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.
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
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
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
A lot of the work that I do in my clinic is dispensing acupuncture for pregnancy, so naturally when I found out I myself was pregnant I did not hesitate to book my first appointment
Common health complaints we see as we grow older It is well known and predicted that disease & disability can rise with age. Nevertheless, poor health need not be a consequence of ageing. Generally signs
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.
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
What is damp? Too much damp in the body is one of the most common pathologies seen in the modern Chinese medicine clinic. Pathogenic damp manifests itself in a plethora of ways. They can range
What and where is the spleen The spleen sits in the upper left quadrant of your abdomen between your stomach and your diaphragm. The spleen in Chinese medicine bears little resemblance to it’s Western medicine