Winter – Following the Four Seasons

Winter is a time of hibernation, rest, internalisation and revitalisation. It is when our bodies’ energy turns inwards to preserve heat and keep our core warm, while simultaneously supporting our external body (skin) to stay closed and secure from the cold. Some of the ways we can support our bodies in winter is …

Tension Headaches

Most of us will experience a headache at some point in our lives with over 7 million Australians having tension headaches. They can be a debilitating affliction with symptoms ranging from persistent and dull pain to mild light and noise sensitivity which can lead to anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and difficulty …

Lentil Parsnip Dal

This is the first in a series of various recipes to assist thorough seasonal change and healing foods for certain conditions. This recipe nourishes qi, your digestion and grounds you while processing internal congestion and also stimulates the function of the Lungs; the various spices provide movement and warmth to …

How to Survive the Festive Season

It’s that time again, the month of December where everyone wants to catch up, when families and friends come together and celebrate the closing of the year. It can be an amazing month filled with laughs, good conversation, wonderful events and lots of good food. I love many aspects of …

Connective Tissue & Acupuncture

Science is looking into how acupuncture works, and have been researching how an acupuncture needle can interact with connective tissue to stimulate a relaxation response. When connective tissue is stretched and then allowed to relax blood and fluids can flow freely into the area, allowing an area to oxygenate and release tightness which can have an analgesic …