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Out of the Woods Pregnancy Month

Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom. – Harriette Hartigan Pre-conception and pregnancy is a time in a woman’s life where they often go above and beyond to improve and optimise the health of themselves […]

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

Congratulations! You’re growing a little person! A mini-me or mini-him or possibly mini-both! It’s a crazy wild ride and no one knows quite what to expect, but one thing is for sure, pregnancy can bring with it many different emotions including joy, shock, gratitude, relief, overwhelm or a mash-up of all these. No matter what […]

Omega-3s for healthy mother, healthy baby

You have probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oils.  They have received a lot of attention for their anti-inflammatory action, and are commonly recommended for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.  But did you know these essential fatty acids are also vital for both a healthy pregnancy and to support the health of your […]

Pregnancy support with Chinese Medicine

The strength of Chinese Medicine is in preventative health and the most ideal scenario leading up to pregnancy is to bring the health of both the mother and father up to a good level before starting a family. But every couple that is starting a family has very different circumstances and situations surrounding this process. […]

Reducing your exposure to toxins during pregnancy

It’s mind-boggling to think about the amount of toxins our bodies are exposed to these days. Researchers in the US found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from newborn babies: a mixture of pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage (1). A bit of […]

Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercise throughout pregnancy is important for keeping your body strong and healthy. As the hormone relaxin increases in the body, the result is an increase in laxity of your ligaments. Therefore, it is important to know how to modify exercise for these changes to reduce discomfort through your pregnancy. Exercise is also important for recovery […]

Neck pain and the three biggest mistakes patients make!

Do you suffer with neck pain? Have you recently had a flare up and don’t know what to do about it? In the current climate, most people have had to change the way they work and this has involved some big changes in postures, general movement and reductions in incidental exercise. These changes have lead […]

How to approach training post COVID-19

As NSW begins to ease on restrictions, it can be fair to say that a lot of us are very eager to get out there and do more! Honestly, I can’t blame you. This pandemic was a massive curveball and has caused many unfortunate problems along the way. Since having entered this lockdown, as a […]

Chinese Medicine and your menstrual cycle

Why should I care about my cycle? Understanding your cycle and reproductive health as a woman is a form of empowerment, and provides a level of greater understanding and connectedness to your body that is not always taught in schools. Chinese Medicine understands the period as a vital sign, where changes indicate an imbalance in […]

Lateral Hip Pain; Glute Tendinopathy

Glute tendinopathy is considered the primary cause of lateral (side) hip pain, however, there are many different diagnoses. Some of the less common causes of lateral hip pain include pain referred from the lower back, other nerve irritations or hip joint conditions such as Osteo Arthritis. Glute tendinopathy however is by far the most common […]

How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can boost your immune system

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a holistic approach to illness and focuses on prevention and treating the early stage of an illness rather than treating after the onset. Preconditioning with acupuncture means to stimulate certain points in the body to make the body and its’ systems work at optimal level which has been widely practised […]

Immunity – staying strong in the face of Coronavirus

Social media and the media in general is heaving with posts and articles about the Coronavirus. A combination of information and misinformation abounds. However protecting yourself is key to avoiding the infection, or minimizing the effects of the virus should you be exposed. Pathogens are around us every day. We inhale, swallow or touch them […]

Cosmetic Acupuncture with Isabella on Studio 10

Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner – Isabella Buirski recently featured on Channel Ten’s morning show; Studio 10. Isabella explained the new trend in anti-ageing skin care as well as performing a demonstration on Denise Drysdale. Isabella explains more on the topic below; What is Cosmetic Acupuncture? Facial acupuncture, a treatment that’s been used for thousands […]

Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome

Are you having trouble running as far as you used to because of some annoying knee pain? Or, maybe it’s stopping you from squatting as low as you would like? If you experience pain around the front of your kneecap (patella), especially when exercising… you may suffer from what we call ‘Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome’ […]

Tennis Elbow Explained

Do you have a really annoying pain in your elbow that just won’t go away? Does it flare up when you’re at the gym, carrying something, or just using your hands in general? As a chiropractor, I help many patients suffering from similar symptoms. You may be suffering from lateral epicondylitis, or more commonly known […]

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