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Grief and the lungs

  Grief and the lungs I have just made a very short trip to France to attend to my father’s funer­al. Unfor­tu­nately, I caught a res­pir­at­ory infec­tion as soon as I landed, and I spent most of my time over there in bed. This gave me plenty of time to […]


What is endometriosis?

 What is endo­met­ri­os­is? One of the most com­mon causes of infer­til­ity is a mys­ter­i­ous med­ic­al con­di­tion called “endo­met­ri­os­is”. Amongst the mil­lions of women who are affected, forty per­cent don’t exper­i­ence any symp­toms oth­er than the inab­il­ity to fall preg­nant, while some of the remain­ing suf­fer­ers com­plain of exper­i­en­cing excru­ci­at­ing pain. […]


Treating asthma with Chinese medicine

Aus­tralia is fam­ous for hav­ing one of the worse records of asthma suf­fer­ers in the world. It is estim­ated that over 10% of chil­dren will exper­i­ence recur­rent asthma attacks, which in the major­ity of cases will have to be man­aged through­out their lives. Asthma is an obstruct­ive res­pir­at­ory dis­ease char­ac­ter­ized […]


Learning to manage our stress

                Learn­ing to man­age our stress by Olivi­er Lejus  Most people would agree that tech­no­lo­gic­al pro­gress has made our lives more enjoy­able in many dif­fer­ent ways. The down­turn has unfor­tu­nately been an increase in the pace of liv­ing.. Our brains are con­stantly being asked to pro­cess […]


The amazing field of Auricular acupuncture

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 […]