You are the Garden

Just like us, when our gardens are stressed from poor nutrition, dehydration or damp sogginess, over-crowding or temperature extremes, invading bugs will come and take over, creating an acute health problem. Did you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine, we see the mind-body-spirit as a landscape or garden? Our job is to help you become... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes in an acupuncture clinic

During the quiet days of January, many acupuncturists began preparation for national registration of our profession in 2012. We’ll be more accountable, and more closely regulated than ever before. This is a good thing for public safety and for standards of care. Registration will elevate acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to professional status, alongside doctors,... Continue Reading →

Bears in there? We’re Wildlife Aware

From the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd You may have seen last night’s Channel 7 Sunday Night feature on “Something About Mary” which informed viewers of Mary Hutton’s story. Mary is the founder of the ‘Free the Bears Fund Inc’ (www.freethebears.org.au) and has made it her mission to protect various species of bears... Continue Reading →

Complementary medicine and cancer care in Australia – far from best practice

Recently I've reflected upon progress towards a greater integration of complementary therapies with Australian biomedical oncology practices and attitudes. My reflections arose after a recent enquiry about my work. Here's my edited response to that particular heart-felt enquiry. I can definitely offer appropriate therapies to help your friend through the rigors of  treatment, and the... Continue Reading →

My on-going professional development is good for you

Like all health professionals, natural medicine practitioners must dedicate themselves to a life-time of observation, study, and inquiry. The benefits to our patients and clients are innumerable. This year I spent a semester tutoring 2nd year acupuncture students. Imparting one's knowledge, and needing to be ten steps ahead of our students kept me on my... Continue Reading →

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