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My life is turned upside down: insomnia, depression, anxiety and hot flushes during perimenopause (Part 1)

You are a mid-age lady, approaching 50 years old. Life is suddenly turned upside down. You were energetic, had great memory and was switch on, then one day you suddenly find yourself being tired a lot, having poor memory, feeling not motivated or feeling anxious for no reason. The worst of it all is not... Read more

Diet and Pain

Have you found sometimes a delicious dinner makes you feel great at that time, and you still feel great the next day; whereas other times a lovely meal makes you feel good at that time but you feel terrible the next day. Similarly consuming some food might worsen your pain; whereas others lessen pain. At... Read more

Spring cleaning our body

Spring is here. Today Geelong is nicely warm, a perfect spring day. You might have dusted your house, weeded your garden to welcome the spring. This morning my Qi Gong instructor reminded us to also spring clean our body. His comments inspire me to write this blog. From Chinese medicine point of view, Spring is... Read more

10 tips to avoid the impact of coldness when work from home

Nowadays, many of us work or study from home. Prolonged stay in a cold room has the similar effect on our body as being in a cold outdoor environment. Coldness can damage vitality of our Qi. When the vitality is impacted, we feel fatigue, sleepy, hungry or pain or stiffness in some parts of your... Read more

Taiji Qigong Shibashi -18 easy movements to support your own Health from home

The Taiji (Tai Chi) Qigong Shibashi (18 movement) is a modern Qigong form combining elements from the Yang form Taiji and more traditional breathing and movement exercises from Qigong. The routine combines slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises and can be done in one place (standing or seated). It is an excellent gentle exercise... Read more
Bubble Awareness

How to create or maintain a balanced state? (1) – Be aware

In our previous blog, we discussed what a balanced state looks like. This help you understand when you are balanced and when you are not balanced. In our Chinese medicine practice, people often ask us what they can do to create or maintain a balanced state. We are often overjoyed to hear this question. This... Read more
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What is the Difference between Qigong and Tai Chi?

                                                              Qigong vs. Tai Chi   Qigong and Tai Chi (Taijiquan) are two forms of ancient Chinese exercise for health. Tai Chi is well known... Read more
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What is a balanced state?

Following from our previous blog on what balance means, here we discuss what a balance state looks like. A balanced state is the natural state of our being. It is a state Chinese medicine described as “Yin Ping Yang Mi”. It means Yin is calm and Yang is securely inside ourselves to drive the life... Read more

Qigong: Chinese medicine self-health exercises for modern day people.

  Patients often ask us at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic what they can do at home to aid in their recovery or maintain their health. Along with diet, the movement based Qigong (See Qigong under Services heading for further explanation) exercises are the most practical for patients to do at home. Qigong exercises involve slow... Read more
Yin And Yang

Yin, Yang, Balance and Chinese medicine

Are you familiar with this symbol? Of course, you say, who does not know? But what does it mean? And how is it related to Chinese medicine? This symbol represents the essence of the Theory of Yin and Yang, which is a philosophical understanding of the world, and is also the foundation of Chinese medicine.... Read more