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Get a winter tune-up with acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Get a winter tune-up with acupuncture and Chinese medicine

  Yoga, Yoga Everywhere There are over 40 different styles of yoga taught in the United States. All of the types of yoga overlap and have a common goal – the union of mind, body and spirit. Each style of yoga is distinguished by particular practices. Some types of yoga are quite physical, building strength and flexibility, while others are restorative and meditative. Below is a short list of a few styles of yoga. Which one is right for you? Ashtanga yoga – Developed in 1937 by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This style of yoga focuses upon building strength and heat in the body. It provides a fast-paced, and sometimes intense, workout through a series of challenging poses that are taught in a sequential order. Bikram yoga – Be prepared to sweat. Bikram is performed in a room heated to about 100 degrees. This yoga consists of 26 poses that are repeated twice in the same order. The intense workout warms the body and muscles and increases flexibility. Bring plenty of water, a towel and possibly a change of clothes. Iyengar Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar developed this style of yoga in 1937. It is focused upon the correct alignment of the body in all poses which may be held for up to five minutes or more, in order to correct alignment and posture. Iyengar will build, strength, endurance and flexibility. The classes may also use props, such as, straps, blocks and blankets to get the body into the perfect pose. Kundalini yoga – This ancient style of yoga has been practiced in India for centuries. It came to the...
Pork rib winter melon coix seeds soup

Pork rib winter melon coix seeds soup

Pork rib winter melon coix seeds soup recipe Pork rib winter melon soup with coix seeds taste good and can be used for fluid retention. Ingredients: Pork rib: 250g Coix seed: 100g Wingter Melon: 300g Ginger: 10g, 2 slices Salt: ½ teaspoon Water: 1 litre Directions 1. Wash the coix seeds and soak in cold water for one hour;                   2. Prepare ribs. Remove excess fats and wash the ribs. Put it into boiling water for 5 minutes, then remove and drain the ribs;                   3. Leave peels on the winter melon. Clean and cut into slices as 1cm thick and 5cm long;                   4. Adding winter melon, pork, barley, ginger and water into cook pot. Cook over medium flame. After boiling let it simmer for 1 hour;                   5. Add salt to taste and...
4 foods to reduce fluid retention over period

4 foods to reduce fluid retention over period

Fluid retention over period time? Eat the right food helps. When menstrual period is due, some women find that their faces, fingers, calves and feet are swelling. It is because their body retains fluid. The fluid retention can increase their weight up to 2~4 kilos. At the same time, many women have abdominal bloating, sore or tender breasts. What causes the fluids retention? Fluid retention over period is due to the imbalance of hormone, mostly due to increasing of estrogen, which result in sodium and fluid stay in the body. Often the feeling of swollen during period can be reduced via right diet and light exercise. For instance, stay away from sodium salty food, have more food such as, potato or cucumber. Foods to reduce fluid retention over period Cucumber 90% of cucumber is water, it is a good source of food to get hydrated. The skin of cucumber contains a substance called isoquercitrin which is diuretic. Cucumber has been used in helping people reduce the excess fluid in the body since ancient China. There were records from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that cucumber was used in assisting treating cystitis and acute urine tract infection.   Potato Potato has been known for long as “the apple grows in the ground” in the East. There are plenty of organic sodium and potassium in potato. It can help our body to get rid of the extra culinary sodium and fluid. In order to get the best effect from potato, do not peel its skin.   Red Beans (azuki beans) Red azuki beans is rich in potassium and saponin which is diuretic....

6 ways to check your ovulation

Check your ovulation is very important if you want to conceive naturally. by checking your ovulation, you know whether you ovulate, and when you ovulate. When women ovulate,  subtle changes may occur in the body both physically and psychologically. By observing the signs and symptoms, you may know whether you ovulate and when you ovulate. 1. Check your ovulation by counting menstrual cycle: Ovulation usually happens two weeks before your period starts. If you have a regular 28 days’ cycle, you may ovulate on day 14. If you only have a 21 days cycle, you may ovulate on day 7 – right just after you finish bleeding! 2. Check your Basal Body Temperature (BBT): Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is the temperature when you are in fully rest. BBT is sensitive to hormone change, especially after ovulation the progesterone increase your BBT 0.3 ~0.5 degrees. Although BBT doesn’t predict your ovulation, it is a great tool to check whether you ovulate or not. And it is a great tool to check whether you have good quality ovulation or not. Here is how to check your BBT. 3. Check cervical mucus Before and during ovulation, you may have more clear and stretching mucus – the egg white like fertile mucus. Fertile mucus change the environment of vagina and cervix.  It provide a optimal environment for sperm to swim and survive. Therefore make it ready for fertilisation. Fertile mucus usually present from 2 to 5 days. 4. Blood testing and Ultrasound Your doctor may give you a blood testing for raising progesterone after ovulation. Transvaginal Ultrasound is the best way to check whether you...
Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

To All Of The Tired New Mums And Those Wishing To Spoil Their Mum’s This Mother’s Day with Something Your really Want At This Special Time Of Year… Treat yourself and/or your Mum and have a One hour massage for only $80! Gift voucher available (you can call to purchase the voucher) Call Now and get mum something really special this Mother’s Day Phone: 03 9386 5068 (Coburg) 03 8802 1519 (Ringwood)  ...