Even though I am passionate about natural and complementary approaches to pediatrics, I am also incredibly inspired and awed by the amazing advances and achievements of western pediatrics and the people that dedicate their lives to working with kids. I recently read two western pediatric memoirs – “Healing Children” by Kurt Newman, and “Learning to Listen” by Barry Brazelton - that I enjoyed so much I thought I would review them both. If these reviews pieque your interest, you might like to read them too.
It is with a very happy heart that I can announce that the clinic is officially ready and open for business! Its been a busy month renovating the space, but I am so pleased with how it has turned out. All the feedback I have received has been so positive, with people saying that the clinic feels very peaceful, welcoming and nurturing - just as I intended. Below are a few photos to give you an idea of what it looks like on the inside...but for a better look, come and visit in person! I hope to see you soon.
It has been a journey of epic proportions to secure a lease here in Springwood, but today, we made it to the finish line! I finally have a beautiful clinic space here in the Blue Mountains to call my very own. There is still a lot of work to be done to transform the space into the gorgeous, nurturing, healing haven I dream of creating for you, but watch this space.
My provisional opening date will be Tuesday the 7th of November and I will update Bookeo soon to allow online bookings to begin. I can't wait to open the doors and begin serving you soon.
I have missed you so much! It has been such a long absence from formal practice - almost two years since I closed down my beloved clinic in Marrickville. I had my second child, a delightful daughter, and have been intensely busy nurturing my beautiful family of four ever since. I never really stopped practicing though....as I use my skills and knowledge to keep myself, my family and my friends healthy as much as possible, and I have done an impressive amount of study in moments snatched between naps and bedtimes. Now, at long last I am ready to create a new clinic close to my home in the beautiful Blue Mountains...the sweet town of Springwood, to be precise.
It is with a heavy heart that I write today. In less than a month, Affordable Acupuncture, my beloved clinic that has served the Inner West for five glorious years, is shutting its doors. But where one door closes, another opens. I would like to introduce you to Kristi-Anna, so please read on...
As mothers day approaches, I wanted to write a post to bring together all my favourite natural health resources for pregnant women, who are beautifully blossoming mothers-to-be. Pregnancy is such a sacred and magical time, and unfortunately a lot of the health-related information out there is very clinical and medicalised. I wanted to focus on wonderful, inspiring resources that can support and guide women preparing for motherhood in a holistic and life-affirming way. Read on for my top recommendations, as a fellow pregnant mama who is greatly appreciating having these resources for the second time around. I hope they are helpful for you.
Would you like to live to be 100? You would be surprised at how many people would answer “no” to that question. Many people are in such poor health that it is a physical and emotional struggle to get through each day, let alone an entire century. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
If we are living properly, enjoying the rich quality of life that we are entitled to, we should all be thrilled to live to 100! In fact, the hard part should be figuring out how to squeeze all of our goals and accomplishments into such a relatively short period of time.
24 hours. One day.
What if you only got one? What would you do with it? Who would you see? How would you act? Where would you go?
Fortunately most of us get more than one day to live out our lives. But for too many of us there seems to be something wrong with every single day we are given. It’s too long. It’s too short. It’s cold. It’s rainy. It’s boring. It’s too busy.
If it were your last day, do you think you would give things like the weather a second thought? If you had just one day to live, your focus would undoubtedly shift from complaining and complacency to productivity, love, and thankfulness.
Throughout the year, nature provides us with the appropriate foods to protect us from the climate, support our health, and keep us in balance. Becoming aware of seasonal foods and seasonal eating habits can attune us to the natural cycles of nature, and our bodies.
Read on to learn about how to eat in harmony with the changeable energy of Autumn, and how this can help protect your "Lungs" - the organ system associated with Autumn in TCM and the organ most vulnerable to illness during 'flu season' (click here to learn more about your amazing Lungs).
The theories of Chinese medicine suggest that each season relates to a different organ system. Autumn is the season of the Lungs. It’s the time of year when people are easily affected by environmental influences, and great changes are taking place in the weather and plant life around us.
The lungs are called the “delicate protective organ” in TCM because they are the only organ that comes into direct contact with the external environment. This can make them vulnerable to the environmental influences which can lead to colds, the flu, or allergies. Read on to learn more about our magnificent Lung 'organ system' according to TCM, and what you can do to keep it healthy and happy.
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