Heart

Why is 'blood' so important in Chinese Medicine?

In TCM, blood is considered to be one of vital substances we need in order to survive. Not only does it carry vital nutrients to the body (like oxygen and glucose), it carries all the nutrition we need to nourish ever part of ourselves physically and...


Sleep

Acupuncture for Better Sleep

Sleep is a hugely important time for your mind and body to relax, replenish and regenerate. A perfect night of sleep involves easily falling asleep shortly after you go to bed, sleeping peacefully all night and waking replenished and energized in the...


Ovarian reserve

Optimising Ovarian Reserve

Ovarian reserve refers to the number of eggs or follicles a women has left in her ovaries. This decreases naturally with age but for some women (roughly 10%) their ovarian reserve is lower than expected for their age (known as premature ovarian aging...


Stress

Stress and Fertility

Stress is the body's reaction to some kind of pressure. This can be emotional, physical, even environmental. Stress is a normal response where the sympathetic nervous system is activated and the body enters 'fight or flight' mode. When the stress is...


Chinese nutrition

An Introduction to Chinese Nutrition

TCM is a holistic system of medicine that places huge importance on diet and lifestyle in order to maintain health. In fact, food can be considered as medicine that can help you to heal faster and prevent any illness. According to Chinese dietetics...


Menopause

Menopause - A Chinese Medicine View

What is Menopause? A Western view Menopause is defined as the permanent stoppage of menstruation, marking the end of a woman's ability to conceive. It is a completely natural and normal process which occurs when the ovaries decrease the production...


Sports injury

Tips to Support Injury Recovery

Rest! Avoid over-straining the area, elevate (eg put your feet on a pillow, try to have the injured area level with or slightly higher than your heart to help with fluid drainage and reduce swelling) and keep warm (ice may be beneficial in the first...


Knowing your cycle

Getting to know your cycle - A guide to BBT charting

If you're trying to get pregnant, it really important to get to know your cycle so you get a good idea of your hormonal fluctuations and when you ovulate. BBT charting means measuring your basal body temperature; this is your lowest body temperature...


Tcm tips

Traditional Chinese Medicine Tips for High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a precursor to many illnesses. Luckily, there are many simple lifestyle changes you can make to help lower your blood pressure such as eating a healthy diet, finding time to relax and regular acupuncture treatments...


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