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Bowen Therapy

  WHAT IS BOWEN THERAPY? Bowen therapy is a gentle form of bodywork applied directly on the skin that has deep healing effects. Gentle cross fibre manipulation of the fascia or connective tissue, using specialised moves, works on specific muscles, tendons and ligaments which in...

So what is the Gut Microbiome and why is it so important?

Gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. This has always been of primary importance in Naturopathic medicine, as treating the whole person is an underlying principle of this field. As well as this, nutrition – not only what is ingested, but also how effectively...

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine for Women’s Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture, Chinese medicine and dietary therapy, accommodates women in all phases of life and offers a natural alternative or complementary treatment to conventional Western medicine for a vast array of conditions. In terms of...

Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches

Acupuncture has been shown to outperform the drug valproic acid in reducing pain intensity of migraine headaches, without any of the adverse effects associated with drug therapy, according to a controlled study involving 100 migraine patients (Maxwell & Deadman, p.70). The...

The Natural Alternative to Botox

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, Dermaroller or Dermal Roller treatment – Micro Needle Therapy (MNT) is a revolutionary skin needling treatment which is stimulating the body’s own collagen production to rejuvenate ageing skin, reduce wrinkles and diminish the...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Western and Eastern Approach

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a frequently diagnosed endocrine condition in women, affecting approximately 400,000 Australian women. Most women with PCOS need prolonged treatment. Present pharmaceuticals can be effective in treating signs and symptoms, but have adverse...

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Fertility

Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that a woman’s body must be gently nourished and encouraged to bear fruit. Think about our bodies as fertile gardens for growing a healthy baby. The foundation soil – that is, the health of both mother and father – needs to be as...

Returning to Exercise Safely

Spring is nigh and people are returning to or increasing their exercise. It’s a good idea talk to a practitioner if you have any health questions or plan to start more strenuous workouts, especially if you haven’t been active for a while. Consult your doctor if you have any...

Posture & Stretching

  A great deal of the problems I see in my practice are preventable and most often easily addressed with some simple stretches. Persistent poor posture can cause discomfort, pain and even disability. How badly you are affected relates to the severity of the postural faults....