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Dr. Shura Ford

Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist •chinese medicine🎋 •acupuncture •cosmetic acupuncture💆🏻‍♀️ •cupping •herbal medicine🌿 •gua sha •moxibustion🔥

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Ever wise @leunigstudio and the joy of missing out. Relevant on so many levels. I’ve put this here for reflections on the fear of missing out and overcommitting at this time of year but when I first spotted this as a cutout from @theagephoto it resonated with me about our seachange choice and the contentment of a simple life on the coast without the relentless drive to do and be more.

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The stunning nature of Point Addis captured by @jacobhestonvibes - such a beautiful place. Just looking at this picture invokes calm and peace for me. The intensity of this time of year is building for so many of my patients. So much busy-ness and rushing and commitments and fear of missing out. I always encourage them to spend time in nature if they feel overwhelmed- so grounding - it helps to be present and mindful. #Torquay #surfcoast #nature #ocean #thegreatoceanroad #greatoceanroad #peace #calm #relaxation #busyness #mindfulness #meditation #health #holistichealth #balance #healthcoach

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Conjured up the yummiest little creations for my lovely friend @donnasparx birthday party at the weekend. Brown rice and sweet potato balls coated in dulse flakes, sesame seeds and hemp seeds. I haven’t posted any recipes on my website for a while. This one is definitely worthy. They were so good that I‘ll be repeating them for my street xmas party in a few weeks #partyfood #vegan #nutrientdense #glutenfree #riceball #riceballs #acupuncturist #herbalist #healthyfood #healthysnacks #bringaplate

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Final Bali Sunset 🤩🍸 #thelawn #cangu #bali #holidays

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Bali + food + yoga = bliss 🙌🏻🌞🥥🥗🧘🏼‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️ #bali #holidays #acupuncturist #herbalist #wandering

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Balancing life. Feeling nourished and rejuvenated. It is truly amazing what can be achieved with a few days of space and time 💗 This trip I have overcome an honestly paralyzing fear that had been holding me back from adventure for many many years. I’m very proud of myself 🤩 Not even sure how it started originally but it was completely impossible for me to be a passenger on a bike. That’s a big deal when you’re a kid living on a big farm, then again when your husband rides a motorbike and again when you travel to Asian countries like Indonesia and Thailand... I wouldn’t and couldn’t get on a bike it completely and irrationally freaked me out so I just avoided it.....My friend @greatoceanyoga offered to try a technique with me to rewire and undo the fear and it worked! I can now happily ride on the back of a bike. Thankyou @greatoceanyoga - honestly life changing. 🙏🏻 #brainplasticity #powerofthemind #fear #canggu #bali #gratitude #balance #life #tao #themagicofbali #travel #adventure #change #growth

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Happy days in Canggu 🌞🌴🍉🍓#holidays #canggu

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***please share***Today is world acupuncture day. A day to spread the word about the benefits of acupuncture and to raise public awareness of acupuncture worldwide. Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It involves the insertion of fine sterile, stainless steel needles into specific points along the body’s meridians.  Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world, originating in China more then 4,000 years ago. During an acupuncture session needles are inserted into selected acupuncture points and then retained for around 30 minutes. Acupuncture is not painful as many people would expect, it can in fact elicit a deeply relaxing feeling and many people fall asleep during treatment. There are hundreds of acupuncture points on the body. Each point has it’s own attributes, nature and function. Points are selected according to these functions and the diagnosed Chinese medicine pattern of disharmony To become a registered acupuncturist in Australia requires at a minimum a 4 year bachelor of health science degree, a MINIMUM of 1000 hours of clinical acupuncture practice and a minimum of 20hrs per year of continuing professional education. #justsaying #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #worldacupunctureday #worldacupunctureday2018 #integrativemedicine #acupuncturist #traditionalchinesemedicine #traditionalmedicine #orientalmedicine #health #wellness #naturalmedicine #naturalhealth #peace #tao #iloveacupuncture #acupuncturerocks #acupunctureworks #cosmeticacupuncture #fertility #musculoskeletal #stress #Torquay #Surfcoast #Newtown #Geelong

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Thats a wrap! What a wonderful event. So many passionate practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine drawn together from all over the world for the greater good of our clients and our profession. Loved the learning and also catching up with my peers and colleagues including @savzakis who I finished uni with 18 years ago and TCM fertility practitioner, academic and author Jane Lyttleton 🙌🏻🙏🏻 #iicmc #iicmc2018 #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #fertility #integrativemedicine #acupuncturist #herbalist #naturalmedicine #naturaltherapist #womenshealth #traditionalchinesemedicine #conference #seminar #alwayslearning #ivf #ivfsupport #infertility #ttc #janelyttleton #reproductivemedicine

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When in the city of Melbourne it is compulsory to seek out restaurants hidden down cobblestone laneways with wonderful friends. Thankyou @kimchi_pete and @restaurant_shik for delighting my tastebuds with fermented and herbal foods #nettle, #perilla and #lotus root 👌🏻 #koreanfood #fermentedfood #melbourne #melbournefood #melbournecity #herbalist

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Conference time! The International integrative Chinese medicine conference on fertility started yesterday - I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks! Soaking up knowledge from the experts in fertility, gynecology, assisted reproduction and IVF, embryology and acupuncture research. Let’s go Day 2 @iicmc 💫👩🏼‍💻🙌🏻 #iicmc #iicmc2018 #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #fertility #integrativemedicine #acupuncturist #herbalist #naturalmedicine #naturaltherapist #traditionalchinesemedicine #conference #seminar #alwayslearning #ivf #ivfsupport #infertility #ttc #reproductivemedicine

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Who has hayfever?! Seems heaps of you lately, each day I’m having a few clients with symptoms. I’ve had a headcold for a week so I’ve done some more self acupuncture. This is me make up free doing what I call my unicorn and whiskers acupuncture treatment to clear the sinuses. I also use these points during my cosmetic acupuncture treatments. 🦄🐭 #acupuncture #acupuncturist #chinesemedicine #traditionalchinesemedicine #hayfever #sinus #torquay #surfcoast #newtown #geelong #cosmeticacupuncture #facialacupuncture

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November.....seriously?? Seasonal produce for the second last month of the year - bring on the berries 🍓🍒🍋🍊🥕 🌱 via @vicfarmersmarkets. Also FYI - now is the time to plant your own tomatos in your garden 🍅🍅🍅 #vicfarmersmarkets #healthyfood #seasonalfood #nutrients #produce #eatrealfood #health #nutrition #fruit #vegetables #herbs #vitamins #minerals #antioxidants #eatarainbow #leafygreens #herbs #growyourownfood #gardening #Spring #springgardens #naturalmedicine #acupuncturist #herbalist #eatyourgreens #torquay #surfcoast #Newtown #geelong #chinesemedicine #naturalmedicine

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