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  • Ben Heathcote

Clinic Newsletter, November 2023

Greetings from Melbourne Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Clinic! As November dawns upon us, spring continues to bloom in the Southern hemisphere. This month, we're excited to share more insights from the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help you stay balanced and healthy during this vibrant season.

Harnessing the Energy of Spring Spring represents the Wood element in TCM, a time of growth and renewal. As the weather warms up and nature bursts with life, it's essential to align our health with the energy of the season.

Nurturing Your Liver and Gallbladder In TCM, the Liver and Gallbladder are associated with the Wood element. These organs play a crucial role in our body's overall balance. When imbalanced, you might experience symptoms such as irritability, allergies, or digestive issues. TCM offers solutions like acupuncture and herbal therapies to promote liver and gallbladder health.

Recipe for Spring Wellness: TCM Inspired Stir-Fry Spring Greens and Chicken Stir-Fry Celebrate the season with a nutritious stir-fry that complements the rising Yang energy of spring: Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced

  • A variety of spring vegetables (bok choy, asparagus, snap peas, and broccoli)

  • Ginger and garlic, minced

  • Light soy sauce

  • Sesame oil

  • Brown rice (optional)


  1. Heat sesame oil in a pan and stir-fry chicken until cooked.

  2. Add ginger and garlic, followed by your choice of spring vegetables.

  3. Add a splash of light soy sauce for flavor.

  4. Serve over brown rice for a wholesome meal.

TCM Benefit: This dish supports the body's harmony by incorporating seasonal ingredients that resonate with the Wood element. It provides nutrients and vitality for your well-being.

Join Us on the Journey to Better Health We're here to support you on your wellness journey throughout the vibrant spring season. Whether you're an existing patient or new to our clinic, we're dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and balance through the wisdom of TCM.

Stay tuned for next month's newsletter as we embrace the summer season. We'll explore TCM strategies to keep you vibrant and thriving as the weather continues to warm up.

In the meantime, feel free to explore our website for more information, resources, and to schedule your next appointment. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your health concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Wishing you a healthy and harmonious November! Warm regards,

Ben Heathcote

Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Melbourne Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Clinic



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