Preventative Health

How to keep your body cool and balanced in summer?

It is very helpful to know how hot and dry weather affects your body, so that you can recognise symptoms of overheating and keep your body balanced in summer. Especially in Western Australia, summers are hot, dry and windy with very little rain. The following organs and symptoms are most commonly affected by the hot summer weather. Which internal organs […]

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Keep warm in spring to protect yourself from neck and joint pain

This article introduces an ancient traditional Chinese medicine quote to protect yourself from joint pains in springtime. “Cover up in spring because the spring cold easily affects the bones and joints.” The nature of spring weather Spring is regarded as the season of new growth and change, but it is also a very unstable season during which […]

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Health check: which symptoms indicate that your Kidney function is weak?

The Kidneys are very important organs for the body according to traditional Chinese medicine. They are located on both sides of your lower back. Chinese medicine regards the Kidneys like the roots of a tree. Functionally, they are in charge of growth and development, reproduction and circulation, especially for the lower part of the body. They […]

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Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: how does Chinese medicine treat thyroid disorders?

In my over 30 years of clinical practice, I have realised that most thyroid issues can be helped by identifying and treating certain internal organ disorders. According to traditional Chinese medicine, we don’t just treat your thyroid gland but the body as a whole. Therefore, to rebalance your thyroid function, it is very important to find […]

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Do you know your body’s Chinese medicine constitution?

Traditional Chinese medicine considers that everyone’s physical constitution is different. Your constitution is much more than just your body shape. A person’s constitution is associated with genetic and also post-natal influences, which includes your environment, diet, profession, emotional influences and relationships. 1. Why is it important to know your type of constitution? Chinese medicine recognises that […]

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How internal organ imbalances can affect your personality, character and behaviour

Sometimes a person’s character and behaviour can change suddenly or over a short period of time. For example, an introverted person can become extroverted, a busy person can slow down, and some people that are usually calm and gentle can become irritable and angry. Generally, changes like these to a person’s character or behaviour can […]

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Why is your Spleen so important according to Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine considers that the Spleen is one of the most important organs within our body. Many chronic and difficult health problems (such as oedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, hair loss, iron deficiency, irregular periods, infertility etc) can be due to a disorder of the Spleen function. It is important to understand how the […]

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