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Winter Wonders | Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa Cough Syrup

Posted in 'General' on July 8, 2017

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa our 'go to' COUGH SYRUP!!!!

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa is our favourite traditional remedy for sore throat and cough.  Most importantly it has a pleasant taste to it and many patients have indicated that they have no trouble administering it to their children.   It is quickly becoming one of our most frequently loved remedies by our patients, especially with the children.

Pei Pa Koa, was formulated over 400 years ago, containing a concoction of 15 herbs. It contains NO alco

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The 2 week gut cleanse (Part 3 of 3)

Posted in 'Rebecca's Blog' on March 9, 2017

Repopulating the good stuff -

A cast-iron stomach

If you have read Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, by now you will have done most of the cleansing work, and been off the stuff that causes the issues for a week or so.   The third step in the process is to boost the beneficial bacteria which are usually naturally present, to create a balanced internal digestive ecosystem.

What IS the good stuff and why do I need it?

Your gut needs certain types of help

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The 2 week gut cleanse (Part 2 of 3)

Posted in 'Rebecca's Blog, General, Recipes' on March 3, 2017

Note: If you haven't seen Part 1 yet, best to read it for context first.


First things first.  It's really, REALLY important that while you're doing this cleanse, you don't put anything in that is causing the problems in the first place.   That means AVOIDING* the following:

Alcohol - alcohol creates sugar as a metabolic by-product, and also contributes to inflammation by creating "Heat".  Beer is particularly problematic because of its

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The 2 week gut cleanse (Part 1 of 3)

Posted in 'Rebecca's Blog, General' on February 25, 2017

This article is in three parts, because you need some time to "digest" the information before undertaking any type of "cleanse".  Part 1 introduces the conditions during which it may be useful.  Part 2 explains Week 1, and Part 3 explains Week 2.

The Conditions in your gut

Ok, so you've eaten too much over the holidays, or you've had a family thing, or you've just been to a party, or you've got sick and taken two courses of antibiotics and now every time you eat you feel blo

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3 Ways to Improve Treatment Outcomes and Get Well Sooner

Posted in 'Rebecca's Blog, General' on January 8, 2017

1. Attend appointments when a practitioner suggests you attend them.
Acupuncture treatment gains momentum as you keep having it, much like a snowball effect. Most acupuncturists will let you know what the plan is for treating your health problem after the second consultation. The reason it isn't done immediately after the first treatment is because it is often unclear how a patient will respond to the treatment, so the practitioner will wait to see what changes occur, and then devise a

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Rebecca's Tips for Healthy Eating

Posted in 'Rebecca's Blog, General' on January 8, 2017
5 Principles of healthy eating 

Although Chinese medicine dietary suggestions are very specific, there are a few basic guidelines for eating healthy, no matter what your health condition or constitutional type. 

Avoid cold or frozen foods.  

Even if you have a hot constitution or condition, eating or drinking straight from the fridge is not a wise idea.  In Chinese medicine terms, Cold can impact on the digestive system, causing it to slow down and prevent absorption, as well as reduci

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Posted in 'Rebecca's Blog, General, Chinese Herb of the Week' on December 29, 2016

A lot of people don't use Chinese herbs because they aren't sure what's in them.  To demystify them, introduce them to the world and share with you all how fantastic they are, we've created this weekly blog.  In it, we'll cover a new herb every week, and show how some familiar, and some not so familiar herbs are used to improve health and well being throughout Asia and other parts of the world. 

Ju Hua 

Latin name: Chrysanthemum morifolium

Commonly known as: Chrysanthemum flower

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DIY Almond Mylk

Posted in 'Recipes, Morgan's Blog' on November 28, 2016

Have you ever thought about making your own Almond Mylk? or any nut mylk at all? You may be surprised to know that it's SUPER easy! You can alter the recipe to make as much or as little milk as you like, how sweet the milk is and even how thick it is too! More and more people are becoming increasingly health conscious and with this rise - people are also listening to their bodies more! FINALLY!! as milk and gluten intolerances are on the rise, why not stay away from those nasty 2 as well
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