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Winter in TCM Chinese medicine

Winter in Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Water Element

Understanding Winter in Traditional Chinese Medicine In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), winter is governed by the Water element, symbolising a time of rest, reflection, and conservation of energy. As winter beckons, Yang begins its decline, yielding to the growing strength of Yin. The sun sets earlier and rises gently, casting a soft, diffused light over […]

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TCM digestion. Acupuncture Nowra & Gerringong

How to improve digestion with TCM: Practical tips

This article will explore the many dietary lifestyle factors which influence good digestion, and to a wider degree, overall health and wellbeing. As a Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist in Nowra and Gerringong for several years, it has become increasingly evident how common digestive issues are. Although Chinese herbs and acupuncture can be great tools

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TCM Honey & Onion Cough Syrup to Boost Immunity

The Perfect Winter Remedy for a Cold and Flu This Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) inspired honey and onion syrup is a simple yet powerful immune supporting remedy, which can be quickly brewed during the cooler months when seasonal colds and flu’s are rampant. Utilising common pantry ingredients, honey and onion syrup can be used to

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What are the Most Significant Health Benefits of Acupuncture?

What’s covered in this article? What is acupuncture Acupuncture in Nowra has become increasingly sought after, and experienced practitioners like Dr. Fraser Cobham (TCM), have been dedicated to delivering the highest quality acupuncture to the Shoalhaven community. But what is this healing modality and how does it work? Acupuncture is a holistic form of treatment

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Chinese medicine postpartum care. Acupuncture Nowra

TCM postpartum care: Nourishing a new mum

What’s covered in this article? Zuò Yuèzi / the sitting month Chinese Medicine posits that the month following childbirth is a crucial period that can significantly influence a woman’s health, contingent on her postpartum care. The Chinese term Zou Yuezhi, or “sitting the month”, is the first 40 days postnatal period in which a new

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BBT for fertility. Acupuncture Nowra

Female Fertility: Why BBT Charting Matters

What is covered in this article? What is BBT? Basal body temperature (BBT) charting is a simple, non-invasive method used to monitor a woman’s body temperature during the menstrual cycle. By recording the body’s temperature at rest, typically first thing in the morning, we can gain valuable insights into ovulation patterns, hormonal changes, and potential

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SIBO symptoms and treatment TCM

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): Treatment with Chinese Medicine

What is covered in this article? What is Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth? Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) refers to an imbalance and overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, which is marked by non-specific digestive symptoms. Although their are several proposed causes for this condition, current research indicates that dysfunction to the anatomy and motility

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Autumn according to TCM Chinese medicine

Autumn in Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Metal Element

What will be covered? Autumn According to Chinese Medicine As the season of autumn envelops us in its crisp air and vibrant foliage, Chinese Medicine offers invaluable insights into aligning our health and well-being with the rhythm of nature. In this article, we delve into the profound principles of Chinese medicine, focusing on the Metal

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Endometriosis pain

Endometriosis: Management and dietary tips

What will be included in this article? What is endometriosis and its causes? Endometriosis is a disorder which affects women from adolescence to reproductive age and is characterised by endometrial tissue growing outside of the uterus and commonly associated with extreme pelvic pain and infertility. Based on a study performed in 2021, it is estimated

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Morning sunrise with mist over mountains. Yangshen Chinese medicine for health.

Nourishing Your Body and Life force: The Art and Practice of Yang Sheng

What will be covered in this article? Introduction: From Chinese medicine, there exists a profound concept known as Yang Sheng, which encompasses a holistic philosophy to nurturing life and sustaining health. Rooted in ancient wisdom and Daoist principles, Yang Sheng offers a comprehensive approach to well-being that seeks to harmonise not only the physical body

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