Winter and Oriental Medicine

Winter and Oriental Medicine

The ancient Orientals believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment.   The cold and darkness of winter urges us to SLOW DOWN. This is the time of year to REFLECT on our health… REPLENISH our energy, and… CONSERVE our strength.   Winter is Yin in nature; it is inactive, cold, and damp.  Remain introspective, restful, and consolidate your Qi (energy) through the season and prepare for the outburst of new life and energy in the spring.   Element:  Water Nature:...

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Oriental Medicine Autumn special

Oriental Medicine Autumn special

Oriental Medicine & Oriental Body Therapies   For ALL EXISTING clients and NEW clients: Pre-pay for 5 weekly Oriental Medicine or Oriental Body Therapies treatments and receive a 10% SAVING on the full price     What are the key benefits of regular treatments? Reduce stress and pain Faster recovery from illness, injury or operation Balances the emotions Strengthens immune system Improves sleep Call Kim on 0416 219 973 or email kim@innerwestholistichealth.com.au to book your appointment...

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Tips to staying healthy in Autumn

Tips to staying healthy in Autumn

In traditional terms, many of us know autumn as the harvest season.  It’s a time to harvest and gather what we have cultivated during spring and summer in preparation for winter.  Well in our bodies, there is a similar process occurring. By the end of summer, most of us are looking forward to being able to slow down, rest and replenish from the hive of activity that is summer.  So it is also a time to harvest and gather the energy within our bodies in preparation for the cooler temperatures and windy months ahead.  It is this energy that...

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Want to make the most of your Summer?

Want to make the most of your Summer?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are 5 seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, Late Summer and Autumn, each corresponding to the 5 elements – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Summer represents the outward expression of energy and it is expansive in nature, movement and activity.  It is the most Yang of the seasons and is ruled by the Fire element.  Life and energies are at their peak.  Summer in TCM is the season associated with the heart and the small intestine meridians.  The colour is red, the emotion joy, and it is a...

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Spring Clean for the Body!

Spring Clean for the Body!

SPRING CLEAN for the Body!   “Can acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help me to lose weight?”   This is a question I am often asked by patients, and the answer is “YES”.  Their next question is invariably, “How does it work?”   The explanation will vary from patient to patient, as it depends on what it is that’s preventing the weight loss, or causing the weight gain.  But most importantly, in order to lose weight, one needs a proper foundation of exercise, good quality sleep and a correct approach to...

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