Lifestyle & Wellness

More rice, lockdown angst and autumn bounty.

Recently I wrote about hot wet rice - comforting, nourishing dishes such as risotto and congee which are perfect for cool weather and this time of isolation and quarantine. Two of my friends have been enjoying rice-based dishes lately, and they're worth sharing. First up is Acupuncturist Sarah George in Launceston, Tasmania. Her risotto features... Continue Reading →

Returning to clinical practice during the pandemic

To keep you, me and our community as safe as possible, like so many of my peers the world-over I'm gathering as much information as I can. Today I've completed this 2:20 hour webinar, and earlier this year I received my Certificate of Acknowledgement for the Australian Government Department of Health COVID-19 Infection Control Training.... Continue Reading →

Hot wet rice*

With thanks to The Kates here in Australia for one of the funniest, satirical comedies, and an entire episode featuring "hot, wet rice" * aka The Thermomix episode. Anyway, this post isn't about kitchen appliances or comedy, it's about rice, in particular the unpolished red rice - mottakkaruppan rice - traditionally from Kerala. I found... Continue Reading →

What’s cooking?

The other night I overcooked a huge quantity of beautiful French - puy -lentils. That wasn't my intention. I love these little pulses: they don't need pre-soaking, they cook in 20 minutes, they're chewy and nutty and earthy, and they're the best lentils for tossing through a salad or a tray-bake. Sadly they lose their... Continue Reading →

Self-care at home

To support your health and well-being goals, we have all kinds of resources which we've created just for you. For some of you, exploring delicious ideas with wholefoods is a focus, for others it might be applying warming moxibustion to acupoints. Lifestyle, exercise and other activities are usually recommended and we'll ensure you have enjoyable,... Continue Reading →

We’re live!

I'm so excited! If you've been seeing me for acupuncture at Soothe Acupuncture and Tui Na in the Holland Park clinic, you can now book an online Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation. This service is also available for people I've been seeing at Northlakes/Kallangur, and anyone I saw previously in Chermside. If this sounds like you... Continue Reading →

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