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Kitchen Experiments with Alice

Kitchen Experiments We are what we eat. This is why I have such a fascination with different dietary habits and eating plans. I love to experience the effects of different foods and eating styles on my mood, energy, and performance. Last year my partner and I went on...

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Farewell Vimala

As the leading Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) clinic in South Melbourne our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible treatments and interventions for their individual needs. We choose our staff very carefully in accordance with this vision to ensure...

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Yogi Teas

Bings’ Natural Health is proud to stock a selection of Yogi Teas’ delicious caffeine-free herbal tea bags which promote individual well-being. Yogi teas are a quality product based on the Indian philosophy of Ayurveda which dates back some 3,000 years. The teas use...

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Our Bigger Vision for Serving You

Starting and Finishing Well - Bing Qian   “Starting strong is good, finishing strong is EPIC.” ~ Robin Sharma. As I mentioned last month, February saw the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog: social, enthusiastic, and exuberant. The Dog loves starting...

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Staff Spotlight – Jason Callanan

Meet Jason Callanan.… We’re delighted to welcome Jason to Bing’s Natural Health and we asked him a few questions to help you get to know him. What sparked your interest in TCM? In the early 1990s I owned a landscaping business. Unfortunately, I injured my back and...

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Farewell Alvin and Veronica

Bing’s Natural Health Clinic News Farewell Alvin and Veronica After many years as our part-time receptionist, Alvin has left to pursue a full-time career in computer programming. We will miss his cheerful smile and friendly voice, and wish him all of the very best....

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Connected with Others in The Year of the Dog

 - Bing Qian   “It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.”  ~John Andrew Holmes, Jr. Just in case you missed the Chinese New Year celebrations in the middle of February, we are now in the...

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Nobel Prize Winner Professor Tu Youyou

A victory to Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) researcher Professor Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2015 for her role in creating a drug that helped slash malaria mortality rates in Africa and Asia, saving millions of lives. The...

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Chinese Year of the Yang Earth Dog

Chinese Year of the Brown Dog The Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival or Lunar New Year) is a celebration of the start of a new moon and is the most important festival in the Chinese traditional calendar. 2018 is the year of the Male Earth Dog which only comes around...

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Improving Digestion while Traveling

Staff Spotlight - Vimala Kumar Holidays With My ‘Doggy Nephew’! As the only practitioner with no pet at home I sometimes feel a bit left out so this month I thought I’d share my sister-in-law’s very cute dog with you. In October I went to the US to visit my family and...

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Your right to make informed choices

Choices, Mental Digestion and Your Well-Being - Bing Qian   Our society is facing challenging times and we’re really not handling it well. Of course, there’s always been a strong element of ‘this is how it is, so you can fit in or suffer’ when people’s views collide....

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Have You thought About Volunteering?

Staff Spotlight - Nadia Gazzi Have You thought About Volunteering? I started volunteering at Sacred Heart Mission St Kilda over 3 years ago, and I’m glad I did. Yes, I’m helping people access health services they couldn’t otherwise dream of, not to mention providing a...

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Transitions: New Year is Just One Opportunity

 - Bing Qian   January often feels like a ‘lost month’ between Christmas and the ‘real start of the year’ in February, so I thought I’d take this time to reflect on the importance of transitions, and ways in which we can use them to shape our lives intentionally. Like...

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Food is one of the Four Pillars of Health

 - Alice Louey Food is one of the Four Pillars of Health in Traditional Chinese Medicine I love discovering new recipes and have experimented with various eating plans/diets over the past few years. I’m keen to discover how difficult the transition is, how easy it is...

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Unique By Nature Body Scrubs by Leanne

Your skin is your largest organ. It helps you eliminate toxins and absorb nutrients so don’t you think you should consider how you can help it work more effectively? Unique by Nature Body Scrubs is the result of my search to find foods and products to help my teenage...

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Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

The Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond website is an up to date and extensive source of information on pregnancy, birth and parenting. You’ll be able to find lots of information on midwifery care, pre-conception care, pregnancy, birth, water birth, homebirth, vaginal birth...

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Facial Acupuncture

Many people think of acupuncture in terms of  improving health - and they are quite right. Everything that we do to help our body’s energy to flow freely contributes to our health, as well as to our beauty. When we use natural cosmetic acupuncture (also known as...

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Take Time to Listen to Your Body

 - Bing Qian   It has been a busy couple of months for me! Like many of you, I’m busy balancing many areas of life: - relationships with family and friends, running a business, taking care of ageing parents, house hold duties and more. What tends to get squeezed out...

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When Practitioners Get Sick

Staff Spotlight - Vimala Kumar You probably know that there were (and still are) a lot of nasty bugs circulating around this winter and I caught one of them and suffered for 2 weeks. As a practitioner, I hate taking time off when I’m sick because it is very...

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Energy Cleansing for Focus and Wellbeing

 - Bing Qian   People are not machines! I know this sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people expect themselves to function like a machine and absorb stressful circumstances, conflict, and even minor irritations without any consequences. Of course, humans...

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Healthy Skin Starts on the Inside!

Skin Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Food Therapy - Alice Louey Healthy Skin Starts on the Inside! Do you suffer from dry, itchy, patchy, or flushed skin? You can actually alleviate the symptoms with food. Winter Skin Stressors During winter many people...

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The Importance of Being Open (to New Perspectives)

 - Bing Qian   Let me start with a story: Recently I paid a home visit to an elderly client who couldn’t get up the stairs to our clinic because she was having severe spasms in her back. For five months she had been having conventional treatments and expensive tests...

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After 4 Years… finally a Vacation!

 - Nadia Gazzi After 4 Years… finally a Vacation! “Why did I wait so long for this vacation?” was the question I asked myself as I prepared to come home from Queensland after my 1 week vacation feeling rested, refreshed, and energised. Part of the answer to that was...

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Winter Foods That Nourish and Energise

Traditional Chinese Medicine guides us to stay healthy all year long. You can stay healthier and prevent disease by eating in harmony with the different seasons. Foods become part of the body after being consumed – so you really are what you eat! Winter is the time to...

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The Gift of Seasons and the Winter Blues

 - Bing Qian   We all have our favourite seasons… in the year and in life… but the truth is that each season brings its own special gift for us to honour and blend into. Many people love the crispy chill of winter, but some struggle with feelings of stillness and...

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Teishin and Children: A safe and effective therapy

 - Vimala Kumar Have you kept your child away from Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) because they are afraid of needles? At Bing's Natural Health we also practice a Japanese influenced style of acupuncture which does not involve the use of needles. Instead we use a...

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Herbal Teas – Autumn Reflections

 - Bing Qian   At Easter I took a week off to visit Wayne’s father on the farm in South Australia. I love being in the pretty Adelaide Hills and working with the cattle and other animals. Unfortunately, I always suffer from hay fever (literally!) because part of the...

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Staff Spotlight – Meet Veronica

Receptionist and Naturopath-In-Training Hi, my name is Veronica and I’ve recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne to continue my studies in naturopathy in a new city. One of the amazing things about modern life is how easy it is to transfer from one campus to another...

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Why Use Chinese Herbal Medicine?

 - Alice Louey Chinese herbs are very different to vitamin supplementation! From ancient times, in both the East and the West, herbs were recognised as powerful sources of healing and wise medical practitioners sought to understand their dangers, benefits, and uses....

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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...

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