Category Archives: Chinese Medicine

Why am I closing True Nature Wellness?

So I made a big decision. After 7 years in full-time clinical practice, I am retiring from it. In Daoist & Confucian philosophy, every person has within them a “true nature”. For many it is buried under layers of conditioning. Enculturation, family patterns, social beliefs, education, trauma, and so on get layered onto our Being.

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5 simple self-care hacks

One of the unique aspects of Chinese Medicine is Five Phase Theory, developed during the Han Dynasty, over 2000 years ago. The theory is based around the Five Elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These were metaphors for describing the nature of change and movement, and how they each mutually generate and constrain each

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The Benefits of Cupping

Recently, I have been receiving many questions from patients with regards to the benefits of cupping. From what I have gathered, there is a lot of confusion regarding the idea that cupping is just a form of treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. So today I am going to set the record straight and tell you why

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Re-Integrating Vitality

And so, on the Day of the Dead, ends four weeks of harmonious clearing, cleansing, and eliminating the turbid waste of life of experience. Ironic of course that I attended a workshop on the yogic and tantric perspectives on death and dying. How is this relevant to my journey over the last four weeks? To

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#Revitalise Day 11: Fear, Death & Sublimation

Fuck! Apologies for the cussing – there is no other word that describes my experiences at present. I realised this morning that so many of my own actions and omissions are based around fear… and ultimately the fearing of death. All fears are just pathways to the one destination, and that is what we as

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#Revitalise Day 5: Ebbs & Flows

Ouch. Two days after tantric yoga, and my body aches… bloody chautarangas! I am beginning my 3 day pre-cleanse period, preparing to start the cleansing process properly from next week. I’ve had to modify this slightly, to take into account my constitution and daily needs at the moment. As I’ve learned through Chinese Medicine, there

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October #Revitalise Day 4: Developing Gradually

Last night I began anew my relationship with yoga. Specifically, the Awaken Beginner Series, which has been calling me for about a year now. Even after doing my own embodied practices almost daily, I know I can gently push my edge further and further out. And this is where tantric yoga comes in for me. It

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October #Revitalise Day 2: Learning to Fly

Another beautiful, sunny day, the sunshine streaming through my window, waking me up nice and early. I love this time of year. My day began with my usual walk+Qi Gong in the park near where I live, with its indigenous revegetation, its meandering pathways, and the gentle flow of the creek. As I was silencing

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Qi Gong & Performance Enhancement

This week’s video-blog is about my recent musings on how my Qi Gong practice has gone up a level with the introduction of certain Tantric and Kriya Yoga techniques, and how this embodiment practice is benefiting my health and general daily performance. And don’t forget that this coming Saturday August 22 afternoon 1-5pm there is

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Vitality: the true nature of the physical body

In this video, Peter discusses the notion of your physiological body in the context of the 3 Treasures framework. Also referred to as Jing, the densest and most yin of the 3 Treasures covers all aspects of physicality within the human microcosm. If you would like to know more about these concept and how they

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