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Alex hutong doorAlex Tan, our resident Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Educator, offers a unique blend of Eastern Medicine with a Western Perspective.

Alex is a trained TCM clinician with a passion for preventative health and strongly supports health education. Alex runs a full-time Chinese Medicine Clinic as well as preventative health programs and workshops that allow you to immerse yourself in a new perspective of health and learning.

The aim is to help you discover the transformative powers of Eastern Health practices for restoring and maintaining balance, health and happiness.

Straight Bamboo TCM Clinic

Open 5-days a week for Chinese Medicine and related treatments. Services include Acupressure, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua-sha & Massage, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Lifestyle Consultation.

Contact Alex or use the online booking system for appointments – click ‘book now’

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Inhale the best of Chinese Medicine prevention and culture with…..

‘Preventative health programs and workshops empower people through the learning of Eastern health information and practices that allow a better understanding of the relationship between our environment, lifestyle and health’

Eat Sleep Breathe

Alex’s keystone workshop about Chinese Medicine and preventative health

Eat, Sleep, Breathe 2-hours x 5 sessions, next scheduled workshop starting May 21 & May 25 – In this five-session program Alex gives you a complete theory and practical on how and why you need to incorporate Asian health and lifestyle practices into your daily routine – interested in this workshop come to the free talk May 14 or May 18 – private workshops available by request

You can find out more by attending

Free Ancient Chinese Secrets to unlock your true potential 90-mins, May 14 or May 18 – We will investigate how such different models of health and medicine developed in the east and west. How can we use both eastern and western ideas to improve our health and how to incorporate these into our daily lives?

Chinese Medicine Tours

For short-term travellers or guests try these inspiring introductions to Chinese Medicine

Chinese Metaphysics Walk: Scheduled tours twice a week – March thru November 2014 – The Path to Health, Longevity & Immortality:  private tours available by request – half-day and full-day tour programs

Qi of Food 90-mins, March 20Qi is simultaneously energy, consciousness and information. Human Beings are designed to feel the Qi of the Earth using their senses – the colours, shapes, flavours and fragrances. If you eat steamed dumplings, why must it come with a soup or porridge? Why should we eat more bitter foods in winter? Why do people in the hot-humid regions love spicy food?

Other workshops include:

TCM Dietary Therapy – Part 1 Food Energetics 90-mins, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 5, Apr 23, May 14, Jun 4, Jul 9, Sep 3, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3  – How is nutrition explained in the East? What are the key differences? Can we use this information in a practical sense?

TCM Dietary Therapy – Part 2: Eat well and stay healthy the TCM way 90-mins,  Mar 12, May 21, Jul 16, Sept 10, Nov 26 – Find out how we use Chinese food energetic information in a practical sense to harmonize seasonal change, or your own personal imbalances according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The Benefits of Breathwork 90-mins, Jan 22, Mar 26, May 28, Jul 30, Sept 17, Nov 19 – Breathing is a master key to the self-healing. We will explore the dynamics and methods of breathing well from both an ancient Eastern and modern medicine point of view

Introduction to Chinese Herbs 90-mins,  Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 9, May 7, Jun 11, Jul 23, Sept 24, Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10 – Ever wanted to know how to use all those Chinese medicines on the shelf in the local pharmacy? How does herbal medicine work?

TCM Culinary Series 2.5-hours,  coming back soon 2014 – Come join us in our kitchen and take a step into the realm of the nutritional wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While TCM adheres to no “one diet fits all” perspective, there are certain nutritional and culinary guidelines that you can learn and take back to your home kitchen. In each class you will learn three healthy and delicious seasonal recipes that follow the principles of the Traditional Chinese Medicine’s nutritional ways. And each class will bring you a step closer to a heavenly kitchen and a healthier diet.

Qi Gong introduction see ‘Chinese Metaphysics walk’ – morning qi gong’ TCM tour program or for a complete Qi Gong program see Eat Sleep Breathe

For more visit www.straight


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