Category: sleep

Transiting in autumn: How to look after ourselves and strengthen our immunity in autumn

Autumn is upon us. The beautiful golden leaves of elms, orange displays of maples, red flushes of oaks … paint a beautiful picture of the autumn landscape. Almost everyone loves the beauty of autumn and the freshness in the air. Do you know that the colour changes in plants signify a transition to the coming... Read more

My life is upside down: insomnia, depression, anxiety and hot flushes during perimenopause: Part 2 Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

In part 1, we explained the complex factors contributing to menopausal related insomnia, hot flushes and mood changes.  This part 2 explains how Chinese medicine understands the complex interaction, and how acupuncture might provide a promising approach to comorbid depression and insomnia in perimenopause. For detailed information, please read a recent review by researchers from... Read more

Stress, poor sleep and weight gain

Geelong has experienced a few lockdowns in the last 18 months. Many of us have been working or studying at home; and some have gained weight during those lockdowns. At the same time, a large number of us experience stress and poor sleep during. In the PhD thesis (Luo, 2021) written by Dr. Rose Luo,... Read more