Here is my latest Facebook Live video replay, where I discuss the ancient art of Chinese pulse diagnosis.
Anxiety is very common – in fact, it is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men in our country report experiencing anxiety at some point in their lives; and 1 in 7 people will be diagnosed with a clinical anxiety disorder in any given year (1). There are 13 different sub-classifications of anxiety disorders listed in the medical literature, encompassing a wide range of physical, emotional and mental symptoms. It is a complex and pervasive condition that can have a dramatic impact on people's quality of life, and is generally treated using medication.
Acupuncture has been proposed as a positive therapeutic intervention that can reduce measurable levels of anxiety, and the research in this field is growing by the day. In this blog post I'd like to summarise some of the best research and discuss the benefits and risks of considering acupuncture as part of your therapeutic repertoire.
I am very pleased to announce that on behalf of my clinic, the Quan Yin Healing Centre, I have become a Turn The Tables Partner with the Mama Lana's Community Foundation (MLCF). This partnership will provide ongoing funding for the MLCF to continue providing a range of services to the homeless and underprivileged people in the greater Penrith area.
I'm really happy to announce that I have joined up with the wonderful organisation, "Cancer Wellness Support" to provide subsidised and discounted treatments to people with cancer, anywhere along their cancer journey. Cancer Wellness Support is an organisation that is committed to supporting people with cancer and their families by offering a range of complementary therapies as well as lifestyle and group support experiences.
In my latest Facebook Live, I explain a little bit about tongue diagnosis, and why acupuncturists ask to look at your tongue at each appointment. I also look at some celebrity tongues and give my thoughts on what their tongues might be revealing.
In Chinese medicine, a great deal of importance is placed on dietary habits, digestive health and eating in harmony with our own energetic constitution. When it comes to children, dietary habits are even more important as they are laying the foundation for future health, and improper eating habits are seen as contributing factors to many pediatric health conditions. Here are some suggestions from the Chinese medicine tradition on how to maintain good digestive and overall health for your children, including tips for the weaning process for babies.
Acupuncture and Fertility
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