19 Apr 2022
If you are pregnant, here are the foods you can eat, those you should avoid and how to treat foods in between.
tonika health is not just a clinic. We also provide valuable reading and practical resources i.e. our blog that provides valuable health tips for our community in Sydney and Surry hills. Our blog and our newsletter contain tips, tricks and information about how to get well and stay well. We use Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Massage and Diet as our main methodologies. To know more about our blog, please feel free to click the links below.
We’re all learning to adapt to the current environment. Amidst everything that’s going on, we believe that physical and mental wellbeing is more important than ever. We’re so glad that we can continue to stand by your side and support you during these times and through this blog.
The power in one single point of the body can be amazing. Here are the acupressure points we have focused on in March that can make a difference to your physical and mental health.
Chinese Medicine, pulse diagnosis involves examining the pulse in each wrist by placing three fingers at the radial artery
This method is thousands of years old and has been recorded in ancient Chinese medicine texts. It has also been refined by many Masters across time. There are several excellent methods of pulse diagnosis and we are demonstrating one method or style of pulse diagnosis in this blog article.
So, we are well into spring, and past the spring equinox, and on our way to welcoming the summer. While we are still enjoying spring time, which is represented by the Wood Element (and Green Colour) in the Chinese Medicine theory of the 5 Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water), I thought I would provide some perspectives on Chinese Medicine’s thoughts on Spring, green foods, and the green colour in nature, and its benefits.
The power in one single point of the body can be amazing. Here are the acupressure points we have focused for October that can make a difference to your physical and mental health.
It is important to boost your health during Autumn, Winter and Spring. Due to the earth’s tilt position in relation to the Sun (in each of those seasons), we experience certain types of weather from moderate to cold. In Winter, the weather is usually cold. During Spring and Autumn we usually have weather that may fluctuate from warm to cold in short spaces of time, which the body finds challenging to adapt to. It’s in these 3 seasons of the year that we need to be versatile with layering of clothing to protect certain aspects of our body that are susceptible to cold temperatures, and movements of wind and air (that affect temperature on the surface of the skin). This can have very important effects on our general health, and our musculoskeletal health.
With many of us spending more time indoors than we are used to, it is becoming more common to see the musculoskeletal effects that sitting for large spans of time is having on the people in our community. In fact, many people are complaining about back pain from sitting too long!
Times where we would usually be moving about to get to work have been replaced with simply walking to the home office and sitting down. While we’re sure many of you relish not having a daily commute to and from work, prolonged sitting at home is becoming more and more the new normal these days.