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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 […]

We now offer affordable acupuncture through medicare

By |June 27th, 2014|

edit: 1st December 2016

All acupuncture appointments are now covered by Medicare. You no longer need to specify when you call up that you need a Medicare appointment. If you are registered with Medicare, then your acupuncture appointment is covered and will only cost you $30 out of pocket regardless of whether it is an extended or normal length appointment. Your rebate will pay for the rest.

*Please note: Saturday morning appointments are Private only.
There is no […]

What can acupuncture treat?

By |June 7th, 2013|

As an acupuncturist I so very often hear this one question – what can acupuncture treat? Acupuncture can treat very many things. The World Health Organisation website has a review and analysis page of it. This is where I have gleaned my data for you in my first ever little infograph. I hope you enjoy!

And the source of this infographic is: WHO – Acupuncture: Review and Analysis […]

Foods to help with qi and blood stagnation

By |March 17th, 2013|

What is qi and blood stagnation
Qi and blood stagnation can occur anywhere in the body. We are going to concentrate on the liver because that is the most common organ affected. The liver is very sensitive to emotions. Even mild arguments can upset it. Over time all the the everyday upsets and stresses build up and become deep rooted within the body. The liver becomes less able to cope and bounce back. It becomes “stagnated”. […]

Using acupuncture to give up smoking

By |January 9th, 2013|

Decided to give up the cigarettes?
Smoking cigarettes is considered to be one of the most addictive things a person can undertake. There is not just the physical addiction of the nicotine but also the habitual movement of hand to mouth and the satisfaction it provides.

The negative impacts of cigarettes on our health is well published. It is easy to choose from a plethora of health reasons to give up cigarettes. For some it is easy, […]

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 […]

Beat stress with acupuncture and Chinese medicine

By |April 19th, 2011|

Today I am going to speak of the use of acupuncture in helping to manage stress related disorders. Hans Selye claimed in his book “Stress without Distress” that ‘stress is the non-specific response of the organism to every demand’.(Selye, 1974) Although it is not a pathological condition in itself, longer term exposure to it may produce pathologies. In todays world our lives can be very high pressure. There are many pulls on the individual – […]

Chinese medicine dietary advice – Foods to nourish our kidneys

By |February 14th, 2011|

Sun Si Miao, a famous physician from the Tang dynasty maintained that “Doctors should first understand the cause of disease, then treat it with diet. Medicine should only be used if diet fails”. Our everyday diet can go a long way in preventing and aiding in-balances within the body.

Possible signs & symptoms of kidney yin deficiency

It is commonly known that to maintain our vitality we must supplement and boost our kidney yang. This […]