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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Chinese medicine dietary advice for tiredness and lethargy.

By |June 19th, 2010|

In todays fast paced society it isn’t hard to become run down. Most of us work far more than we play (or relax), we eat on the run, we don’t sleep enough, our jobs are high pressure, and we just have too much on our plate.

Before long we begin to feel we don’t have enough energy to make it through the day, our skin becomes pale, our digestion becomes problematic, we lose the desire to […]