Health and Wellness Articles

November 22, 2015
Melbourne Acupuncture Centre, Health vs Fitness

Health vs Fitness

Health and Fitness are so intrinsically linked that people often overlook the fact that they are not actually the same thing. One cannot be truly healthy without also being reasonably fit; however, one can be fit and not be healthy. This is quite a common phenomenon in our society. Many people exercise to extremes in addition to overworking and push their bodies to the limits of physical endurance in the misguided belief that this is healthy. Often this is allied […]
October 8, 2015
Melbourne Acupuncture Centre, Meditation

Autumn in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Autumn is a transitional period in Chinese Medicine terms; it is a preparation for winter. The winter solstice is the height of Yin (cooling, calming, sedate, internal) whereas the summer solstice is the height of Yang (activating, warming, rising). Traditionally it is the time of harvest, taking things in and storing them. As this happens in the external world so to our body follows this pattern internally. Our energy starts to become more withdrawn in order to sustain us when […]
September 14, 2015
Melbourne Acupuncture Centre, Seasons Change

The change in season and how it affects us

In TCM climactic factors are a major part of illness and disharmony. The Climactic factors are: Wind, Damp, Cold, Heat (fire), Dryness, Summer Heat. We call these External Pathogenic Factors or EPF’s for short. In Chinese Medicine the body is seen as a microcosm of nature. At all times we are looking for a perfect balance to maintain health. When the balance is disturbed illness and “dis-ease” occurs. The balance can be disturbed by external (EPF) or internal factors e.g. […]