I have been lucky enough to spend the 2012/13 transition at the Woodford Folk Festival. Again this year I was speaking at the fabulous Blue Lotus health and healing venue with my wonderful naturopathic colleague, Kathleen Murphy.
We spoke on “Gluten & Grain Intolerance” and “Vegetarian v Omnivore diets”. Kath gave the nutrition essentials and I was able to give the Traditional Chinese Medicine spin on each of these. Both talks were well attended with a great crowd who asked lots of excellent questions. If you were there, thanks for being such an awesome audience – especially if you came to our New Year’s Day morning talk. Good health vibes to you!
Additionally, we ran a new workshop in the Children’s Festival this year – “Bath time – soothe time”. In essence it was all about calming babies and small children before bed. We chatted about good digestion tips, essential oils, herbal teas, acupressure and massage. The highlight for me was giving a four-year old her first massage – she just about melted into her chair. See, massage is for all ages, and kids (big and little) love ’em!
I’ll write more on the gluten and diet talks on this blog in coming days. So stay tuned.
So, as usual, I have returned to reality, still with my post-festival glow (why do I love Woodford? – find out here) and hit the ground running at HealthWise Clinic practicing Monday to Friday for all of January. If you are in need of re-stoking your glow for 2013 come and see me in the clinic.
May 2013 be your most radiant year yet!
For further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture). Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), massage therapy and natural health at her Broadbeach clinic and is the Chinese Medicine Senior Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health Gold Coast campus.