Traditional Chinese Medicine

Autumn A Time For Letting Go

Oyster Shells & Dragon Bone – Chinese Medicine  Dr Leela Klein (TCM), 0421 283 442,  www.shellsandbones.com.au   Autumn is the season where the hot summer days gradually become shorter, where the cold creeps in and where the energising energy of summer is replaced by the deeper, more introspective, contracting energies of autumn. Autumn also governs [...]

Yoni Steaming – really?

Yoni Steaming - really? by Dr. Leela Klein                 Yes, you did hear correctly – this is really about steaming your vagina, your yoni! Yoni steaming involves exposing the vagina to steam to cleanse it and enhance its health. The practice has recently made the news due to [...]

Vegetarian Diet: Staying Healthy and Well – Chapter 4: What about my Body Type?

What about my body type? CHINESE MEDICINE BODY-TYPES SIMPLIFIED By Pip Atherstone-Reid   The terms Yin and Yang are central to Chinese Medicine theory. They describe the duality of life and are therefore moveable and opposing in nature. We can say that: Hot is Yang, Cold is Yin but Cold water is more Yang in [...]

Vegetarian Diet: Staying Healthy and Well – Chapter 3: Traditional Medicine

Vegetarian Diet: Staying Healthy and Well   Chapter 3: Traditional Medicine By Pip Atherstone-Reid Traditional Medicines such as Classical Chinese Medicine or Ayurvedic Medicine believe that there is no one true diet choice for every person.  Someone’s ideal diet depends on their individual constitution, lifestyle and age; what is right for one person may not [...]

Adopting a vegetarian lifestyle

Adopting a vegetarian lifestyle by Pip Atherstone-Reid   One of my teachers, Prof. Wang, used to tell me that being Vegetarian was not only about avoiding meat but was also about your lifestyle. Adopting a Vegetarian lifestyle meant that you practiced Ahimsa; non-violence.  Not just non-violence to the animals by not eating them, but also [...]

Go for whatever makes you happy!

  Go for whatever makes you happy! by Dr. Leela Klein (TCM)   If someone asked us to describe a healthy lifestyle, we would probably talk about a wholesome diet, plenty of exercise, refraining from alcohol and smoking and getting sufficient sleep. According to Chinese medicine teachings, however, cultivating our mind and emotions is even [...]