Treating Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) with Chinese Medicine

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a group of emotional and physical symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle. PMS symptoms occur one to two weeks before...

Treating Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea) with Chinese Medicine

In an ideal situation, menstruation should be painless and accompanied by minimal pre- and post-menstrual signs and symptoms. However, for many women, the monthly...

Treating Menopause and Perimenopause with Chinese Medicine

One of the great strengths of Chinese herbal medicine is in being able to balance women's hormones. Both menopause and perimenopause are treated very effectively...

Treating Heavy Menstrual Bleeding with Chinese Medicine

  Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Menstrual periods are considered heavy when a woman's menstrual flow soaks...

Treating Absent Periods (Amenorrhea) with Chinese Medicine

Absent periods (amenorrhea) are referred to as Bi Jing in Chinese. Jing means menstruation, and bi means 'shut' or 'closed'. There are different types...

Mindfulness – How to Thrive in a Stressful World

What is mindfulness? One dictionary definition is: "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings,...

Vitamin K – What is It? Why Do I Need it?

Following the previous blog post on Vitamin D, let's now take a look at a related vitamin - Vitamin K. Vitamin K is the...

Vitamin D – Do You Need to Supplement?

 Before taking any type of health supplements, even before taking a prescription drug, a healthy diet is the foundation of optimal health. However, even if you...

Healthy Eating, Demystified

With so much dietary advice available these days, it’s extremely difficult and confusing to know how to eat properly for optimal health. Do you...

The Amazing Healing Power of Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is produced only in New Zealand. It gets its name from the tree that the bees pollinate – the Leptospermum scoparium tree,...