Essential Nutrients: Zinc

Essential Nutrients: Zinc

Essential Nutrients: Zinc Do you have enough zinc? With zinc deficiency being one of the most common mineral deficiencies, the answer might be… maybe not. Considering it’s involvement in over 300 processes in the body, zinc is an important mineral to have!...
Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)

Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)

Dysmennorhoea (aka period pain) is a common condition that affects women of reproductive age who are menstruating. While the condition is common, it is NOT normal to experience writhing pain around the time of your period. Unfortunately, due to the large number of...
Autumn Barley Stew

Autumn Barley Stew

Wow, Summer passed us by quickly! The days have shortened, early mornings are darker, and the temperature has finally cooled down a bit. In Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the element of Metal. The metal element encompasses the Lungs and Large intestine, and the immune...
Morning Sickness Acupuncture

Morning Sickness Acupuncture

  Morning sickness… (or in some cases ALL freaking day sickness!) Morning sickness typically presents in the first trimester of pregnancy (Up to week 13). While the name suggests its occurrence only happens in the morning, this is far from the truth for a lot of...
Acupuncture for Endometriosis: Research

Acupuncture for Endometriosis: Research

We will be updating this page, from time to time, with research on Acupuncture for Endometriosis.  The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture: An exploratory randomised controlled trial (July 2017). A...
Acupressure for Stress Relief

Acupressure for Stress Relief

Yesterday, I gave a workshop to the lovely ladies at the Maroochydore Red Cross Blood Donor Service and it’s prompted me to share some of that information here. The topic of the workshop was a big one: Stress, Anxiety, and how acupressure can help. What is...
Menopause and Menopausal Syndrome

Menopause and Menopausal Syndrome

This post is part 2 of our Women’s Health Week 2017 series. Menopause… a time that is either celebrated or dreaded, depending on the woman. It signifies a lot of different things for different women – what may be a relieving final end to an annoying...
Stomach Soothing Digestive Tea Recipe

Stomach Soothing Digestive Tea Recipe

  Did you over-indulge yesterday? Valentines Celebrations so easily involve decadent, rich meals out followed by equally heavy desserts, and while indulging in these at special occasions is harmless, the day after our bodies can feel a little, well, heavy. Does...
Acupuncture Point Spotlight: Liver 2

Acupuncture Point Spotlight: Liver 2

Wow, it’s a scorcher in Melbourne today! 37 degrees, sunny, and windy (the trifecta!). I know a lot of people who really hate hot weather – it makes them cranky and irritable, they get an unquenchable thirst, have trouble sleeping, and sometimes even get...