05.02.18more

Boosting Lactation Naturally and Effectively

Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful, challenging and amazing parts of motherhood. Many women assume that because it is natural, it should come naturally, but this often isn’t the case. I remember the first few weeks after my own baby bear’s birth – there was painful nipples, engorged breasts, …

17.07.17more

HELPFUL TIPS FOR NEW MUMS

What we ‘older’ humans forget is, the innocence and clarity babies and children hold. They are can be extremely sensitive to energy, emotions, and other every day happenings going on around them, but mostly in the lives of their parents. Little ones can pick up on anything and sometimes you …

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

Acupuncture + IVF: a combination gaining momentum

Considering IVF, or know someone who is? Research has shown that acupuncture can increase the chances of a successful pregnancy by 40 to 60 per cent. While acupuncture and herbs have been used to treat women’s health for centuries, techniques and new treatment principles have been developed specifically to work …

08.06.17more

top 5 tips for a healthy pregnancy

I had a fun, healthy, pain-free and feel-good pregnancy – here are my top 5 tips (in no particular order). These are of course alongside the care and regular appointments with your obstetrician, GP or maternity nurse. Clinical pilates Pelvic floor! Pelvic floor! The ‘it’ words around pregnancy and during …

08.06.17more

Pain + Acupuncture: a western medicine explanation

What is pain? It sounds like a silly question because we’ve all experienced pain countless times in our lives and the obvious answer is “an unpleasant and sometimes distressing feeling occurring at various sites around the body”. It is a warning signal, a protective mechanism that lets us know something …

18.03.14more

Niggles? power through or power down?

Aches and pains are part of nearly any exercise routine. A few mild transient aches – or “niggles” – are to be expected, but how do you decide when that niggle is worth paying more attention to? Enter, our five point guide to sussing out your aches and pains.   …

30.01.14more

ACUPUNCTURE VS DRY NEEDLING

We’ve been asked a few times why we list both acupuncture and dry needling as modalities we practice, when they are essentially the same thing. The truth is, the differences between dry needling and acupuncture far outweigh the similarities. Keeping it simple, acupuncture involves needles being inserted at certain acupuncture …