Although the Western world has already welcomed the New Year and ushered out 2021, the Lunar New Year has not yet arrived. Lunar New Year begins on the second new Moon after the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the date is February 1st. In many parts of Asia, the Lunar New Year is […]
As the COVID pandemic wreaks havoc on our world, levels of anxiety and depression have soared, as people try to adjust in this new world. In the next two blogs, we will be looking at these two common mental health conditions, to understand more about the causes and symptoms, and how acupuncture can help. In
It’s the time of the year again, we have entered the cold and flu season.
For many of us, colds and flu are just another part of life that we have to suffer through with trips to the Dr, swallowing cold and flu tablets, sore throat lozenges and cough syrup. Admittedly, social distancing and improved hand hygiene in recent times have lowered the infection rate significantly. However, we are still vulnerable to catching colds.
We all want to make so many changes to live a life that is healthier and happier. Often, we don’t succeed because we take on too many challenges at once. We decide to exercise every day, quit alcohol, try that new diet, meditate… It becomes overwhelming and all too soon we go back to our
As Australia begins to talk about re-opening state borders, and a return to “normal” is on the horizon, it might be time to take stock and consider the impact of the global pandemic on our psyche. Even if we or our loved ones weren’t directly stricken by the virus, the long-term effects of quarantine and
Why is exercise so good as a self-care practice, especially in challenging times? Exercise is one of the best ways to bring down the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, reduce inflammation and boost our immune system. The right amount of exercise can be beneficial for a variety of psychological conditions, including
Working from Home Tips During Covid19 Hi everybody, How are you doing? If you are one of the fortunate ones to be still employed, it might be time to go back to work after a restful Easter break. But what does “back to work” mean right now? For many of us, it means back to
Tips to relax while at home – This year we celebrated a very different Easter holiday. Most of us stayed at home and pottered. No family gatherings, no religious gatherings, no beach walks, no camping but still lots of chocolate I hope. We all need it. Lindt even produced Easter bunnies with white choc masks this
At the moment everybody is talking about the spread of COVID-19, the topic is hard to escape. We are inundated with updates and advice. Yesterday the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic, which is going to put stricter regulations on everybody worldwide. Our current environment is a global arena of fear and uncertainty. Judging by
When you are a health nut, you’re always on the search for new ideas and concepts to improve life and lifestyle. One of the leading doctors on lifestyle medicine is Dr Rangan Chatterjee, a UK-based GP. He became well known for his ground-breaking BBC TV show ‘Doctor in the House’ and his popular Podcast ‘Feel