Pregnant? Here is why you want a Doula!

Pregnant? Here is why you want a Doula!

This week we have a guest blog from the lovely Alison Hansen who is a Doula and is easing the life of many women throughout their pregnancy and post partum! Hi, I'm Alison and I'm a Birth & Postnatal Doula. If you are not familiar with the term or haven’t heard of...

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What is Qigong?

What is Qigong?

The word Qigong (pronounced Chi Gung) is actually made up of 2 words. ‘Qi’ meaning the subtle energy that moves throughout the universe and through our body and ‘Gong’ which is the word for hard work or high skill. So putting them together, Qigong is the practice of...

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Winter Solstice – time to hibernate!

Winter Solstice – time to hibernate!

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ve almost reached the shortest day of the year, Winter Solstice. This is an important and powerful time in the tradition of the Chinese philosophy Daoism. At this time, the earth’s Yin movement (towards increasing darkness)...

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3 Reasons Why You should have Acupuncture!

3 Reasons Why You should have Acupuncture!

I often hear people say they don't have any health issues so they don't see the need to get any acupuncture. That couldn't be further from the truth - acupuncture can be beneficial for everyone! Here are the 3 main reasons: 1. Prevention is Better than Cure. Our...

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Menopause – how to find natural symptom relief!

Menopause – how to find natural symptom relief!

For many women, menopause is a dreaded process, especially because we hear so many bad things about it. Menopause is a natural part of the ageing process and shouldn’t give us as many symptoms and problems as we are lead to believe. Apart from taking hormone...

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How to manage your emotions this festive season.

How to manage your emotions this festive season.

It’s that time of the year again, happy for some, stressful for others. The lead up to Christmas and the New Year can trigger a lot of emotions in people and it can be a tough time to get through. Emotions like disappointment, anger and sadness are sometimes hard to...

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The fertile window – getting your timing right.

The fertile window – getting your timing right.

It is a myth that a woman can fall pregnant during any time in her menstrual cycle, in fact she can only get pregnant during a few days of her cycle.  The time during the menstrual cycle that a woman is fertile is called the fertile window. In general, a woman's...

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