Sprouts

Springtime Foods

September 29, 2013 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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If you look about you and see what is going on in nature in Spring, you’ll see a lot of growth, which tends to have an active and ascending nature. Your body functions best when it is in harmony with nature so these same characteristics of growth correspond to the type of food that is

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Pointing the Way: Hayfever

September 13, 2013 - by enrica - in Acupuncture Points, Conditions

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It is definitely lovely to be seeing growth abound in nature at the moment, but for 1 in 5 of the Australian population, this may be accompanied by a groan because it marks the start of the “hayfever season”. Hayfever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, occurs in people who have a hypersensitive reaction to

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Spring Blossoms

Spring to Life

September 08, 2013 - by enrica - in Lifestyle

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Spring is here – the bite in the air is gone, there is finally warmth you can actually bask in, the leaves are returning and the flowers are blooming. It is a season of birth and rejuvenation and in Chinese Medicine, for optimal health, it is best to live in accordance with these natural principles,

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Pointing the Way: Insomnia

August 11, 2013 - by enrica - in Acupuncture Points

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About 1 in 10 people have at least a moderate level of insomnia. Most people just live with it but over time, their body doesn’t get the recovery that it would normally get during sleep and their memory, concentration and health worsen. I believe that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the keys

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Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea

Just a Simple Flower

July 27, 2013 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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Ju Hua, pronounced “joo hwa”, is the Chrysanthemum flower. I love having this as a tea – its flowery flavour has a distinct and soothing taste. In a tea, it is often made with the dried flowers but it is also available as a powdered granule combined with cane sugar – highly delicious but they

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Winter Wonderfoods

July 07, 2013 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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In Chinese Medicine, being in tune with nature is important in maintaining health and preventing illness, and a part of this is being able to change with the seasons. Throughout the year, we experience change from the heat of Summer to the dryness of Autumn, to the cold of Winter and the wind of Spring.

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“The sages live…

March 08, 2013 - by enrica - in Chinese Medicine Classics

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“The sages lived peacefully under heaven on earth, following the rhythms of the planet and the universe. They adapted to society without being swayed by cultural trends. They were free from emotional extremes and lived a balanced, contented existence. Their outward appearance, behaviour, and thinking did not reflect the conflicting norms of society. The sages

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