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Winter is here - Stephen Pate

Daylight hours are short and the Winter season has swept over the Peninsula.

Dark and cold is associated with the properties of yin whilst light and warmth is associated with properties of Yang. During winter Chinese medicine promotes changes in activity levels, a warming diet and more sedentary lifestyle focusing on enriching the Yin.

Winter is associated with wind and cold in Chinese Medicine and an increase of patients presenting conditions of cold and flu, arthritis, wry neck, malaise and general soreness.

 The Australian Winter sporting season is also almost half way through and we are seeing large amounts of injuries and conditions associated with increased activity and impact injuries.

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