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Winter Foods That Nourish and Energise

Dietary Therapy guides us to stay healthy all year long. You can stay healthier 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 tonify your kidney energy...

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The Gift of Seasons and the Winter Blues

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 sadness and...

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Teishin and Children

  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 teishin to...

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Herbal Teas – Autumn Reflections

At Easter I took a week off to visit the family 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 experience is feeding bales...

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Why Use Chinese Herbal Medicine?

  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

  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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Planning, Implementing, and Preparing for Change

The Year of the Red Fire Rooster - Planning, Implementing, and Preparing for Change The Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Rooster is here! Over the Christmas break I took time to evaluate where my life and work currently are, to consider where I want them to be,...

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Year of the Red Fire Rooster

"I am alert Ready to take action The first on the scene The last to leave I take chances But I am precise I know where things belong I am orderly and fastidious Nothing escapes me I am always prepared I never give up or in I AM THE ROOSTER" The Chinese New Year of the...

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Christmas Clinic Times 2016

Christmas Clinic Times 2016  The Bing’s Natural Health clinic will be closed over the Christmas period from December 24th 2016 through to January 6th 2017 inclusive. However, the Clinic will be open briefly on December 29th and 30th between 10am to 2pm. If you...

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Embracing Change

  Change is an integral part of life and growth. Some changes are positive, others are immensely challenging. Some changes are dramatic, others are subtle. We can’t stop change from happening, but we can choose how we handle it. Sometimes life throws things at us...

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Replenishing Your Energy

  How is your energy? Are you taking adequate care of yourself? We are mostly so busy taking care of others’ needs that we forget our own needs and don’t look after our physical, mental, and emotional needs as well as we ought. This behaviour neglects our needs...

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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine During Pregnancy

Now that you are pregnant . . .  The beginning of your pregnancy is when a healthy foundation for pregnancy is laid by diverting resources to nourish and support the rapid growth of the foetus. During the first trimester, treatments are given to support your...

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Menopause

  Menopause is a natural process in a woman’s life when her body evolves from reproductive to non-reproductive. For some women, this hormonal transition involves symptoms that cause significant discomfort in their daily lives (eg. hot flushes, palpitations,...

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Shingles

Shingles is a painful condition that can be extremely debilitating, and manifests in many different ways depending on the person. It can lie dormant in the body for years and flare up when you are run down or under significant stress (always an inconvenient time to be...

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Spine

, Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with: Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners  Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic...

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Hiccups

Don’t laugh! Hiccups are no joke. A hiccup occurs when the diaphragm involuntarily spasms. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine a hiccup can be caused by various disharmonies within the body, which cause different hiccup types, such as slow and...

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Fun, Laughter and Choosing to Generate Positive Energy

It’s hard to underestimate the importance of genuine laughter and fun in bringing healing, inspiration, and positive energy to ourselves and those around us. Here at Bing’s Natural Health we’re passionate about healing and we recognise that all our treatments are...

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Scientific Research into Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine is a very old system of healthcare developed over thousands of years. It has its own unique understanding of anatomy and physiology, based around the flow of Qi energy in the body. When you attend our clinic we might talk about the balance of your yin...

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Facial Rejuvenation

We have reorganised our website. For lots of new information on Facial Rejuvenation please click on this new Cosmetic Acupuncture link      

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The River by Paul Mutimer

The River - Exploring cancer through imagination, dreams and metaphor This is the story of Paul’s 4-year journey through a cancer diagnosis. Paul is a psychologist and he reflects on the role of the mind-body connection in life and healing, and the importance of...

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Nurturing Your Soul

Depression,  anxiety,  stress… these themes seem to emerge everywhere I look and they’re certainly in the news, so I thought I’d talk about it here too. So often we look for a quick fix, something that makes us feel better right away, but the reality is that...

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The Yellow Emperor

A brief summary of the Yellow Emperor and his contributions to Traditional Chinese Medicine Emperor Huang Di (the Yellow Emperor) is said to have ruled ancient China from 2697 – 2597 BC. He made many lasting contributions to Chinese culture.  His most important...

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Labour induction with acupuncture

Please note that under the Australian national laws for Chinese Medicine, claims of efficacy of treatment are required to be made with reference to evidence of a high standard. Traditionally acupuncture has been used to assist a wide variety of conditions,...

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Breast Milk Production

Giving birth to your baby is a joyous and exciting milestone… but it’s not the end of the journey. It is very important to take care of yourself and get the help you need Rest, nutrition, rebuilding energy stores and removing energy blockages are the key to helping...

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Warming Your Body by Stimulating Pressure Points

Continuing the series we started a couple of months ago, with pressure points to stay warm naturally and warm up in winter by stimulating pressure points, here are two more pressure points that you can massage for warming your body up in winter and releasing...

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Alice’s Fun Challenge!

We all need some fun in our life and I decided to try something out of my comfort zone. I signed up for a 12-week dance class which had a public performance at the end with the Born to Boogie Dance Connection. I’m a rather shy person, so this was definitely a...

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Post Birth Recovery

 Post birth care of both mother and baby is very important. It is essential to focus on nourishing and resting. The process of childbirth is very draining for the mother because she is expending lots of Qi energy along with the loss of blood.  In Chinese...

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