Categories: Four Season’s Wellness Blog
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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 Yuki Murata

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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Grounding

Ever wondered why you feel so good after a barefoot walk?

 click link: GROUNDING

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Winter Series – 7 tips to help you manage Dry skin in winter

http://www.eastential.com.au/news/2016/6/16/7-tips-to-help-you-manage-dry-skin-in-winter-plus-a-special-winter-facial-rejuvenation-package

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Five Reasons Why Sugar Contributes to Weight Gain

Five Reasons Why Sugar Contributes to Weight Gain By Sachiko Giorgilli Your body burns sugar to provide you with the energy necessary for life. Many foods are broken down into sugar in the body through the conversion of long and complex sugars called polysaccharides into short and simple sugars called monosaccharaides, such as glucose. There [...]

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Pain. There’s more to it than spite and discomfort. By Robbie Allan, Myotherapist

Everyone suffers from some type of pain; it’s a natural part of who we are and how our body works. Although pain is unpleasant, it’s a normal, healthy function that we all experience and is crucial for our overall wellbeing. But what is pain and why do we get it? Pain is an unpleasant feeling [...]

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