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No really, Chocolate is good for you!   I’m sure you’ve heard it all before.  Media stories reporting on how science has confirmed that chocolate is good for our health.  Well my friends, I’m here to confirm that for you.  Yes, chocolate really is good for us.  Not commercially processed and produced chocolate, full of…

 How well do you sleep?   Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory considers that good health is experienced when there is a balance of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang is the complimentary nature of two aspects of the same object combining to create a whole.   Sleep in both Western Medicine and TCM is viewed…

THE TWO WEEK WAIT POST EMBRYO TRANSFER   In an IVF cycle each step is a milestone. Holding on to hope, managing anxiety and waiting for new information until you reach your transfer day. Now you have made it this far whether it day two or day five an embryo (s) is safely in your…

A Teenage Girls Guide to Happy Hormones Part II   One of the many things I love about my job is connecting with young women about their health. I’m so happy to see many girls taking charge, asking questions and educating themselves about all the changes that come with womanhood. I’m also thankful to see…

Pulse Diagnosis.   Did you know you have twelve (12) pulses, not just one! Well not actually 12 different pulses, but 12 positions to take the same pulse, six at each wrist.   Each pulse relates to a different body Organ. You have a different pulse position for each of your body Organs eg Stomach,…

All the things you need to know before deciding to jump in & start pumping yourself full of IVF drugs.   Have the following things been checked & ticked off ?   My first question is whether anyone has given you a diagnosis as to why you’re not falling pregnant naturally? If not this is…

  Pendulums are one of the tools used within Esoteric Acupuncture.  They are often used as tools for inner growth and in various spiritual healing modalities.  A pendulum can come in many forms, simply, it is a weighted object at the end of a string or chain.  Traditionally jewellery such as rings or pendants were…

Hi Guys, Dr. Travis Clarke (TCM) here. Goji berries are one of my favourite superfood snacks.  The nutritional and medicinal power of goji’s is such that they are actually classed as a “Superior Tonic Herb” in the Chinese medical tradition.  According to this tradition, regular consumption of goji is said to lead to a long, vigorous, and…

Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear of an individual of approximately one in every 600 people, generally aged between 30 – 50.   From a Western medical perspective Meniere’s affects the inner ear resulting in a build-up of fluid in the compartments of the inner ear, called the labyrinth. Generally, it…

Delving into birth stories.   I have listened to many birth stories in my treatment room, in women’s circles and on sofas with cups of tea.  I love all the details, hearing about the twists and turns, the pain and determination, the trauma, the awe, disappointments and joy. Your birth story becomes part of who…

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