12.07.17more

IMMUNE BOOSTING TREATMENT

Almost EVERYONE has been sick this winter, and we’re not even half way! With the over-stimulated and busy lives we all seem to lead, and countless bugs around, you need to supercharge your immune system and build up energy to prevent getting run down and ward off nasty colds and …

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

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

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

Saline for Sinus

As we move through autumn to winter, the deciduous trees start to lose their leaves and flowers fall to the ground…sinus sufferers may feel the affects. Whether you have chronic or acute sinus or allergic rhinitis (hayfever) there is an easy solution I highly encourage…saline solution! Now I’m not going …

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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

Hormones + Acupuncture

Hormones are responsible for activating and turning on every process and system in our bodies, without them our bodies don’t get the signals they need to turn on and begin certain actions. Hormones are easily influenced and upset due to so many factors in and around our lives. Stress – …

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

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 …