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pleasures

Holidays and Other Simple Pleasures

– Bing Qian   I was really looking forward to spending a week in Bali at a two-bedroom villa overlooking the beach with a friend during March. As you may have noticed our summer wasn’t really all that hot so I was anticipating consistent warmth, total relaxation, and being with my friend. She had gone […]

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Rose-Breeding

Lessons From Rose-Breeding

It’s just after Valentine’s Day as I write this and the main photo is a Chinese Valentine bouquet. As you can see, the Chinese are an immensely practical people, and the bouquet also conveys an important truth – what we eat affects our health. An interesting Chinese cultural insight is that guests usually bring gifts […]

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spleen

5 Ways to Keep Your Spleen Happy

Your spleen may be small, but it plays a critical part in your overall energy and sense of well-being, so it makes good sense to understand and nurture it! Signs of a Weak Spleen: One of the Spleen’s functions is to hold things in place. This includes muscles, organs and even blood. When your spleen […]

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling

The increasing use of the term “dry needling” in Australia has created a lot of confusion. So what is dry needling and how does it compare to acupuncture? The difference is that a practitioner is either fully qualified to insert needles or they are not. Since 2012, only practitioners with extensive acupuncture training can use […]

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