April 8, 2019

Physical therapies in Traditional Chinese Medicine: GuaSha & Cupping

What is GuaSha? GuaSha is a traditional therapy in which a massage tool with a blunt rounded edge is used to create friction over the body’s […]
December 17, 2018
image of restful sleep

What’s the problem with not getting enough sleep?

Eastern medical theory Sleep is one of the most yin-nourishing activities of the body. Yin is the cooling, nourishing, still aspects of the body and it’s […]
September 27, 2018

New Mother’s Postpartum Retreat PART 4: What others can do

What others can do “Another key element for support is that it is welcome: the mother needs are respected and she is given her space. Mothers […]
September 19, 2018

New Mother’s Postpartum Retreat PART 3: Embrace the Retreat

Baby has come into this world! Congratulations!! You’ve done an amazing, incredible thing. The following are some tips for you to incorporate into you Postpartum Retreat […]
September 19, 2018
The care of mothers and newborns postpartum

New Mother’s Postpartum Retreat PART 2: Creating a Nest

The nesting place for a New-Mother’s Retreat need not be elaborate – essentially what is needed is a quiet, unhurried pleasant space. This can be created […]
September 17, 2018
The care of mothers and newborns postpartum

New Mother’s Postpartum Retreat PART 1: Why implement a new-mum’s retreat?

Pregnancy, childbirth and mum to a newborn – each event requires incredible physical strength and stamina. In sequence they really are a feat of nature and […]
February 25, 2013
Acupuncture technique

How does acupuncture work?

With the July 2012 addition of acupuncturists to the federal register of health practitioners (AHPRA), it’s worth having a look at one of the most common […]
December 14, 2010

Acupuncture, economics and lower back pain

There is now a large body of scientific evidence that acupuncture is clinically useful for treating conditions such as chronic lower back pain, but is it […]