seen as harmful, and can actually be beneficial for the body and mind. However, if emotions are too abrupt, too powerful and overwhelming, or […]

Spring recipe | Stir fried chilli scallops with asparagus

By |August 13th, 2018|

A delicious Spring recipe featuring our focus food for the season, the asparagus. Beneath the recipe you may read about the TCM nature of the foods included. This is probably one of my favourite Spring recipes, especially when I feel my immunity is low and I am a bit congested.

  • 15 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut how you like
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6-9 large scallops, intestines removed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 mild […]

Chinese medicine glossary of terms

By |August 7th, 2018|

Chinese medicine can be very confusing if you have never encountered it before. You are placed inside a medical modality where none of the terms used may be familiar to you. Articles and blog posts are littered with strange words and terms to which you have no point of reference. This Chinese medicine glossary will hopefully come some part of the way to making things clearer for you. This page will continue […]

Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat uterine fibroids

By |July 10th, 2018|

Uterine Fibroids in Chinese medicine.

By Dr. Ellen Lee, CMD

Below is a discussion on uterine fibroids in Chinese medicine, and how we may use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines to treat them. We will look at what they are, how Chinese medicine describes them, various treatment options and predicted outcomes.

What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine Fibroids (a.k.a. uterine myoma, leioma, fibroma) are benign (non- cancerous) growths of smooth muscle tissues within the uterine walls.

There are four types […]

Acupuncture (Medicare rebate) fee changes

By |June 24th, 2018|

Coming into effect 2nd July, 2018

Due to the limitations to the medicare rebate, there will be changes to the out of pocket costs for acupuncture.

In some cases, a change in the length of the consultation time required for subsequent treatments will be implemented as well, depending on whether a long or short consultation is required 

The new fee structure is outlined on our Acupuncture and Chinese medicine prices page. Please discuss with your practitioner […]

Acupuncture Saturday mornings

By |May 13th, 2017|

We are excited to announce that Kura will be offering acupuncture Saturday mornings from June 10, 2017. You will have the honour of being seen by Dr. Ashley Gordon, CMD who is joining our team in the coming weeks.

Saturday mornings have been vacant for a long while now, and we have been wanting to rectify this but were unable to do this. Now with our newest team member, we can.

*Please note: Saturday morning appointments are Private only.
There […]

Acupuncture job oppurtunity

By |March 7th, 2017|

Update 2 March, 2018

We are again inviting interested practitioners to join our team. More details may be found on the acupuncture jobs page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Update 13 May, 2017

Thank-you to all who applied. Wow, what a treat it was meeting and greeting some wonderful practitioners. The position is now filled, and we look forward to welcoming our two new practitioners!

Position available for a Chinese medicine doctor

An opportunity has arisen to join […]

Tomato and basil soup | A summer recipe

By |December 2nd, 2016|

2 tbsp cup olive oil
1 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
800 kg of very ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/3 cup water
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed and patted dry
Salt and freshly ground black or white pepper

In a medium saucepan, heat 1tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
Add the chopped onions, 2/3 of the minced garlic, the chopped celery and chopped carrot and saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring […]

Maintaining a healthy heart in Chinese medicine

By |December 2nd, 2016|

A healthy heart for a healthy mind

Article by Dr Helen Bourke, CMD

The heart in Chinese medicine
The heart’s physical function is controlling blood circulation and the blood vessels. In Chinese medicine it is also believed to control consciousness, intelligence, thinking, memory and sleep, as well as providing a haven for a person’s spirit, or shen. People with healthy Hearts are aware of the world around them without being overwhelmed by it. They are able to come up with […]