Digestive Health

Goji Berries – The Sage’s Choice: Dr. Travis Clark (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Hi Guys, Dr. Travis Clarke (TCM) here. Goji berries are one of my favourite superfood snacks.  The nutritional and medicinal power of goji’s is such that they are actually classed as a “Superior Tonic Herb” in the Chinese medical tradition.  According to this tradition, regular consumption of goji is said to lead to a long, vigorous, and happy life.  It is revered for

Read More

Parasites, the stomach & digestive problems, Scott Stephens (Acupuncturist)

Parasites, the stomach and digestive problems.   I thought I would talk about internal parasites a little today. I have had quite a number of patients presenting in clinic over the past few months having been diagnosed with parasites after getting a stool sample conducted.   Two of the most common parasites found are Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba Fragilis. Blastocystis hominis

Read More

Summer diet from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective

Summer diet from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective.   According to TCM summer is the season of the big ‘Yang’ and belongs to by the fire element in five element theory. Yang in TCM represents heat and when there is too much heat in the body this heat feeds on body fluids and harms the Yin (which is the cooler,

Read More

Hot Spring Bathing – Dr Eli Thomas BAppSc (Chinese Medicine)

I recently enjoyed a holiday to Japan where I was introduced to the cultural ritual of onsen, or hot spring bathing, and I fell deeply in love with it for its restorative and health-giving benefits.   There are natural hot spring pools found all over Japan that are open for public or private use, but even in built up areas there

Read More

Healthy Benefits of Tumeric – Jan Pardy Woodcock BHSc (Acupuncture)

Tumeric is the new buzz word and it’s no wonder when you consider the healthy benefits of including it in your diet. The reasons below will give you some idea as to why everyone is talking about it. Tumeric contains curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet – Curcumin has been shown to slow blood clotting. Care needs to

Read More

Wholefoods On Our Doorstep – Scott Stephens BHSc (Acu)

Wholefoods Melbourne is my local one stop shop for all things good.   The shop offers an array of dry and wet produce with organic and pesticide free options. You can also get your ecofriendly/non- toxic cleaning products as well as bathroom and beauty products such as toothpaste and sunscreen.   Owners Angie and Kris started the business as an online

Read More

Start Your Day Off Right – Simon Altman BHSc (Acu)

Start your day with a cleansing Lemon Water.   The health benefits of drinking citrus fruit flavoured water has existed since the Roman Era.  Citrus fruits such as limes or lemons are loaded with health benefits and are the perfect way to start your day with a focus on maintaining and developing your optimum health.   Warm lemon water is best

Read More

Kombucha for Gut Health – Kerry Mashall Licenced Acupunturist

There has been an explosion of new Kombucha drinks on the market including some delicious refreshing varieties in the MCM fridge. Prior and still Kombucha is made in homes all around the world.  In fact the fermented drink has been around for centuries as a folk remedy and hasn’t gone away.  So there must be something in it that makes people

Read More

Kids & Constipation – Simon Altman BHSc (acu)

One of the most common issues faced by children relate to their digestive health.  Often it is common problems such as constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain or vomiting.  Children generally fall into a few specific types when their digestive health is compromised.  The most common two are what we would refer to as an ‘excess’ pattern or a ‘deficient’ pattern.   The

Read More