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Hormonal daughters and/ or painful periods I often recall the dread I hear in parents voices when they speak of the teenage years, of out of control, hormonal daughters. Puberty need not be fraught with emotional outbursts if our bodies work as they should. If the body is not in balance, there are warning signs…Read More
Spring, it is characterized by birth, and new growth in Nature. The world is waking up after a cold winter and there is new growth everywhere, from baby animals to new trees and plants. It is time to start afresh, to leave the cold winter months behind us and lighten the body. Invigorate it with…Read More
The first 3 months In Classical Chinese medicine, pregnancy is considered a spiritual action. It is advised to often partake in prayer and contemplation while being surrounded by things of beauty and pleasantry. Immerse yourself with relaxing music, beautiful art, nature and pleasant contented thoughts. Avoid violent and aggressive scenes. In the guidelines of what to eat…Read More
Lifestyle Changes for Wellness during Menopause Lifestyle changes may help in prolonging the effect of treatment you receive for menopausal symptoms and also for long-term benefit. Not only will they help with reducing symptoms of the change you are experiencing, they will also improve your quality of life and sense of well being. Stress reduction In a…Read More
Chinese Medicine and Menopause In Chinese medicine, our body is viewed as a whole which reflects nature and the world around us. We cannot separate ourselves from our environment, our lifestyle and our emotional world. It is a functioning unit, with every system intertwined, to make up the whole. When you come in for treatment for menopausal…Read More
Beat the Cold Winter Days Do you feel cold to the bone? Do the gusty winter winds send chills down your spine? Do you love winter or hate it? There is no need to suffer from the cold during Winter. There are great techniques and Chinese herbs that can make Winter a more pleasant experience by…Read More
An acupuncturist has had hundreds of hours of clinical training in acupuncture. They usually complete a 4 year degree. Courses on dry needling usually go for a weekend with very little clinical training. For more information on the difference between dry needling and acupuncture have a look at this blog by Jeff Shearer.Read More
Pain in pregnancy Are you experiencing lower back or pelvic pain? It is understandable not to want to take medication while pregnant. Yet the discomfort of pregnancy can sometimes be overwhelming. Pain during pregnancy can disturb sleep, everyday activities and even the ability to work. You may be experiencing pain may as mild discomfort, for it may be…Read More
Menopause Are you lying in bed and suddenly feel a woosh of heat? Are your feet so hot you don’t have them under covers at night? Do you lie in bed awake for hours, sleepless wondering if you will get any sleep tonight and how are you going to function tomorrow? If you are wondering…Read More
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