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How Can I Treat Long Covid?

The Covid-19 virus has been around in our community for just over 2 years now and whether you have personally contracted the virus or not, we have all been affected by its presence. What is really starting to hit home however is the long-term effects of contracting the virus,...
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The Healing Power of Being Heard

When I do an Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine consult with a patient, I hardly take any notes. I jot down a skeleton of what they tell me and later when they are relaxing on the table having acupuncture I flesh out the notes. Why? Because I want to be present and listen to their...
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Why do we get sick? – A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

The starting point of looking after our health and curing disease is to know, what harms us, so that we can adjust some of our behaviour to pursue better health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are 3 possible causes of disease. External cause. This refers to an attack from...
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What kind of diet can relieve chronic pain?

You have probably heard the saying; you are what you eat. Well, this is true for many examples of how health and wellbeing is related to diet. I want to share with you why this is the case and my favorite tips on what you should be eating if you want to manage your chronic pain...
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Six reasons to go natural when it comes to contraception

Most methods of contraception, such as the pill, mini-pill, Nuvaring, Mirena and Implanon require the woman to take synthetic hormones which disrupt her natural menstrual cycle. This is usually achieved by preventing ovulation and creating an environment unfavourable to the...
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Spring Time – Time of Renewal

Time of renewal, growth, nature sprouting and blooming, the direction is outwards and upwards and the notion is “Spring cleanse”. The ancient Chinese believed that the seasons have a profound cyclical effect on human growth and wellbeing. Our bodies make gradual adjustments to...
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Chronic Pain

Inflammation is not the only underlying cause of chronic pain but it is the most common cause. The purpose of pain is to alert the person that all is not well and there is a potential or actual risk of (tissue) damage somewhere in the body. If we remove acute traumatic events...
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Tackling Hayfever Naturally and Effectively

  Spring has sprung! Sunny days, picnics, cherry blossoms and an abundance of fun outdoor activities! But sadly, for sufferers of hayfever, this is hardly the case. Rather it is a season filled with sneezing, runny noses, itchy eyes, foggy headedness and fatigue. These...
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Pilates Can Save Your Body From Gardening

Spring has been delayed this year, but it sure is making up for it now. With all the rain and now warm weather every weed seems to be on steroids. As we clean-up for the coming summer, it’s really important to also look after your body when you garden. One of great things I like...
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