My Summer Couscous Recipe

cous cous

    Ingredients 225 gr couscous 1 bunch of fresh parsley /or Dill chopped 1 bunch fresh Coriander chopped 1 small red onion, very finely chopped 1 lemon or lime, zest and juice ½ cucumber de-seeded and finely diced 30 gr sunflower seeds toasted 30 gr sesame seeds toasted 4 tbs olive oil Salt/ground black …

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Backpain? Come and see David today for a massage!


Back pain is one of the most common complaints in our society. Usually Back pain is a result of long periods sitting at desks, lack of exercise and stress. While we don’t usually have the capacity to change our life to suit our health and fitness level, we can however incorporate a few things in …

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Prepare for Winter

Firstly… A time tested Traditional Chinese Medicine tip for winter is to keep your lower back warm. In Chinese Medicine, the Kidneys are our ‘pilot light’, the source of our core energy that ignites all of the others systems in the body. This is why I am very fond of using moxibustion (that amazing warm …

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Chicken & Coconut Milk Soup (Tom-Kha-Kai)

Ingredients (serves 2-4) 200 ml coconut cream 200 ml water 200gr chicken thigh cut into small pieces 1-2 tomatoes quatered 2-3 sticks lemongrass,chopped small 6-7 thin slices of galangal 4-5 shredded kaffir limes leaves 5 crushed bird eye chillies 60gr straw or oyster mushrooms cut into quaters 1 small onion cut into quateres 4 tbs …

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“No Ice” Acupuncture

Heat or Ice? My patients often ask me why I suggest heat, rather than ice. We are usually told that ice reduces inflammation and speeds healing. Of course, when there is pain ice will numb it and reduce the swelling. So, what is the big deal? When an injury occurs in your body, whether its …

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Tangy Thai chicken salad

Ingredients 4 skinless ,boneless chicken breast portion 2 cloves of garlic,crushed 2tbs soy sauce 2tbs vegetable oil 1/2 cup coconut cream 2tbs Thai fish sauce Juice of one lime 2tbs palm sugar or light muscovado(Brown) sugar 1/2 cup of water chestnuts sliced 1/2 cup of cashew nuts,roasted & coarsely chopped 4 shallots thinly sliced 4 …

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Meditation is great. If it’s your thing, there is some research on the benefits here, here, here and here. Life is too busy to relax. Right?.. Naaaaaaaaaaaahhhh. You can be the eye of your storm. Calm amongst the chaos. Things you DON’T need to meditate: – time – bird noises – the ability to sit …

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Brisbane Acupuncture – Research Alert: Knee Osteoarthritis

“Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture, standard care treatment, or waiting for further treatment.” In a 2012 review of 14 Randomized Controlled Trials involving 3,835 patients researchers found that the results indicate that Acupuncture is more effective than standard care in the treatment …

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Green Papaya Salad

Mmmmmmm… crunchy green papaya (paw paw) salad. Salty, sweet, sour (and spicy if you’re so inclined). This is definitely one of our favorites for spring. Green papaya is just normal papaya before it is fully ripe. It’s crunchy and a little sour. Ingredients 4-5 birds eye chilli (optional) 4 small garlic cloves 4 snake beans …

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Acupuncture for Chronic Lower Back Pain: The Latest Research

Chronic lower back pain is defined as: pain in the lower back that lasts longer than 3 months. Investigation into the cause of this ongoing pain has uncovered a complex mix of biological, social and psychological contributing factors. With limited effective diagnostic and treatment options available, Lower Back Pain continues to be a widespread health …

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