Traditional Chinese Medicine

Pip Atherstone-Reid in ‘More Real’ – the podcast

Co-owner Pip Atherstone-Reid was invited to speak with Dan from 'More Real', a Podcast about real people for real people! This is a special opportunity to listen to an intimate conversation with Pip - Enjoy! About this Episode: Pip is a beautiful woman, in so many ways, who brings all of herself to this conversation [...]

Winter – Time to rug up, eat walnuts & have acupuncture By Leela Klein

Winter – Time to rug up, eat walnuts & have acupuncture   Chinese Medicine encourages us to live in harmony with the seasons, and according to Chinese medicine theory, there are five seasons – winter, spring, summer, late summer, and autumn. Winter is the season of hibernation, when energy moves inward. A time of retreat [...]

Meet Sarina Keam – Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine

Tell us a little about your work these last few years? Over the last few years I have been working alongside private midwives in their family clinic. I helped to look after many pregnant women and postpartum using Chinese Medicine. It was such a joy to work closely with some amazing midwives and their extensive [...]

The Adventures of a Chinese Medicine Doctor in Continuous Training With Leela Klein

The idea of taking six weeks off to travel around Europe seemed very exciting, yet at the same time also quite terrifying. Could I really leave the clinic and my patients for so long? Could I allow myself to have a break, to look after myself? It’s a bit self-indulgent, isn’t it? And who would [...]

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 [...]