Dr Kaiyan (Carrie) Li From Healing Pond Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Centre in Box Hill, Melbourne health recommendations for the month of February is;
February brings about the energy of Yang Fire- small intestine and the shoulder and the Wood Tiger- gall bladder and veins . As the wood feeds the fire the fire issues will be present for the month.
In Chinese medicine, small intestine in charge of separating the nutrition from food and sending them to the body, in the meantime passing all the remainings to either the bladder or bowel to cleanse. Thus the small intestine in charge of the absorption function in the digestive process and the formation of urine. If too much fire in the small intestine, people can easily suffer from urination track infection (UTI) causing painful or frequent urination. In order to prevent UTI, people need to drink enough water to clear the fire and not hold in the urine. Also small intestine channel runs through the shoulder, if any blockage in the channel, people would suffer from shoulder stiffness and pain. Keep the shoulder covered and don’t expose them in the wind/air-conditioning/fan.
Because the gallbladder is under stress this month, try to avoid fatty foods and keep your emotion steady. Regularly use your hands to cup/massage the outer side of your thighs where the gallbladder channel run through could help the free flow of energy in the gallbladder.
A little about Dr Carrie Li;
Carrie comes from a family practicing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over a century. Her great grandfather and grandfather were well respected doctors in Guangdong province, China since late 19th century. Her father is also a professor of paediatrics in Chinese medicine in Guangzhou University of TCM.
Carrie is specialized in paediatric, gynaecological, digestive, and respiratory diseases. She has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 1998 and was award a Bachelor’s Degree (1998), Master Degree (2004) and PhD (2009) for her excellent research in asthma management in Children. In 2007, Carrie migrated to Melbourne to start her practice together with lecturing in Southern School of Natural Therapy and Endeavor College of Natural Therapy in Melbourne, Australia.
Carrie is very passionate about her work with patients. She always tries to understand and manage a variety of health problems with a holistic approach. The responses of patents to her treatments are surprisingly positive.
Chinese medicine came from ancient philosophy. The fundamental belief of TCM is that everything in the world could be categorized into 5 elements: metal, wood, water, earth, fire: therefore the 5 elements interact with each other.
As part of nature, the human body can interact in the same way. The body can change according to the environment (season, weather, location etc.); the different organs which are categorized into 5 elements, interact with each other, and keep the yin & yang balance. If this balance is broken, diseases would occur. Based on the patient’s unique constitution, considering his/her surrounding environment, a tailored treatment plan based on the 5 elements of TCM can be recommended to bring the body into a harmonious state.
This is just a health guide based on the effects of the month of February 2019
For more information related to your own health constitution, please contact Dr Carrie Li directly through her website www.healingpond.com.au