Shiitake and Barley Soup with Root Vegetables

A deliciously warming and grounding soup that’s just perfect for the Autumn season.  This’ll get even better the next day, and it freezes well for an easy, restorative lunch too.   INGREDIENTS 8-10 dried shiitake mushrooms 1/2 C pearled barley *soaked overnight 3 tsp tamari a 5cm piece of kombu (or use wakame in it’s

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TCM Tips To Support You During Autumn

Autumn is the season when the nights are drawing in and nature is slowing down, and the days are shorter and nights longer.  The energetic yang energy merges into the cooler, calmer yin energy. In many places, the foliage changes colour and there is a feeling that the Earth’s energy is gathering inward, preparing to

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The Late Summer Season And Earth Element

During the Late Summer season, there is a heaviness about as  nature slows down the weather. The damper humidity is higher. Late summer is a season that we don’t have as one of our established seasons in the west; however, late summer is an important transitional season….it’s the time of preparation, to create comfort, stability

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The Transition Into Spring

Spring is the season of emergence of the new!  It’s more energetic, flexible, spontaneous and creative.  It harnesses intuition and the harmonious unfolding of an individual’s potential.  It’s all about  cleaning our environment and minds, and re-energise and bringing in the vibrant energy! Spring allows for free flow of self expression, creativity and independence that

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Winter TCM Health Tips

Winter is the season of rest and hibernation, and it is very important that we listen to our bodies and don’t overdo it during the winter months. Taking time to meditate, read and enjoy peace and quiet is a great way to help restore our Kidney energy and remain balanced.   Winter is the season

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Warming Lemon and Spice Carrot Soup

Soups are a beautifully simple and effective way to nourish ourselves, particularly during the cooler months.  One of my favorite recipes is this wonderfully warming Lemon and Spice Carrot Soup by Australian wholefood Chef, Angie Cowen. I make this recipe across Winter and love it for so many reasons! Firstly, the carrot base gives this

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Holistic Self Care For Health And Vitality

We’ve all heard about self care, but what does it mean to you? And how do we weave self care into our lives so that it doesn’t become just another thing on our ‘to-do’ list?  ‘You are calm and relaxed’ …                Breathe in …       Hold your breath …    

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How To Reduce Stress And Burnout With Acupuncture

Have you always wanted to know more about the stress-relieving power of TCM? You’re reading the right post! TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the oldest surviving medicinal systems in the world. TCM’s longevity has attracted millions of twenty-first-century followers, and this traditional form of medicine boasts myriad benefits that people all over

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Why You Should Eat Fats To Improve Fertility

Essential fatty acids are an important factor in fertility. A balanced ratio promotes healthy skin and hair growth, adrenal activity and immunity, healthy blood, nerves and arteries, and are vital for the transport and breakdown of cholesterol. When essential fatty acids are low disorders such as dry skin and hair, frequent colds and flus, low

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Considering Acupuncture And IVF?

Embarking upon IVF treatment is not a decision that is made lightly, so it’s only natural for prospective parents to want to do everything they can to promote their chances of a successfully outcome. To date there has been very little research into the area of acupuncture and IVF, however I thought I would explain

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currumbin Clinic closure + Update

Now that our beautiful Nuwa Tugun clinic is up and running, the time has come to close the doors of our beloved space at Currumbin.

Our Currumbin clinic has been a safe haven and a healing sanctuary for all of our patients over the years, and while we are saddened to see it go, we are excited for all that is to come at our stunning space in Tugun.

Our final day at Currumbin will be Monday, August 7, and we will be slowly transitioning our patients to the new spacious clinic only a couple of kilometres down the road over the next few weeks. We look so forward to welcoming our existing and new patients into the Nuwa Tugun space!