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Calming and Focusing the Mind with Food

January 28, 2021 - by enrica - in Conditions, Diet Therapy

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It most certainly been a challenging time for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you were in Melbourne, we had many restrictions, including a three and a half month lockdown! We learnt about home schooling, working online, working online at home with children, making sure we washed and sanitised our hands enough, remembering our masks,

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Protecting Ourselves from External Pathogens

March 18, 2020 - by enrica - in Lifestyle

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In my lifetime, health has never been so foremost as it is now in people’s minds. These trying times are an opportunity to review our own health so we can protect ourselves and others from getting sick. Chinese Medicine has a lot of knowledge about how to protect ourselves. In Chinese Medicine, illness is caused

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What is Spirit in Chinese Medicine?

January 04, 2019 - by enrica - in acupuncture melbourne, Acupuncture Points, Chinese Medicine Classics

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The word “Spirit” is translated from the word, ? “Shen” and in Chinese Medicine it is a fundamental part of being human and unique to human life. It is thought that whilst humans and animals have instinctive drives such, reactivities and “emotions”, humans are the only ones who have Spirit. Spirit recognises and pursues ultimate

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How Diet can Contribute to Mental-Emotional Problems in Chinese Medicine

October 02, 2018 - by enrica - in Conditions, Diet Therapy

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In Chinese Medicine, diet can be a contributing factor to someone who has mental-emotional problems, including conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. The aspects of diet which apply to Western patients are: excessive consumption of hot energy foods; excessive consumption of Damp-producing foods; excessive consumption of cold-energy foods; irregular eating habits; and insufficient eating.

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