Preventative Health

The three simple principles of health preservation

The preservation of health and prevention of disease is one of the most important guiding principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Health preservation is a branch of Chinese medicine that teaches practical ways of preventing illness and maintaining good health throughout one’s life. This pursuit of health and longevity has especially influenced the lifestyles of traditional Chinese and […]

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Kidney Deficiency: which symptoms show 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. This article introduces the Chinese medicine theory of the Kidney organ system and what Chinese medicine practitioners look for when diagnosing a Kidney Deficiency syndrome. How does Chinese medicine view the Kidneys? […]

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The Chinese Medicine perspective on symptoms of an imbalanced thyroid

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

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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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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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Health is not just the absence of illness,it's a philosophy of life.