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chinese medicine Tag

Hi there, it's Peter (tonika health's acupuncturist!). Today, I want to chat about making the most of autumn. All life on earth, up until recent times, has been closely synchronised to the seasons. Modern developments have enabled us to adapt and live more easily through the seasons, minimising seasonal impacts on our lifestyle, while plants and animals are still very much in harmony with the seasons. However, we can never take away our deep primal connections to the seasons. And how they affect the functioning of our bodies. In fact,...

Hi all! My name is Peter and I'm the newest addition to the tonika health team. As a registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner, I'm so excited to have joined the tonika health family with Daniela, Rosie and Nina. To mark my commencement of my care of the Surry Hills community, I'd love to pass on an extremely powerful self care technique. Firstly, here's a little more about me. Through my 15 years of clinical practice, I've developed a special interest in difficult to treat and chronic conditions, fertility, pregnancy, female...

Hi all, it's Amy (aka resident acupuncturist) coming to you again. You know that age old saying of soup being good for the soul? I honestly believe it's true! The cooler months are often a time when we can start to feel a little low on energy and not have quite the same mojo that we had over summer. In winter, it's completely appropriate to take some time out, rest more, slow down and do less. And sometimes, we can feel like we just don't have enough juice in the tank to get through...

Hello! It's Amy, tonika health's resident acupuncturist. Who else has been feeling a little chilly in this winter weather? As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, I can’t help but think about how the external environment affects us. And I love how we can use the dynamics of each season to better our health. By tuning in to what your body needs this winter, you can help nourish your body, mind and soul. So, winter wellness…it can be a challenge. Colds and flus are everywhere. Most people have bouts of feeling low on energy, run down, flat and even a little depressed. It's...

Hey there! It's Amy, tonika health's acupuncturist. Recently, I've been treating clients who are experiencing anxiety. Did you know that summer, joy and your heart are all related according to Chinese medicine? And that anxiety is often tied into this equation? According to the five element theory in Chinese medicine, everything in the natural world is made of five elements - fire, earth, water, metal and wood. In the body, these elements correlate to organ pairs. For example earth relates to the spleen and stomach. All of these have their own energy pathways, called meridians, that also relate to emotions and...