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Ways to Support your Breast Health with Chinese Medicine Advice

March 28, 2022 - by enrica - in acupuncture melbourne, Conditions, Diet Therapy, Lifestyle

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A number of Meridians pass through our breasts – the Liver Meridian, Kidney Meridian, the Stomach Meridian and the Penetrating vessel. Our breast health is dependent on smooth flow of Qi and Blood through these Meridians and when there is a blockage of flow, breast disorder may result. This often can start manifesting as premenstrual

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Post and Long Covid

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Post-COVID Recovery

January 31, 2022 - by enrica - in acupuncture melbourne, Chinese Medicine Melbourne, Conditions

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Treating people with long Covid Improving people’s resistance to future infection is a major goal for acupuncture in respect of Covid-19. However, we must also recognise the need for help for those struggling with long-lasting symptoms of the disease, that is long Covid. UK data suggest that people are suffering in this way: one in

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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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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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Why don’t I seem to absorb fluid?

September 15, 2018 - by enrica - in Conditions

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Water is a major part of the human body and every system in the body depends on water. For example, blood is 83% water, muscles are 75% water, the brain is 74% water and even bone has a significant amount of water at 22%. The joints in the body are lubricated by water and water

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What’s the Link Between Digestive Health and Mental/Emotional Health in Chinese Medicine?

September 02, 2018 - by enrica - in Conditions

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Dr Giles Sadler has written about the connections between our digestive health and our mental and emotional health, and the best herbal formulas to help you feel better. Enjoy the read below: It seems to be common sense that our happiness affects our health, particularly our digestion. And language has many examples of comparing mental

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Are You Missing Two Key Nutrients in Your Diet to Manage Migraines?

July 03, 2018 - by enrica - in Conditions, Diet Therapy, Lifestyle

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Migraines are a debilitatingly painful condition that affects up to 3 million Australians each year [1]. Usually it’s experienced as a one-sided throbbing or pulsating that is at least moderately intense. It is sometimes accompanied by light-sensitivity and nausea and vomiting, and for many people, doesn’t go away even with medication until they have slept

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