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Warm Up in Winter by Stimulating Pressure Points

Continuing the series we started in a previous post to stay warm naturally, here are two more pressure points that you can massage to warm up and release blocked energy.  You can massage all of these pressure points yourself, or get someone else to do it for...

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Morning Sickness

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be quite stressful and challenging. Morning sickness can last all day… and all night! It is hard to keep food down and sleeping is difficult when one feels so sick. And it’s not just about feeling miserable – it’s the...

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Congratulations! You’re Pregnant

Being Pregnant with TCM  During pregnancy your body is going through many changes. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can support you and help you to manage being pregnant more comfortably… What Is Going On?  Pregnancy releases a cascade of hormones that...

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Are You Passive or Proactive With Your Health?

We are often careless with our health and find plenty of reasons to ignore warning signs and press on with our pressing schedules regardless. In the long term this kind of attitude leads to loss of stamina and enjoyment of life, as well as encouraging "dis-ease". I’ve...

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Planning a Pregnancy

It is important for both partners to be in the best possible health when planning a pregnancy, rather than just the women coming in for consultations. Please refer to our fertility page for more guidance, support and information.

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Looking after your Qi Energy

Qi energy is the central underlying doctrine in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The ancient Chinese believed that qi was universal and flowed through, connected and linked everything in the cosmos. On an individual level, qi (pronounced “chee”) is essentially the vital...

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Plan Ahead for a Healthy Pregnancy

Please refer to our fertility page for more guidance, advice and information. We also recommend that you make an appointment to talk with one of our practitioners to discuss how we can help you.  

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Pressure Points to Stay Warm Naturally

With winter coming upon us quickly we know that some of our readers may be feeling a bit chilly so we’d like to share some pressure points you can stimulate to help your body stay warm naturally. You can try these as often as you like because they will boost your...

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Take Time For Yourself

We’re all human, and we all need to take time to look after ourselves if we want to support those around us. Just like they say during airplane safety briefings: if oxygen masks drop from the ceiling fit your own mask before attending to those around you. Sometimes we...

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Abdominal Palpation

Because the abdomen is the seat of most major organs, abdominal palpation may reveal the areas which are sapping energy and causing pain, discomfort, and loss of function. Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with: Management of pain, stress and...

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Using the Abdomen for Diagnosis

The abdomen provides a lot of information upon gentle palpation.  I use this when there are issues to identify specific areas that need treatment.  Treatment may involve a number of different modalities:  moxa,  cupping,  acupuncture,...

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Sam’s Farewell – Bittersweet Celebration!

Sam has been at Bing's Natural Health(BnH) since the clinic moved to Middle Park over 10 years ago. Some of you may remember that Samar actually started out as a fully qualified remedial massage therapist before moving into a receptionist and administrative role...

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Celebrating Women and Mothers

As both a woman and a mother, I have to admire the contribution females make to society and to express my admiration for the women of the 21st century. Naturally, I’m not diminishing the important role men play in families, communities, business, and society, but I...

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Ginger

Ginger has been used for medicinal purposes for millennia. It is sourced from the root, or more correctly, the underground stem of the plant, and can be eaten fresh or dried. Australia now grows its own fresh supply throughout the year, so it is readily available....

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Getting Better Treatment Results

What makes the difference? Why might some people get far better treatment results than others?  The difference might lie in the way that they view their treatments… For example, one person might try to arrive at least a few minutes early for their appointment, so...

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How to Get the Most Out Of Your Treatment

The most important way to ensure that your treatment is effective is simply to turn up for your appointment on time … beyond that, here are some ways you can participate in getting the most out of every session. Eating:  It’s not terrible if you show up before...

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Serving You Better at our Clinic

April 07, 2016 Four years ago, we moved into our current clinic in South Melbourne. They’ve been four happy, busy years for all of us and we’re grateful for all we’ve been able to do, and for your help in doing it. Now we’re ready to make some more improvements that...

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Bowel Movements – slow and fast

We all feel better when our bowel movements are emptying normally. How can  Diet Therapy  help? Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with: Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with...

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Poo, Poop, Stools and Bowel Movements

  Waste-full … or Not? We all do it, but it’s one of those topics no one ever talks about… and when we do, we skip over it as quickly as possible. In this article, though, we’re going to take a quick look at poo - In fact, I suggest you do this quite literally,...

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Eye Exercises to Strengthen Your Eyes

These eye exercises used to be an essential part of every day at school and with the amount of time we all spend staring at screens our eyes need special care. Ideally you’d spend 10 minutes doing these eye exercises at least once each day, but 5 minutes is better...

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7-Day Gentle Liver Cleanse

Now that the festive season is over (including Chinese New Year) and everyone is back to their usual work or school routines after the holidays, it’s a good time to actively cleanse and detox our bodies.  Yes, your body does detox all the time via the normal...

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Joy in the small things

After a busy year focusing on others with work, travel, family health problems, my partner spending time in South Australia with his Dad, a visit from my sister with her family from China and lots of other smaller things… What a busy year!  I found myself...

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Detoxing DOES Make a Difference!

I’ve noticed that women are more open to the idea of detoxing than men. I think this is because women are more aware of their general health and they notice when they are feeling toxic after a period of over indulging. For example, after too much rich food, alcohol...

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Making Healthy Habits Part of Life

Take the stress out of your day by turning choices into healthy habits. Think about all the habits you already have: you brush your teeth twice a day, take the same route to work, have a selection of meals you regularly make. Habits are actions you do every day...

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New Year, New Start

  It was wonderful to have my sister with me for 3 months, and her husband and mother-in-law for a few weeks. Their trip was delayed waiting for Australian visas, but fortunately everything worked out in the end and they were able to make their planned trips to...

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Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey

In the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the year of the Monkey and the Fire element. The year of the monkey comes around every 12 years. The last year of the monkey was in 2004 and the next year of the monkey will be in 2028. What will the year of the Monkey be like? This is...

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Shoulder and Neck Pain

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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Neck and Shoulder Stretching

Stretching Your Neck & Shoulders and Activating the Arm Meridians Many people think that tai chi is just "that hand waving stuff that old people do in the park." Yes, that is part of Tai Chi, but it is also a surprisingly rigorous stretching exercise, designed to...

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Relieving Neck and Shoulder Pain

“How serious are you about improving your own health?” That may sound like a strange question, but it’s one I often ask clients … and it’s even one I ask myself sometimes! We all know how good massage feels when we’re tense and stressed, particularly when we have neck...

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Difficulty Conceiving

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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