Posts By: Belinda Falconar

Winter Byte One – Lower Tan Tien

This Winter Byte blog focuses on the health of your lower abdomen and lower back – which is the centre of your power. In Chinese Medicine it’s called the Lower Tan Tien and is related to the Water element which is associated with Winter, the Kidneys and Bladder. This area below the belly button is described… Read more »

20 Tips To Improve Your Immunity Naturally

20 Tips to Improve your Immunity Naturally Reduce your work/life stresses – learn to live within your means energetically. You know you should say “no” to requests when you smile and say “yes”. We humans are such people pleasers – we want to avoid conflict at all costs! Look out for people/situations/places that drain your energy and… Read more »

Tips for your Spring Detox!

Happy Spring everyone….we made it through the winter…yay! I’m loving the energetic changes that spring brings…lighter in the mornings and evenings, lots of flowers and blossoms about and a bit more spring in the step… If you are feeling a bit spring-less, maybe you need to do some internal spring cleaning. As an acupuncturist and… Read more »

Review of the 5:2 Intermittent fasting ~ The Fast Diet

My husband and I recently decided to try the Fast Diet and have now completed 5 weeks. The Fast Diet was created by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer I had read about this diet some time ago and thought it sounded like a good idea with lots of health benefits, however I procrastinated about… Read more »

Happy Menstrual Cycles

Happy Menstrual Cycles It’s been a profound revelation to me that periods don’t need to be a painful, negative experience for women. Whilst a small percentage of women suffer extreme pain from endometriosis, thought to be an autoimmune condition, another small percentage suffer no pain at all, but for most women, menstrual discomfort and premenstrual… Read more »

Ancient Medicine, Modern Choice

Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that is fast becoming an integral part of mainstream medicine worldwide. In China, where acupuncture originated over 3,000 years ago, acupuncture is fully integrated within the hospital system. In New Zealand, ACC supports the use of acupuncture as it alleviates pain, speeds healing and enables people to resume normal… Read more »