Wowzers! While seeing patients today I’ve realised we are well on the way towards the end of January and I’ve been so busy in the clinic that I have been neglecting The Wellness Ninja updates. Apologies!
The Capricorn in me is trying to manage the situation with a level of careful thought and organisation right now starting with some reflection and planning for the future – which has involved a carefully written list that may be further developed into a very nerdy excel spreadsheet!
Many of us are also taking this approach to optimising various aspects of our lives with the new year (eg. health, finance, relationships, fun and relaxation). I’ve seen many patients this month wanting to start detox and weight loss programs, and others who are motivated to tackle old injuries and chronic health problems. However, if you feel as though you have missed the new year bandwagon, never fear, there’s always the Chinese New Year in just a few weeks – another new beginning and fresh start!
So, on reflection, I thought I’d share a few of the posts that have been most popular since I started this little blog a few years ago:
- Bruise remedies for martial artists, athletes and the accident prone
- The acupuncturist and the broken heart
- Summer skin treat – the DIY salt scrub
- Scuba diving: extreme relaxation
- The natural medicine guide to surviving the Kokoda Challenge ( or other 100km hike)
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): can natural medicine help?
- Karate: unlock the free flow of Ki
- Darkside decadence: the gluten-free biscuit
- A treat to settle a sick tummy
- How to have breakfast like an emperor (or empress) everyday
I have had a few requests for some blogs on topics such as:
- What would be the top three herbs a Jedi Knight would take?
- How does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) view different types of alcohol beverages? (After all, medicinal wines are a TCM treatment method.)
Have you got a burning health question you think The Wellness Ninja needs to tackle? Let me know!
This year will be jam packed with some excellent seminars and of course further Traditional Chinese Medicine masters study at UWS. Fertility, digestion and paediatrics are all on the schedule, and yes, you’ll be reading all about it. So stay tuned for a wealth of interesting bits and bobs on health, natural beauty, fitness and martial arts.
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.