Skating on the Other Side of the Ice

July 28, 2014 - by enrica - in Injuries

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When you get an injury, the first thing people reach for is ice. It constricts blood vessels to reduce swelling and inflammation and it desensitises nerve endings to reduce pain. It sounds great, doesn’t it? However, in the area of injury, you will find dead tissue as well as blood and other fluid leaked into

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Mindful Eating

July 08, 2014 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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When was the last time you really savoured your food? Do you find that you’re often in a rush in the morning, scoffing down your toast whilst finding your clothes for the day and making your lunch at the same time? Or you might even be eating it in the car in peak-hour traffic? Does

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Foods for Autumn

April 14, 2014 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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Autumn is one of my favourite seasons of the year, though according to Taoist philosophy, there can be no favourites – the seasons are as they are and we can enjoy them all! The weather is mild, the air feeling fresh and crisp and of course, the change that is happening in nature is beautiful

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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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