Wednesday, August 24, 2011

David Legge Talk coming up

The Chinese Medicine Society presents a talk and workshop: Thursday 1st September 6.30pm, UTS, City Campus.

David Legge patient workshop and talk: Acupuncture Treatment of the Muscular System Using the Meridian Sinews (the Jing Jin)
David is a well known and successful practitioner in Sydney, author and presenter (seminars coming up soon!). He is well know for his book "Close to the Bone". See if you can see it in the video above ;)

Bring a patient or a case study for another dynamic interactive and fun workshop. Learning and developing a case right in front of your eyes!

Contact Damien to book a case study

Free for members, join on the night. Or only $10. Snacks and drinks provided!

Room details to be announced soon

Friday, August 19, 2011

Communal Community Acupuncture @ Magnolia House, Rose Bay

Communal acupuncture is where a group of people receive an acupuncture treatment in the same room. It's not as crazy as it sounds! 

Firstly a lot of common acupuncture points are easily accessible with clothes on! 

Secondly there is a very pleasant dynamic with a group of people doing the same thing in unison. It's a powerful and transformative process.

In this picture you can see the basic set up and where we practice, in the church hall area. 

For only $19 you get the same acupuncture treatment as compared to regular prices. However with less of the VIP set up, but still the same effect. In fact the effect may even be more profound due to the psychology of the group dynamic, at the very least!

Plus it's not for profit, so you're surrounded by people who love what they are doing. That in itself is a special and lovely feeling.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Waverley Community Garden

A couple of months ago I heard about a community vegetable garden dig in Bondi. Me and a few friends went along as it was no ordinary dig!

This vegetable patch had 2 key main interesting features.

Firstly it was raised about a metre up in steel drums. This was to enable easier no back bend gardening and to keep rodents and animals away.

Secondly there was a clever "wicking bed" system installed to rethink watering techniques for the Australian climate.  A gravel under pit was installed that traps water.Water remains here, doesn't evaporate and the main point is that plants "wick" the water upwards through their root systems. Therefore conserving and using less water and using natural systems to best advantage.

Just recently I went back to have a look and took some pictures of how it was going.

It is thriving!

 Little snow pea plants!
 Snow pea! It was delicious!
 Broccoli: on the way

Monday, August 15, 2011

In between patients: Megan Gale and me

Lunchtime and super models. Here I am with Megan Gale. More about that in a second! In a long break between patients I popped down to Bondi Icebergs to have a cup of tea and review some study for acupuncture. 
One of the great things about Bondi is that there is always something happening and today Megan Gale and a model co-worker where shooting swim suits for David Jones retail store.Probably didn't do as much study as I had planned :P

Me and Megan

Last time i

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting sustainable where I live

30 minutes away from me by bike is a food co-op called Thoughtful Foods, on the grounds at the University of New South Wales. This picture is taken from outside, more about that in a moment!

It's so great to have such a great source of low packaged, bulk purchased organic food. Also on Thursday it's organic veggies delivery day. We get the order in and pack it up. After helping out you get a discount on your already cheap price. So good and such a great feeling to be a part of it!

The picture was taken a few days ago when we decided to let people know we had extra oranges for sale. Chalking on the pavement with kids=fuuuun!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bondi in the Winter Sun

Was at Bondi, near Icebergs the other day. It's Winter here in Sydney but we have had a couple of nice sunny days in amongst it. Have a look at the big waves, a few people surfing and the sea horizon from Bondi!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sacred Fest '11

The Gyuto Monks Chanting

A few weeks ago on a cold night in July , Sydney winter time, I went to a mutlifaith music night at the chapel by the sea, Bondi and it totally surprised me.

I was a bit apprehensive to go, but a friend had invited me and I had nothing else better to do that night, so I went along. I thought it would be preachy, a bit boring and very dull! I really thought it would be lame!

I'm so glad I went though. There were about 4 religious types of music represented that were very uplifting. One that I liked the most I will mention in a moment. However what I discovered at this event were a group of people doing something out of love and community. It was simply an event filled with wholesomeness. I can compare it to eating home baked food, as opposed to fast food. It was just tasty, tasty stuff that left me feeling good.

My favourites were the Gyuto monks. They did their chanting. This is the nasal and throat stuff.. It was inspiring and extraordinary. I felt very different after experiencing it.


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