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Audacious Health

PO Box 226 Landsborough QLD 4550 AU

Audacious Health

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The Emotional Aspect of Health and Acupuncture

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 6:59 PM
We’ve talked around this topic for quite some time but today let’s get down to it.  In Chinese Medicine it was a truth that your body health is a reflection of your thinking. 
 
Modern science tells us:
 
·       Our thought patterns influence our health
·       Pain affects our psychology
·       Our emotional health is part of our health as a whole
 
So why don’t we just relax and enjoy good health in the lovely surrounds of the Glasshouse Mountains, Landsborough Mooloolah and Beerwah?  Is thinking happy thoughts a cure for disease? 
 
Well.  It’s a funny thing but science seems to keep finding evidence that it certainly helps.
 
Chinese Medicine had a very clear association with the emotions and their connection with organs in the body:
 
·       The Lung and Large Intestine organ pair was affected by Sadness and grief
·       The Stomach and Spleen organ pair was affected by worry
·       The Heart and Small Intestine organ pair was affected by excess joy
·       The Liver and Gallbladder organ pair was affected by anger
·       The Kidneys and Bladder organ pair was affected by fear
 
As with so many of the relationships in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture this relationship was understood to work in both directions.  For example exposure to fear could produce an imbalance in the Kidneys and produce lower back pain as a pattern.  At the same time an imbalance in the Kidneys can manifest as fearful emotions. 
 
So how do we apply this in knowledge in daily life:
 
1.     Check in.  Is it possible that your emotions are not in balance? 
2.     Understand that physical conditions may not have purely physical causes.
3.     Understand that emotional conditions may not have purely emotional causes.
 
Acupuncture was traditionally used to balance the energy of organ systems.  In modern times as we experience greater pressures perhaps this traditional system of healing is exactly what we need.

 

Planning - the 90 Day plan

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 4:44 AM
Do you plan to achieve big things?  Weight loss, learning a new skill, running a certain distance?

Often we make grand plans to achieve something in a year or longer and if we don't achieve that goal we can be discouraged.

Sometimes just looking at a year long goal can be disheartening.  Can I really walk 10KM when I haven't walked more that a short walk before?

One of our mentors recently suggest having a 12 week (or 90 day) plan.  A 90 day plan is a good start with managing your time and tasks in achieving your goals.  

Here's the process in 6 easy steps.


  1. Start by looking at your big plan.  What do you want to achieve? (e.g. walk the Kokoda track) and write this down
  2. What would you like to achieve in the next 90 days towards that goal?(e.g. Be able to walk 10 Kilometres at a time) and write this down
  3. What will you achieve weekly by week?(e.g. Week 1 be able to walk 2 kilometres, week 2 walk e able to walk 3 kilometres etc) and write this down
  4. What will you achieve each day? (e.g. Week 1, day 1 buy hiking shoes, week 1 day 2 walk 1 kilometre) and write this down
  5. Each day refer to your daily plan and do what the plan says.  Some days you will - some days you won't.  Life happens.
  6. Each 90 days look back with curious fascination to see how you have progressed.

90 days is a great period to break down goals to..
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5 Things You Must Know for Winter...

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 7:37 AM
Winter is on its way.  Autumn may have had a bit of a false start but the Winter chill is now upon us…

Here are 5 key tips for Winter
 
1.     Understand that you may have lower energy.  We just don’t have as much energy in Winter as we do in Summer.  Some clients feel more energized as they don’t have to battle the Summer heat but at the heart of it you have less energy.

2.     Cut out the cold foods.  Chinese Medicine never favours cold foods.  As we transition to Winter it is critical not to indulge in cold foods such as ice cream and cold drinks.

3.     Focus on nourishing, easy to digest foods.  Bring on the soups – we just don’t digest as well in Winter as we do in Summer so cooking foods well takes some of the workload off your digestive system.

4.     Sleep well.  We need more sleep in Winter so earlier nights and later mornings.

5.     Relax.  As the change of season challenges your system it’s great to remember to look after yourself, schedule time out from work and enjoy being.

2017 Christmas Calendar

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 7:34 PM
Back by popular demand we have a new Christmas calendar full of inspiring, challenging and fun things to do in the lead up to Christmas.  Seasons wishes to everyone and a heartfelt thank you for your support in 2017. 


May you be happy, safe and well and all those you love enjoy the same.


What is Audacious Health Anyway?

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 7:01 AM
Audacious Health isn't just the name of our company.  It's so much more..

Before we even get to the Audacious word what is this health word?

What does it mean to be health(y)?

One way to look at health (and quite a popular way in the West) is that health is simply the absence of disease.  If the tests don't show you are sick you're healthy.  Right?  Wrong..  We've all had an experience where we weren't sick.  But then we weren't exactly healthy.  A simple example is where someone feels 10% less energetic than they previously were.  They aren't sick - but their health is diminished.

So that's where Audacious Health comes in.  Audacious Health is the way we sometimes, without explanation, feel great.  It's the sensation when every thing is flowing.  Colours are bright, smells are clear and we feel up to the challenges that we face and keen to embrace life.

Why Audacious Health then?  When we started Audacious Health we wanted to help our clients strive to feel amazing, super, fantastic.  The kind of person that other people notice and say "I wish I was more like him/her".  We only  keep being more and more passionate about audacious health

Of course achieving audacious health means addressing the aches, pains, grumbles and gripes that sometimes afflict us.  Our objective is clear: to strive for audacious health.  Audacious Health lies way beyond just not being sick.....  Are you ready to be Audacious?


Does Food Matter?

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 8:24 AM
Modern science has found, proved and revised many links between what we eat and our health.  Recent research has also established links between what we eat and our moods and emotions.

None of this is news to Traditional Chinese Medicine  (TCM) that has long explored the connection between the food we eat and our energetic systems.

Foods in TCM are categorised based on factors such as:

  • Cooling or heating effect
  • Ability to raise or lower energy
  • Increasing Yin or Yang
  • Ability to build blood
  • Specific effects on individual organ systems

Food is a particularly interesting topic in TCM that we will look at further in future posts.  The first step to using food for health is to observe the relationship between what you eat and your energy, general health and any specific conditions you experience.

Simply observing what foods impact your health and making adjustments can often produce great results.


Rest... Essential or nice to have

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 4:58 AM
Rest is often seen as an 'additional extra' in our modern world.  But is it?

Many essential body and mental healing processes only occur during rest..

But isn't sleeping enough?  Sleeping is important but sleeping isn't rest and rest isn't sleeping..

Examples of activities you might find restful:

  • Reading a book for entertainment
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Gardening
  • Walking (with our without your dog)
  • Writing
  • Watching a sunrise or sunset

Resting activities are proving to have similar benefits to meditation for our health....

Want More Energy?

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 11:31 PM
It's almost a silly question.  So many people want more energy.  No amount of money can buy more energy and those with plenty of energy don't seem to want for much.  But how do we get more energy.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long revered energy and longevity.  Of course life isn't just about quantity; quality of life is key.


4 tips for greater energy:

  1. Move - movement is great for promoting energy - find a movement style that suits you.  Walking, dancing and tai chi are great forms of movement that move your energy - moving energy reduces blockages and results in more energy - magic.
  2. Decide Where your Energy Goes - watch where your energy goes - are you dedicating time and energy where it matters or is some energy being lost to worrying about situations you cannot change or persisting with situations that you can?
  3. Use your Energy Wisely - having decided where you want to put your energy, how little energy can you expend to achieve your outcome?
  4. Rest - rest is a great investment - having a little down time makes us more efficient and effective when we do work and more than makes up for the time lost resting.

TCM acknowledges that our energy is a precious resource to be used mindfully.


Wishing you plenty of energy..