Thyme Herbal Tea for cough

Thyme from your garden or the green grocer has general health benefits when you have a sore throat or cough. We’re not talking about Covid-19 here. This tea is a good preventative for sore throat and can be used when you have the common cold and a mild cough.   Recipe: 1 handful thyme, crushed […]

Natural Medicine Week: 25th-31st May

Natural Medicine Week aims to educate and promote awareness about Natural Medicine in Australia. The Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) is an association I’m a member of and have been for most of my practicing years since 2003. ATMS focuses on three areas of Natural Medicine: Ingestive – Naturopathy & Western Herbal Medicine Bodywork – […]

DIY Chai Blend to warm yang

DIY Chai Tea Blend to Warm Yang

With all this Covid-19 around us, I’m adding to my blog collection a lot about Warming Yang. The logic of Chinese Medicine means that where there is cold or dampness, practitioners use warming herbs. On the acupuncture treatment table, we would definitely go for the Moxa sticks to warm Yang, dispel cold and resolve damp. […]

Damp bloating

What is Dampness?

What is Damp? How do we see dampness present in our external environment? Things that are waterlogged, moist, musty, dank, soggy. It may even have a specific smell of stagnant water. Traditional Chinese Medicine has language around how certain symptoms present in people.  Historically, master practitioners were constantly observing nature and looking for similar patterns […]