Purdy’s Plastic Free July

The idea behind Plastic Free July is to limit the amount of single use plastic you consume. ABC’s wonderful War on Waste program has put a spotlight on what we throw out and the plastic free movement really seems to be gathering momentum.  Today we’re handing the blog over to Purdy, our receptionist/social media whiz, […]

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Chinese Herb History -Shan Yao

Chinese Herb History –  “Shan Yao”  山药, literally translated as Mountain Medicine and commonly known as Chinese Yam or Dioscorea, is a tuber widely used in both Asian cooking and herbal medicine for its health benefiting properties.

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Natural Treatments for Colds and Flu

Winter is almost upon us and prevalence of colds and flus’ is on the rise.  It seems general expectation is to just “solider on”, however pushing symptoms to the side can often prolong the illness. Lets take a look at some natural treatments for colds and flu.

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Phoebe’s Trip to China

Today we are handing the blog over to Phoebe Noble.  Some of you may already know her smiling face from around the clinic – at the reception, preparing your herbs and working on Sundays doing massage.

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Emotions of Summer

This is the fourth season in our blog series on Emotion – the Emotions of Summer. You can read the past seasons here: Autumn, Winter and Spring.  Chinese Medicine associates Summer with the colour red, the element Fire, the Heart and Small Intestine organs and the emotion of Joy.

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Emotions of Spring

Spring has arrived and boy has it been dramatic this year! Chinese Medicine associates Spring with the Wood element, Liver and Gallbladder Qi, the colour green and the emotions of anger and kindness.

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Biscuits for Breast Milk

The first week of August marks World Breastfeeding Week and we thought what better way to celebrate than with a tasty Biscuits for Breast Milk !

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