Yearly Archives: 2013


The amazing field of Auricular acupuncture 1

In my last month’s column, I related the story of a US army doc­tor, named Col­on­el Richard Niemtzow, who has achieved such suc­cess in treat­ing Amer­ic­an sol­diers suf­fer­ing from trau­mat­ic shock, that his tech­niques are cur­rently being incor­por­ated in Amer­ic­an army train­ing manu­als.  The most inter­est­ing aspect of this story […]


The role of emotions in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  It is only recently that West­ern medi­cine has star­ted to acknow­ledge the import­ance of emo­tions in our gen­er­al health. Numer­ous stud­ies have shown that neg­at­ive feel­ings such as anger, bit­ter­ness or even stress, con­stantly stim­u­late our sym­path­et­ic nervous sys­tem. Unfor­tu­nately, over a long peri­od this abnor­mal pat­tern, not only […]


Nova Article-Emotional and mental disorders in Children

The last twenty years have seen an enorm­ous increase in the incid­ence of beha­vi­our­al prob­lems with chil­dren. Unfor­tu­nately today, many Aus­trali­an par­ents have now become very famil­i­ar with the term Atten­tion Defi­cit Hyper­activ­ity Dis­order (ADHD). It is a con­di­tion which is char­ac­ter­ized by inat­ten­tion, hyper­activ­ity and impuls­ive­ness in chil­dren. The […]


Nova Article-Diet and Traditional Chinese Medicine PART 2

As I pre­vi­ously men­tioned in my last month’s column on Ori­ent­al medi­cine, the selec­tion of vari­ous types of foods, herb­al and min­er­al sub­stances for med­ic­al pur­poses has been an integ­ral part of Tra­di­tion­al Chinese medi­cine since its early begin­ning over two thou­sands years ago. Accord­ing to Chinese med­ic­al the­ory, all […]


Nova Article-Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The his­tory of Tra­di­tion­al Chinese Medi­cine is over 3000 years old. Over the cen­tur­ies, ori­ent­al prac­ti­tion­ers developed a com­pre­hens­ive meth­od of dia­gnos­is gathered thru the obser­va­tion and palp­a­tion of mil­lions of patients. This meth­od of dia­gnos­is based on the obser­va­tion of phys­ic­al changes in the body is still being used […]