Articles

31/03/2019

Acupuncture for migraine – treatment and prevention

A recent high-level review investigating acupuncture for migraine treatment suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches, and that the effect of acupuncture may be similar to migraine prophylaxis (prevention) drugs, but with fewer adverse effects.
31/03/2019

Acupuncture for tension headaches – treatment and prevention

A recent high-level review of clinical trials has concluded that acupuncture is effective for treating frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches. Every person is different, and all headaches should be checked by your doctor. Contact us to discuss whether acupuncture may be suitable for you.
30/03/2019

Sperm counts, male fertility and men’s health

You may have heard that sperm counts have been declining in Westernised countries over the past several decades - it could be as high as 50-60%. The links between sperm test results, men's health and fertility are complex. Are there steps that men can take to improve their health in this area?
29/03/2019

Is period pain normal? The Chinese medicine view.

Many women take it as a given that periods are painful. Chinese medicine takes a different view. This article might help you to understand your own unique situation, and give you some clues on where you can start to make some positive changes. Increasing your feeling of wellbeing, alongside addressing symptoms, is central to Chinese medicine.
16/03/2019

Recovering from miscarriage

Shock, grief and trauma are common responses to pregnancy loss. Recovery involves consciously tending to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
03/03/2019

The Chinese medicine approach to lactation

The written records of Chinese medicine contain a rich and diverse body of knowledge extending back in time, thousands of years into the past. So what does this traditional view say about lactation? How are these principles applied to humans in modern times?
15/01/2019

MEDITATION COURSE – Open for all levels of experience

This workshop series includes meditation and relaxation techniques designed to help you take time out, recuperate your energy; and reconnect with yourself. A great way to honour yourself as you start the new year.
14/12/2018

Recipe: Summer Soup – Gazpacho!

My boyfriend is originally from Spain, and he is also a wonderful cook, so when the Summer comes, I beg for him to make me his Gazpacho. Gazpacho is a refreshingly cool Spanish soup and the first time I tried it, I was hooked! My boyfriend's family typically eat gazpacho in the morning and call it their 'rocket fuel' - and it certainly is nutritious fuel for your body! Gazpacho is high in antioxidants and is wonderful for your blood pressure, eye health, protection against cancers (such as prostate cancer) and has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties! Just thinking about it now makes me want some!
14/12/2018

Three things that engineering in India and Cambodia has taught me about being a health practitioner

  We are so pleased to introduce our newest practitioner, Keryn Hawker. Keryn will be available on Tuesday mornings and Saturdays, from January until March. She […]
17/10/2018

Caring for your wellbeing in pregnancy

Pregnancy can be very physically taxing. When you feel tired, this is a sign from your body's intelligence to stop investing energy "out there" and to slow down, close your eyes and allow energy to flow within. A regular acupuncture session during pregnancy can help you to connect to your Centre within, encouraging restoration and a state of calm.
16/10/2018

Acupuncture for cancer-related pain

  “Acupuncture is effective in relieving cancer-related pain, particularly malignancy-related and surgery-induced pain. Our findings suggest that acupuncture can be adopted as part of a multimodal […]
27/09/2018

Recipe: Dip into Spring!

  As the days become longer and the warmer weather approaches, I start to feel more inclined to lighter foods, as well as entertaining! The following […]
31/08/2018

Acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue

Acupuncture is a promising intervention to help people with cancer-related fatigue. Acupuncture may also help with other distressing symptoms and improve overall wellbeing and quality of life.
23/08/2018

Recipe: Bodacious Beetroot Burger

There’s something super satisfying about eating a good burger – maybe it’s the flavour combination or that we can eat our burgers with our hands! This Beetroot Burger is a wonderful and healthy meal, easy to make and you can even freeze for a quick and satisfying mid-week dinner.
10/08/2018

FREE WORKSHOP – Birth Wisdom: Eastern Know-How for Birth and Beyond

Join us in this fun and informative interactive workshop. Gain skills and understanding for a better birth and nourishing recovery. For pregnant women and their birth-support partners. Sunday Aug 12th, 10:30-11:30am
10/08/2018

Recipe: Golden Healing Porridge

This porridge is a wonderful golden way to start the day so that your system stays warm, your tummy is calm, and your digestion is easy. It’s also good for joint pain!