Traditional Chinese Medicine

Looking after yourself through colds and flus!

Written by Pip Atherstone-Reid, Acupuncturist and co-owner of Kundalini House Often we find that during winter or when the seasons change we become more susceptible to colds and flus.  We are offered the flu vaccine, cold and flu tablets and decongestants but are they really the answer for most of us?  Do they nourish us [...]

Post Natal Recovery

As I sit poised over the computer trying to think of a way to inspire new mums to really slow down and genuinely allow for recovery after having their new babies, I reflect on my own postnatal time. My new little boy, Junah, is now nearly one and even with my training and experience looking after postnatal [...]

Beating Anxiety, the Natural Way

Who hasn’t experienced anxiety at one time or another in their lives? And I’m not talking about that normal tension you get before an exam, or meeting the in-laws, or going for an interview. I’m talking about the kind of ANXIETY that starts affecting you and your daily life. Anxiety comes in varying degrees from [...]

Hayfever…hit it with an antihistamine or go for a lasting success?

Allergic Rhinitis affects up to 20-40% of the population at some stage of their life and is triggered by inhaled allergens (dust mite, pollens etc); this leads to a hypersensitivity of the immune response.  It is characterized by inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane in the nose causing irritating and often debilitating symptoms, which [...]

A Chinese Medicine Approach To Stress & Emotional Health

Stress is an inevitable part of today’s modern lifestyle. Whether it is a result of work pressures, relationship problems, financial worries or other aspects of your life, one thing is clear – if it builds up excessively it affects both your emotional and physical well-being. How Stress Affects The Body Stress has long been the [...]

By |2018-05-17T12:56:12+11:00August 9th, 2012|Healthy Diet, Traditional Chinese Medicine|1 Comment

Supporting yourSelf through detoxification

Like the rest of us, you probably feel a little bit sluggish and bloated after over-indulging through the Christmas/New Year period.  You might have stacked on a few kilos or you could be surviving on caffeine to get you through the day.  It might be time for a bit of a Detox to recharge the [...]

Food for the Brain – Omega 3 DHA

The Western diet has changed a lot in the last 20 to 50 years, not only with the choices we make about what to eat, but how the food is grown and manufactured. Increasingly our soils are being depleted of essential minerals and our food is heavily processed which robs it even more. The animals [...]

12 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating

By Pip Atherstone Reid Use Quality Ingredients: Eating fresh Vegetables and Meats regularly are important.  Locally grown, seasonal organic foods are the best.  Find fresh foods at your local farmers   market or order in a box of vegetables from your local market. Eat regularly: Irregular, erratic mealtimes and skipping meals disrupts digestion. Eat lightly: Overeating [...]

The Meridians

Written by Acupuncture Therapist Renee Knott Anyone who has received acupuncture will know that fine needles are carefully inserted into specific places called acupuncture points along a meridian or “energy channel”.  But what exactly is a meridian or “energy channel”? A meridian is a pathway or channel through which the “qi” or vital energy flows [...]

By |2018-03-28T13:50:10+11:00October 26th, 2011|Traditional Chinese Medicine|0 Comments