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Spring Time – Time of Renewal

Time of renewal, growth, nature sprouting and blooming, the direction is outwards and upwards and the notion is “Spring cleanse”. The ancient Chinese believed that the seasons have a profound cyclical effect on human growth and wellbeing. Our bodies make gradual adjustments to...
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Chronic Pain

Inflammation is not the only underlying cause of chronic pain but it is the most common cause. The purpose of pain is to alert the person that all is not well and there is a potential or actual risk of (tissue) damage somewhere in the body. If we remove acute traumatic events...
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Tackling Hayfever Naturally and Effectively

  Spring has sprung! Sunny days, picnics, cherry blossoms and an abundance of fun outdoor activities! But sadly, for sufferers of hayfever, this is hardly the case. Rather it is a season filled with sneezing, runny noses, itchy eyes, foggy headedness and fatigue. These...
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Pilates Can Save Your Body From Gardening

Spring has been delayed this year, but it sure is making up for it now. With all the rain and now warm weather every weed seems to be on steroids. As we clean-up for the coming summer, it’s really important to also look after your body when you garden. One of great things I like...
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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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