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.
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 remedies for colds and flu.
In Chinese Medicine theory there is a fifth season – Late Summer. Melbourne seems to be experiencing an endless summer at the moment.
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.
Happy Year of the Rooster to you all! January 28th marked the start of the two week celebrations for Chinese New Year.
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.
In Chinese Medicine theory our Qi, or vital energy, travels through the body’s internal organ system in a cyclic ebb and flow.
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.
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 !