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In TCM, summer corresponds to the fire element. It is a season characterised by warmth, heat, and the energy of the sun. This element is associated with the heart, small intestine, pericardium, and triple warmer meridians, which play crucial roles in regulating the body's functions during this season. The Characteristics of Summer: Heat and Yang Energy: Summer represents the peak of Yang energy, which is associated with warmth, light, and activity. Yang energy is at its most powerful during this season, which is why people feel more energetic and lively. Expansion: This is a time for expansio ..read more
To my dear patients, new and old. It is with much sadness that I need to inform you that I must finish practising at Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine (PANM) earlier than expected. I’m going through a personal health challenge at the moment and need to take some time off to reset my energy over the next 6 or more months. I would like to express my sincere thanks to each one of you for trusting me over the last fifteen years to care for your health and wellbeing. I encourage you to give that same trust and belief to the talented team of practitioners at PANM to continue caring for y ..read more
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring is considered to be a time of rejuvenation, growth and new beginnings. It is associated with the wood element, growth, expansion and regeneration. Similar to the way plants energetically expand and grow during this time, so does the human body. The energy of spring is associated with the liver and gallbladder meridians, which play vital roles in the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. According to TCM theory, the liver is responsible for storing and regulating the free flow of Qi, blood and emotions. When the liver Qi is unobstructed, we experi ..read more
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), winter is associated with the water element and corresponds to the kidneys and bladder meridians. Winter is characterised by cold, stillness and darkness. It is a time of conservation, rest, and introspection. The kidneys, considered the "Root of Life," are crucial during this season, as they store our vital essence and provide the foundation for growth and regeneration. TCM views winter as a time to nourish the kidneys, preserve energy, and engage in activities that promote warmth and internal reflection. It emphasises the importance of maintaining warm ..read more