Pet Health: Holistic Approaches

“What I see commonly in dogs and cats is arthritis. So, increasing blood flow is really beneficial for the circulation and with that brings anti-inflammatory properties – and pain relief.” Sharlene McInnes is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultant and veterinary acupuncturist, based in Wellington, New Zealand. She specializes in the field of holistic animal...

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How to catch a cold… A story for everyone

There is no virtue in recalling the exact moment it occurred. At this point, it might be better to make acceptance (and tissues) your primary focus. It’s tempting to imagine how (and when) this stealthy intruder breached the gates of your now apparently wide-open immune system – but it might be more energy efficient to...

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“Health, Stress and Breathing”

“Sometimes we hold onto stress and don’t make the necessary changes to reduce it. After a while, it effects all the systems of our body. It is very damaging and depleting.” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, Sharon Conroy, says our daily stressors are significant and the way we deal with our worry can have a...

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Reiki therapy

“Energy is all around us. What Reiki does is give you a very positive life force energy, to dispel the negative.” As a practitioner of both Reiki and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Sharon Conroy uses Reiki as a complementary therapy alongside acupuncture, cupping, or Chinese massage. She feels incorporating Reiki into her base treatments goes...

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Cupping Therapy

When it comes to the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of “cupping” you can even have it with fire, if you are so inclined. Cupping is a relaxing, effective and time-honoured method for treating a multitude of ailments including muscle and back pain, arthritis, respiratory issues, migraines, infertility and circulatory imbalances. The technique applies cups of...

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ABCs of acupuncture

It is 10 a.m. and acupuncturist Sharon Conroy has a full day ahead of her. This is typical for the ten-year veteran of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as acupuncture has become one of the most popular modalities of alternative or complementary therapy utilized in the treatment of chronic pain and injury. Years ago, the treatment...

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