Categories: Four Season’s Wellness Blog
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Meet the Practitioner – Amanda Bowden, Empower Osteopathy

My partner Chris Bell and I are both Osteopaths. We have been practicing for 2 years now and started Empower Osteopathy together. We love helping people figure out what is going on with their bodies and take an active part in their health and mobility. I was a dancer so I was very interested in [...]

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Spring

“The supernatural forces of spring create wind in Heaven and wood upon the Earth. Within the body they create the liver and the tendons; they create the green colour… and give the voice the ability to make a shouting sound… they create the eyes, the sour flavour, and the emotion anger.”  - The Inner Classic. [...]

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Meet the Practitioner – Steph Varney, Realign Myotherapy

I’ve been a Myotherapist for 8 years. Initially I studied at Endeavour College of Natural Health, where I completed my diploma of remedial massage then I went on to do an advanced diploma of remedial massage at Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy. Myotherapy is essentially a Melbourne branding of the advanced diploma of remedial massage. [...]

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Meet the Practitioner – Dr Jacqueline Heng (TCM), Eastential Chinese Medicine

WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE TCM encompasses both acupuncture and herbal medicine. It treats the body holistically so we see patterns in signs and symptoms. We take into consideration the four seasons, diet and lifestyle so everything comes into play – as opposed to just treating the main complaint. When you visit your TCM practitioner [...]

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Winter and Traditional Chinese Medicine by Jacqueline Heng

The cold, wet and windy change in Melbourne weather signals the arrival of winter.  As we head deeper into the colder months, we find ourselves increasingly spending more time indoors. There is a need for more rest and sleep and a noticeable decrease in outdoor activities.  Winter represents the most Yin aspect of the four [...]

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Winter is Coming – by Sachiko Giorgilli

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Colds and Flu This Winter Winter is Coming! Every winter when you get sick, you tell yourself to be more prepared next year. As soon as someone sneezes at work, school, or home, you find yourself with yet another cold or flu. It does not have to be that [...]

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Shokuyoku no Aki by Milena McClure

Shokuyoku no Aki – Autumn Appetite Have you noticed the days are getting shorter? The clouds are high and look like fish scales? The leaves on the trees are starting to change colour? Have you been thinking about food more than usual? Are you having cravings cheese, cake, hot chips, roasts and stews? If this [...]

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Autumn Blog by Jacqueline Heng, Eastential Chinese Medicine

As the cool crisp air of autumn mornings and warm afternoons begin to be apparent, we will start to shift our diet, and prepare our body and mental state to help us transition into cooler temperatures and shorter daylight days. Adjusting to the ebb and flow of the changing season can be challenging to some [...]

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Meet the Practitioner – Yuki Murata, Four Seasons Wellness Centre

Four Seasons Wellness Centre Founder and Japanese Shiatsu Therapist  Yuki Murata was born in Hokkaido, Japan, and came to Melbourne in her 20′s to study Environment and Society Assessment and Policy at RMIT. “I wanted to work in an area where I could help the environment and ultimately people. I saw how the environment came [...]

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Happy Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is celebrated by over 1.5 billion people around the world and lands between January 21 and February 20 each year depending on the lunar calendar.  It is a time to farewell the characteristics of the previous year and welcome those of the new. These characteristics are based on [...]

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