Happy Year of the Dog

Monday, 19th February 2018

Happy Year of the DogHappy Year of the Dog to you! Chinese New Year was celebrated on the 16th of February, what can we expect from mans best friend this year? Perhaps our clinic mascot, Enzo can give us a few clues!

Chinese astrology is based on a 12 year cycle with a corresponding element (wind, fire, earth, water or metal) and an animal representing each year.  2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog. Compared to the past two years, The Year of the Rooster and the Year of the Monkey, we can expect a more grounded and stable force from the Earth Dog.

If you are having a baby in The Year of the Dog you can look forward to meeting an honest, loyal little person, prone to seriousness with strong sense of ethics.  Dogs tend to be even tempered, diplomatic and while slightly introverted they can not abide unfair treatment and will stand up fearlessly to any injustices. In tough times, it is the Dog you’ll want by your side.

The Year of the Dog is said to bring prosperity to those who, like the dog, are hard workers. It is also predicted to be a year of social awareness and action due to the Dog’s pack nature and sense of fair play. We’ve already seen the #metoo movement creating change in industry as well as sustainability movements growing in strength, this year Victoria finally moves to ban the bag!

How will you harmonize with the new year? It is wise to take things slowly this year and concentrate on communication.  Health wise, take care of stomach issues, digestive issues, and muscle and skin.  Red, green, and purple colours are lucky this year and the lucky flowers are roses and orchids.

At Quiescence this year we bid farewell to Andre as he goes off on a new adventure teaching and opening his own clinic.  Andre will be greatly missed and we wish him well.

We also welcome back Keren who some of you may remember from a few years back.  She is a wonderful practitioner who practises Dr Tan style acupuncture (an excellent treatment for musculo-skeletal conditions) and has been developing her herbal medicine skills working with Steven Clavey, a well renown Chinese Medicine practitioner.

Nicola is now available Monday, and Tuesday evening and Thursday mornings.  She offers a fabulous Shiatsu massage and Japanese style acupuncture.  Her thoughtful, heart felt treatments will leave you feeling both emotionally and physically lighter.

Annalise’s youngest has started school this year so she has now made herself available for treatments on Tuesday mornings as well as her standard Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and alternating Saturdays.

Rose, Phoebe and Michael availability remains the same this year. Don’t forget to make the most of these lovely practitioners being available on both Saturdays and Sundays!

Happy Year of the Dog! We look forward to seeing you in clinic and helping you meet your health goals x

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