Flowers Chinese Herb Menopause

A Systematic Review Assessing The Safety and Efficacy of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) Reducing Menopause Symptoms

All you need to know about research, Chinese herbs and menopause.

Benefits of the Feijoa Fruit

Settling into life on the North Shore of Auckland, I see the landscape is littered with gorgeous feijoa trees. I remember my Italian granny, “Nonna” insisting on eating these weird … Continue reading Benefits of the Feijoa Fruit

How to Treat Endometriosis with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Lifestyle

Everything you have wanted to know about Endometriosis, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Lifestyle Advice, Blood Stagnation, Auckland, New Zealand

Congee Recipe: Sick Food

Congee or jok is a type of rice porridge that is prescribed in Chinese medicine to help one recover from sickness. So when Chinese people feel sick, they will whip … Continue reading Congee Recipe: Sick Food

Wild Rose🌹: helps 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, … Continue reading Wild Rose🌹: helps Pain, Beauty & PMS

Benefits & Actions of Gua Sha (Spooning)

Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧; pinyin: guā shā) translates to “scraping sha-bruises”. It is a key treatment in traditional Chinese medicine where a clay spoon or tool is used to scrape … Continue reading Benefits & Actions of Gua Sha (Spooning)

Natural teeth care: during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause

The old adage goes you lose one tooth for every baby… what! 😭. Unfortunately when a woman goes through any major hormonal change, this affects her gums and teeth. Changes in … Continue reading Natural teeth care: during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause

Let Them Eat Cake: Enjoy Sugar In Moderation

Sugar! Ah so addictive! Tastes so good but creates havoc so bad. My mum had my sister and I on a sugar-free diet as kids so we were very robust and … Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake: Enjoy Sugar In Moderation

Best Fertility Food: Uovo Batutto

Recently I mentioned the benefits of eggs for fertility, especially while you are getting your acupuncture to optimise the benefits of your treatments. My nonna (Italian grandmother) swears by this … Continue reading Best Fertility Food: Uovo Batutto

What is Moxa and How Does it Work?

What Is Moxa? Moxibustion (moxa) is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy involving the downy substance of a dried herb known as mugwort;  Artemisia vulgaris. In Japanese it is called mo kusa, … Continue reading What is Moxa and How Does it Work?