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Keep Moving!

We are now immersed in winter, and as the cold really sets in, so do those aches, pains and lack of motivation to get up and keep moving! It is really important to maintain your regular activities, exercise and fitness regime, even in the colder months. Not only does movement and...
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How frequently should I get Acupuncture?

The frequency of acupuncture treatments depend on many factors, including the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, if it is a chronic or acute condition etc. But generally speaking, the more acupuncture a patient receives, the better the outcome. Acupuncture is...
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Sleep: the Final Frontier

  Adequate sleep is necessary for the proper functioning of all the body’s systems and allows the body to repair itself, remove toxins and the general maintenance of normal body functions. It is known that inadequate sleep can contribute to cardio-vascular disease, diabetes...
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Small steps, big results: turn 2019 resolutions into habits that stick

The momentum of a new year is a beautiful thing: often we’re inspired to begin again, to be our best self, and to make all those positive changes in our lives that we long for. But the reality is that a huge overhaul, or a lot of major changes attempted all at once, can leave us...
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Lead toxicity

The recent reminder by our government to run your tap water for 30,seconds (http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/A12B57E41EC9F326CA257BF0001F9E7D/$File/Lead-plumbing-products-Guidance-Statement-July2018.pdf) because of increasing concerns of high lead...
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Acupuncture Affects Neuroplasticity

Many medical conditions change the function, structure or blood flow in the brain.  For example in a hemorrhagic stroke, a blood vessel in the brain leaks or ruptures, which deprives the brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. In another example, chronic pain leads to frequent,...
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Sustainable Supplementation

Something that I try to be mindful of as a Naturopath, is the impact of supplementation on our environment. For a start, the aim of a Naturopath should be to use the minimal amount of intervention needed to effect a positive change in the body, but in recent years supplement...
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Preseasonal Readiness For Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)

With spring just around the corner, now is the time to get ready to reduce your response to seasonal allergies or ‘hay fever’. Homeopathy has a long history of treating seasonal allergies with nano-doses of environmental allergens to reduce sensitivities to environmental...
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Oncology Massage

I first became interested in Oncology Massage when a dear friend of mine contacted cancer about 6 years ago. As a practising Massage Therapist, I was regularly giving him massages while he was an inpatient both at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and at the Olivia Newton John Cancer...
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