12.07.17more

5 tips to stay strong for the winter

Our acupuncturists Chantel shares her top 5 quick tips for staying strong, healthy and warm this cold Melbourne Winter!     #1 In winter, meals should be nutritious and warming, lots of stews and soups # 2 A small amount of spirits or wine is good to warm the system up, …

18.06.17more

DETOXING: is it a necessity or just a nice idea?

I am often asked by clients if there really is a need for us to detox on a regular basis. I always answer this question with a big resounding yes! Naturopathic concepts of internal cleansing have been around for a long time and concepts of cleaning and detoxification have formed …

08.06.17more

ingredients panels – how to cut through the jargon to make delicious choices

We all understand the need and benefits of having a nutritious diet for ourselves and are keen to give our children the best start in life. Unfortunately, between conflicting research – think about the debate on red meat, diet fads that become nutrition urban myths; such as fruit is too …

08.06.17more

allergy season smoothie

Are you one of the thousands of melbournians who sneeze, sniffle and eye-scratch their way through the change of season? If so, using particular foods as medicine is a great adjunct to your other herbal or acupuncture treatments. This vibrant smoothie contains antioxidants that aid to reduce inflammation, nutrients to …

08.06.17more

Going coconuts over oil

Welcome to the Coconut oil obsession! It has a great reputation for a good reason, it’s a super functional food with so many benefits. Coconut oil contains fatty acids known as medium-chain saturated acids (MCFAS). MCFAs are triglycerides, a type of saturated fat, but not the nasty ones. Their unique …

14.11.16more

Happy You, Happy Bowels, ISB WHO?

The constant bloating feelings after meals, the pain in your stomach along with diarrhoea and/or constipation are all common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. People with IBS carry their stress in their digestive system. Stress can cause people with IBS to experience constipation and difficulty moving their bowels or the …

15.11.16more

WARM FIG + CACAO CHIA PUDDING

On my never ending quest to love chia I stumbled across this little creation. Let me digress a little here … Remember when you were a kid and, most likely, you didn’t love your vegetables. Chances are your mum came up with the ingenious idea of using tomato sauce as …

15.11.16more

ways to naturally ease pms

Acupuncture is hugely diverse and ranges greatly in its ability to heal and ease symptoms of almost any kind. I have spent most of my clinical experience helping women with menstrual or hormonal imbalances, either with the view of assisting them in falling pregnant, ease bad moods or just overall …

28.02.14more

Our Virtually Effortless Guide to Autumn

It’s unsurprising that acupuncturists preach the importance of living with the seasons. It makes sense – the medicine began its development before air-con, central heating, imported foods and transport made it possible to move between seasons without too many sacrifices or changes to our daily schedules. At The Acupuncture Company, …