The Acupuncture Clinic

Moon Festival

The Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month and has been a huge celebration in mainland China for around 3000 years. There it is known as middle autumn festival (???) and it marks the end of summer harvest. So apart from the abundance food around at this time of […]

How often should I get acupuncture?

Imagine paying your doctor when you were healthy then when you become ill payment would stop until you were well again. How would this idea change health care? This was once a reality, during the 1600’s a group of Chinese doctors implemented this idea and it changed the dynamic of traditional Chinese medical health care. The genius of […]

Orthopaedic Massage

Orthopaedic massage is a multidisciplinary approach to relieving muscular and soft tissue pain, dysfunction, and injuries. Techniques include: Active engagement Muscle energy technique Myofascial release Nerve mobilisation techniques Trigger point therapy Positional release Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation Great for injuries ranging from acute aches and pains to chronic muscular-skeletal issues. Examples include: Back and neck pain […]

Adapting to the cold

Your body does amazing things to acclimatise to the cold. Blood vessels constrict to reduce warmth leaving the body through the skin, which increases blood pressure and reduces oxygen to the heart. This increases the load on the heart so more energy is required. The affinity for oxygen to bind to haemoglobin in your blood increases […]

Men’s health

Men are just as much controlled by hormones as much as women. They affect mood, weight, digestive health, sleep, sex drive, and energy levels. To understand this a bit better, you need to understand that hormones travel through the blood stream through out the entire body and bind with cells causing a cascading chemical change. […]

Women’s Health

  When you compare a female body with a male body a, purely on a physical and chemical level, a female’s body is vastly more complicated. Therefore, a lot more things can go wrong. To understand this a bit better, you need to understand that the reproductive cycle is governed by hormones. Hormones travel through […]


This Argentinian condiment is a great example of the type of foods that compliment the movement of spring and is super easy to prepare. The acrid, pungent flavours of the parsley, oregano, chilli, pepper and garlic help to open the pores and disperses the flavour through your body. While the sour flavour of the red […]

Warm drinks for winter

Here are a small collection of warm drinks for winter. For the original recipes click the title of the recipe. Warm Apple Cider Punch serves 12 5 cups apple cider 2/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 bottles ginger beer 1/2 cup honey pinch of cinnamon apple slices lemon wedges and apple slices for garnish […]

Autumn nourishment: Pear, Ginger and Honey Juice

This is a great recipe that is not only delicious but will help prevent your body from drying out during autumn. This drink is served in most restaurants in the northern parts of China during autumn. Therefore, there are a number of ways it can be prepared and cook. This drink is will provide some […]