Chinese medicine and acupuncture blog

Food stagnation – The post Christmas/New Year bloated stomach

By |January 2nd, 2013|

At last – the food gluttony season has passed! If you are like many others and feeling it in your tummy ie a bloated abdomen that seems not able to go down, then join the crew. During the Christmas season we tend to eat a-lot more than we are used to, as well as often eating types of food that we are not used to eating. Our poor digestion starts feeling the strain and begins […]

Surviving the Christmas chaos

By |December 12th, 2012|

It’s the Silly Season again!

It’s Christmas time again. In Australia this means that it is the end of the year and the start of Summer. It is colloquially known as the “silly season”. For many though it is a time of great stress. Many people go on leave over the Christmas/New Year break, and must rush to finish […]

Spring – The season of change.

By |October 24th, 2012|

Spring glorious Spring! 

Spring is well and truly here. Chinese medicine sees Spring as the time for growth and rejuvenation. Spring comes after Winter as we all know. During Winter we withdrew inwards and conserved our energy as well as reduced activity. In Spring we start to come back out. We start to become more active again. It is a time for regeneration, starting anew and renewing our souls.

The qi (energy) of the body starts to […]

Let acupuncture help rid you of your headache.

By |September 12th, 2012|

A common complaint with some un-common causes!*
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’ve got a headache”? It’s one of the most common problems in society today yet a headache, particularly the recurring kind shouldn’t be taken lightly. It might well be the symptom of some underlying imbalance or deeper problem.

It’s little wonder that the consumption of analgesics in the Australia is so widespread. It’s a symptom of our modern lifestyle to ‘pop a […]

Chicken and quineoa soup recipe

By |August 14th, 2012|


A bowl of chicken and quinoa soup
This is one of mine and my husbands favourite soups. It is so adaptable. You can add or subtract any kind of vegetable you want in it (I usually just throw in what ever is in the fridge). You can add more stock to make it more of a broth or less stock to make […]

Acupuncture in the relief of Celiac disease

By |May 5th, 2012|

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune digestive disease. Villi of the small intestine are damaged disrupting the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from foods. When a sufferer eats foods with gluten in it such as is found in grains like wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats the body responds by attacking the villi of the small intestine (Flaws & Sionneau, 2001, p. 111). The villi become inflamed, shrivel up, flatten out and sometimes disappear. This results […]

Fight the painful periods with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

By |December 15th, 2011|

What is dysmenorrhoea?

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods) is a common condition seen often in an acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic. It involves pain in the lower abdomen around the time of menstruation. (Flaws, 2005, p. 269) Onset may be recent or life long. Pain can also occur in lower back, hips, sacrum and thighs. (Liu, 2009, p. 270) It can occur before, during, after or in a combination of times around the period. The pain may be […]

Frustrated with your lower back pain? Try acupuncture – you may be surprised.

By |November 10th, 2011|

What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain is pain that originates in the area between L1 and L3 of the spine. It can be felt on one side, both sides or the entire back. It is usually felt on one side. Lower back pain is a common health complaint and most people experience it at least once in a lifetime.

What are some of the causes of lower back pain?
There is a variety of causes including […]

Suffering from seasonal sneezles? Chinese medicine may help.

By |September 16th, 2011|

What is Rhinitis?

Rhinitis is a seasonal or a perennial disorder involving nasal congestion, watery nasal discharge, sneezing, irritation of the conjunctiva, the throat & the ala nasi (the wing of the nose). The cause is hypersensitivity of the nasal mucosa to pollen, dust mites, fungal spores, animal dander and saliva, fumes and certain food stuffs.

What is Hay fever?
Seasonal rhinitis is more commonly known as hay fever. It is an increased response to grasses and pollens […]

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you regain your sleep.

By |July 1st, 2011|

What is Insomnia?

When was the last time you had a sleepless night? Are you having constant sleepless nights now? Chances are that if you are over 18 then you have suffered or are currently suffering from sleeplessness. Around 1/3 of adults experience occasional or persistent sleep problems. Insomnia is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep”. Insomnia can effect many aspects of your health. Physically you can feel tired and lethargic. […]