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Enjoying Family

My sister has been visiting me for the past month (she’s staying until January) and it is so lovely to have her here! As I’ve mentioned before, she is an amazingly positive and grateful person and after all she’s been through spending time with her is extremely...

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Pregnancy Exercises

When you’re expecting, it’s important to keep moving. Pregnancy exercises during pregnancy may reduce back pain, increase energy, help your muscles stay toned, and promote a faster return to your pre-pregnancy shape. The following pregnancy exercises don’t take a...

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Conception and Pregnancy

We all know that the health of both parents is an important factor in conception and pregnancy. So let’s talk about how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you at every stage… Conception:  Lifestyle, stress, diet and exercise can all affect a couple’s...

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Celebrating each Baby!

Really, the baby pictures say it all! Healthy and happy babies. Since this month's focus is on using Traditional Chinese Medicine to naturally promote and maintain the health of mother and baby, we thought we'd showcase some of our delightful results. Traditional...

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Spring is Here: Growth, Pain & Healing

You’ve probably noticed that Spring has well and truly arrived! As you look around there are signs of growth everywhere - blossoms, flowers, fragrance … Your body is going through a similar cycle of growth as well. After winter’s cycle of replenishing and nourishing,...

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Meridian Therapy

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy continuously circulates or travels through the human body via twelve primary energy pathways or meridians. "Dis-ease" or problems develop when imbalances occur in these energy flows, with areas of too much(excess) or too...

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A Simple Exercise to Calm Babies and Help Them Sleep

Your baby’s energy meridians are not yet developed, so Traditional Chinese Medicine for babies focuses on stimulating key areas, rather than specific acu points, that will unblock the energy. When energy is blocked it causes tension, and we all know how difficult it...

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Beauty is eternal

"What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, and a possession for all eternity." - Oscar Wilde Beauty… there are so many beautiful things in the world! And it’s extraordinary how fragile and fleeting many of them seem at first glance. Flowers, sunrise and sunset,...

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Unforgettable Adventures in China

Last month I mentioned that I had been to my 30 year class reunion. What I didn’t mention, was that the night we arrived I fell off a ladder while re-arranging my mother’s kitchen cabinets early that morning and nearly didn’t attend the reunion at all! You know how it...

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Diet, Nutrition and Health

Diet, Nutrition and Health What we eat has a profound impact on every aspect of our health, and eating nutritious and well-prepared food is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner I look at the various aspects of...

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Love is Understanding

“Love is life.  All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone.” - Leo Tolstoy One of Tolstoy’s most compelling characters reminds us of our great...

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Moxa Power

Acupuncture is like a plumber unblocking your drains.  Whereas, Moxibustion (Moxa) strengthens your system, lifts your energy, and warms the body by increasing your life force. An Old Story About the Power of Moxa: Once a man was pulled from the water in...

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Moxa Stick instead of Acupuncture

The marvellous thing about Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it includes many different modalities, such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha and massage. This gives the flexibility to provide a customised solution that best suits each individual, and...

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Cancellation Policy

Please be aware that Bing’s Natural Health does have an Appointment Cancellation Policy - we really need you to give us 24 hours notice to cancel or change your appointment. Otherwise we may need to charge you something for the missed appointment. We’d like to remind...

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Feel 30 Years Younger in an Instant!

30 Years rolled back in a moment as my university graduating class met for our 30 year reunion. It was an exhilarating experience - not the frightening one that I was expecting. I hadn’t kept in contact with most of my classmates over the years - in fact we have...

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Carpe Diem: Living Life Positively

I’m inspired by my sister to focus on the importance of living life positively and making the most of each day we are given. Her cancer had re-surfaced aggressively so I took a long plane flight to visit her, wanting to know more about what was going on, and to offer...

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Earache and Eczema in Children

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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Children and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Children can be more responsive to traditional Chinese medicine. This is probably because their energy hasn’t been blocked by the stresses of life and years of bad habits.  There are some important differences between treating children and adults with...

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Remembering: Past, Present, Future

Shanghai! The city of my childhood is a place of memories for me. As a girl I spent many hours walking alongside this river thinking, dreaming, talking with friends. I took this photo on my trip to China last month because of the memories it evoked. Remembering is an...

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Autumn Breathing

Instead of our normal healthy food recipe, this month we provide the recipe for a basic, but extremely powerful, autumn breathing exercise to help you avoid lung problems during the winter. Autumn can be a very drying time for lungs, which makes them more susceptible...

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Chinese Cupping

 To read more about how Chinese Cupping Therapy can help you, simply click on this Cupping Therapy link. Click this link to see a great photo of Cupping's Olympic Moment

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What Are Those Marks?

Chinese Cupping Therapy Some people do get marks (even bruises), others don’t.  What is Cupping? If you haven’t yet experienced cupping, glass cups are heated and applied to your skin where they create a vacuum that softens tight muscles. Regular cupping or...

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Mindfulness: A Rewarding Challenge

It’s Easter, and we usually visit family on the farm at Easter. I love the space, the simplicity, the physical work, and the animals, as well as spending time with family, but this year I’m going to China. Why is that? My sister’s cancer, which was in remission, is...

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Hua Tuo

Hua Tuo (c140—208) Over the centuries there have been some especially famous and influential figures in Chinese Medicine. One of the earliest and well-known figures is Hua Tuo. He was a renowned physician and one of the world’s first recorded surgeons. Born almost...

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Physical and Mental Health

'What we eat and what our body absorbs may actually be a two-way street that affects our physical health and also our mental health.  Perhaps you can’t expect to eat poorly, and not experience anxiety and depression, as well as stress.' I love exploring the...

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Period Pain, Digestive Discomfort, Mood Swings

Many women suffer some degree of period pain each month, and some women suffer acutely. This affects their work and relationships, as well as their quality of life. Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with: Management of pain, stress and fatigue related...

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Migraines….a pain not worth putting up with!

If you have ever had a migraine, you can understand how debilitating the pain can be. For some people, a migraine may last for few hours, but for other people a migraine can last for days. Accompanying symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, plus sensitivity to light...

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy involves applying glass jars, or ‘cups’, to the skin. Before the cups are applied a small flame is placed inside them, which removes the oxygen, creating a vacuum. The flame is removed, and the cup is then placed on the skin; the vacuum pulls the skin...

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Can’t sleep? Try improving your “Sleep Hygiene”

Insomnia?  Try improving your  “sleep hygiene” “Sleep hygiene” refers to habits or routines that can help you to have a good night’s sleep. Insomnia and other sleeping problems are often caused by bad habits that have developed over many years. Below are 10...

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