The classical theory of the Three Treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine -
Jing, Qi & Shen.
This week we welcome Spring, and the cycle of new life it brings!
You may have had reflections over the stillness of winter of things you may desire to change, try, create or grow? It is the season to step into the sun, move into action and plant those seeds now to shape the future!
The jackets and scarfs are out.
As the 2015 Winter Antarctic Vortex is sweeping through with snow and sub zero temperatures in the southern states, and here in Queensland, well, we are feeling it too!
It has long been established that Turmeric is a master of anti-inflammatory disease and is widely used within traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines.
In the Southern Hemisphere, the arrival of the Winter Solstice (June 21) marks shorter days and reduced sunlight. Sunlight assists the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that contributes to our sense of wellbeing and happiness. Imagine a glorious day on the beach. Imagine now waking in the dark, rushing to work only to leave the office at the end of the day, again in the dark. These seasonal changes can affect our mood.
Welcome to the season of rest, when Yin (dark, female, cold) energy prevails and Yang (light, male, heat) withdraws. Animals hibernate, trees shed their leaves. When we live in harmony with the seasons, we are urged to slow down, conserve our energy and reflect on health.