Category Archives: Chinese Medicine

Fermenting for Colds and Flus

Following up from our post about fermenting for gut health, we though we would share a couple of home remedies that use the power of fermenting for colds and flus. Make these syrups and tonics now to keep those winter germs at bay!

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Fermenting for Gut Health

Fermenting for Gut health

I’ve been doing a whole lot of fermenting over the summer break.  It’s been loads of fun and I’ve ended up with something that’s excellent for gut health and super tasty.  What’s not to love?

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Happy Year of the Dog

Happy 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!

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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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