Treating sinusitis naturally with herbs and acupuncture

Learn about treating sinusitis with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Cosmetic acupuncture: a natural alternative to Botox?

Are you feeling and looking, haggered, worn out? New shops are opening all the time in Ivanhoe but never really survive, the ones that seem to do well are ... the beauty salons! So many of us prioritise beauty and how we appear above everything else. If you are looking for a natural alternative to Botox … Continue reading Cosmetic acupuncture: a natural alternative to Botox?

Butter is a superfood hero💫

I seriously can't believe how many people still think butter is bad for you!!! They say it is fattening or unhealthy. Butter is SO delicious and nutritious it should be in everyone's fridge for good health. My favourite butter and the best I believe available in Melbourne is made by the biodynamic cows of Paris … Continue reading Butter is a superfood hero💫

Gut health & immunity: kefir, curd & benefits

The weather is often hot then cold in Melbourne and many people are consequently suffering from cold, flu and poor immunity at the moment as I'm sure you're aware! Enter kefir or fermented milk as super probiotic to replenish your gut bacteria and restore immunity. The theory is that if you are getting sick all … Continue reading Gut health & immunity: kefir, curd & benefits

Wild Rose🌹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Admiring this stunning rose today made me think of the herb mei gui hua or dried rose buds (rosa rugosa) that are used in Chinese medicine often for women's health, periods and fertility. The rose is the universal symbol of love has been used for medicine purposes for centuries. It is fragrant, clearing, and mild … Continue reading Wild Rose🌹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Sleep, wellbeing & acupuncture

Sleep! It's so essential. As we get older it can change and become more difficult to stay asleep or fall asleep. Not being able to fall asleep can be due to blood deficiency, we say not enough blood in the body to nourish the heart and Shen to fall asleep at night. Acupuncture and Chinese … Continue reading Sleep, wellbeing & acupuncture

Are air-con & fans bad for you?

Finally the summer, I mean the real Melbourne summer has hit us! With this everyone has responded with blasting out cool air from every air-conditioning and fan unit possible and me telling them to turn it off! Funnily enough, like being served endless iced water in a fancy restaurant, have you ever wondered if these … Continue reading Are air-con & fans bad for you?

Natural support for miscarriage at home

Miscarriage can occur for different reasons; a blighted ovum, genetic deformities, hostile uterine environment and even a cold uterus that fails to provide the warmth and nourishment to the baby. As a woman you will have a choice to have a D&C (dilate & cutettage) where the products of conception are surgically removed or to … Continue reading Natural support for miscarriage at home

Wake up & smell the roses: to your purpose

It's Wednesday morning and many of you may be thinking, bugger, another day at work and it's only Wednesday! Remember before all our complaints and dislikes comes the gratitude for the simple and essential things in life we take for granted. You're alive! You have choices, you have purpose, you came here to do something … Continue reading Wake up & smell the roses: to your purpose

Hickeys? No it’s gua sha – benefits & action

Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧; pinyin: guā shā) translates to "scraping sha-bruises", is a key treatment in traditional Chinese medicine where a clay spoon or tool is used to scrape the skin which brings out toxic heat from the body. The sha or toxic heat that is brought out from gua sha. Yes, it certainly looks … Continue reading Hickeys? No it’s gua sha – benefits & action