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Forward momentum, new beginnings & taking action As we all turn a new leaf and venture into the new Lunar Year, many of you might be wondering what is in store for this chapter of our lives. What should we expect in the year of the Dragon? How does this relate to health? There are […]

2024: Year of the yang wood dragon

Chinese Medicine

Cocoon Acupuncture has recently opened a new clinic located in Traralgon. We are looking for other allied health professionals to work in our clinic! We have two rooms available for rent in our lovely space, that you can make your own. If you are an allied health professional such as a physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath, midwife, […]

Allied Health Rooms for rent: Traralgon

Clinic news

Happy New Year to you! I am sitting here by the window looking outside at the fresh and rather warm air- today is going to be 35 degrees where I am. There are lots of colours in the garden and I am fortunate enough to have a stunning Japanese Maple at my window, which I […]

Happy new year!

Clinic news

Chinese medicine cupping therapy

Pain: what to expect from us if you’re coming in with pain Have you ever visited a Chinese Medicine clinic for pain before? Sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain & chronic pain- we see a lot of it. Often seen as a last resort, people come to the clinic seeking help for conditions such as: chronic lower […]

Pain: what to expect from us if you’re coming in with pain

Chinese Medicine

If you’ve visited me in the clinic before, you’ll probably have noticed that at times, there will be remnants of moxa smoke floating through the air. Sometimes it hits you as you walk in the door, perhaps you may even notice a little moxa dust sitting on the window sills.  I promise I do clean […]

A Few Words On Moxa

Chinese Medicine

Welcome back everybody and welcome to a new year. I thought I would start the year off with a little bit of writing on the concept of ‘Wu Wei’- a saying that dates back thousands of years. I think our ancestors were on to something here and their wisdom is needed now more than ever.  […]

Welcoming 2021 with the principle of Wu Wei

Chinese Medicine

Bone broth is often something we encourage, as it has so many benefits for health and wellbeing. It really can be SO good for building qi and yin- which ultimately helps nourish our bodies and build resilience. Incorporating it regularly gives the spleen and stomach a helping hand when it comes to absorbing nutrients and […]

Yummy Bone Broth

Chinese Medicine, Diet

Yin and yang is fundamental to Chinese Medicine theory and philosophy. Incredibly complex and yet so simple. ⁣⁣Here is a brief description of what yin and yang is.  Yin & Yang are opposites⁣Yin and Yang is used to describe opposing qualities and relationships. For example, yin and yang exists at opposite ends of a cycle, […]

Yin & Yang Theory

Chinese Medicine

warm breakfast

When looking around the world at different cultures, it is interesting to note the vast array of breakfasts that are consumed. In Costa Rica, breakfast consists of rice, beans + colourful vegetables. Over in Egypt, the locals eat beans with oil and garlic. In Burma, its rice vermicelli in fish broth. Whilst in Pakistan, breakfast […]

Warm Breakfast- A Must

Chinese Medicine, Diet

Whilst acupuncture has been a common modality throughout China for thousands of years, acupuncture really is in its infancy in Australia. Here is very brief and short article, outlining some of the common questions I get asked in clinic. What is it? Acupuncture is a type of treatment that is provided, based on the overall […]

What is Acupuncture?

Chinese Medicine