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HealthSpace Posture Assessment – What is it, how it works, or why you should have one.

What Is A Posture Assessment? A postural assessment looks at the alignment of body from the front, back and side to see whether there are any imbalances or any muscles that are weak or tight, or for any movement patterns that could be causing pain or discomfort. It is important to deal with any and […]

Acupuncture for Mental Health

This past year has perhaps been the most chaotic period of our generation. Despite our best efforts, the virus has proven itself to be very, very resilient. Unfortunately, this has proven to be fatal to us bi-pedal vertebrates. In addition to the obvious physical and social toll, COVID has demanded a prolific mental health toll. […]

Pain And Inflammation in the Body

Western medicine doesn’t recognize the concepts of qi and meridians. However, scientific evidence suggests alternate explanations for why acupuncture might provide pain relief. “There’s a lot of research that says when we put an acupuncture needle into the body, a number of physiological mechanisms occurs,” says Brian Berman, MD, professor of family and community medicine and director […]

Dos And Don’ts for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is also known as the spring festival, as it marks the end of the coldest days, and brings a fresh start. Firecrackers are supposed to scare off bad luck, which is done at midnight on New Year’s Eve – although I remember when I was studying post-grad acupuncture in Guangzhou, they were […]

Detoxing with Pamela Nelson

After the festive season it’s a great idea to reboot your body with a detox which is a health reset focused on healing and regenerating your digestive tract. Detoxing is not just about your diet, it must also address physical, emotional, spiritual and mental issues to achieve overall good health. Eating only whole, clean foods […]

Acupuncture and Inflammation

Inflammation is commonly a response to some form of injury or trauma. The idea behind inflammation is to flood the injury site with white blood cells, natural killer cells, etc to help clear the site from foreign debris or pathogens, in order to promote healing. But with all these extra cells in a location where […]

Out of the Woods

This year I had the most wonderful opportunity to experience Thanksgiving with some beautiful friends. Whilst Thanksgiving is not necessarily an Australian tradition, I just loved the opportunity to sit with beautiful friends and reflect on what we were grateful for this year. My friend who hosted also prepared handouts (yes she is a teacher!) […]

Menstrual Magic 8 week online course

A self-inquiry journey to activate your feminine essence & reclaim your womb power The magic of your menstruation cycle can be found through a practice called Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA), also known as the “Inner Yoga for Women”. It’s a daily mindfulness practice, the medicine to your menstrual symptoms and the activation of your feminine […]

Nutritionist’s tips for the Christmas holidays

Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and that means parties, celebrations, big lunches and dinners. Even the most “diet-conscious” can over indulge and binge, especially during holidays and celebrations. What to do the next day? Panic and take expensive detox products? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Here’s some Nutritionist tips on what to do after a big […]

A Naturopaths top tips to aging well

When I began researching and reading in preparation for writing this blog, the news I stumbled across on aging was all rather sad.  My textbooks describe the aging process as senescence – ‘the deteriorative changes with time during postmaturational life that underlie increasing vulnerability to challenges, thereby decreasing the ability of the organism to survive’.  […]

8 clinical signs of Zinc deficiency

Is your body telling you that you’re not getting enough zinc? Why is Zinc So essential for your wellbeing? Keep reading, Health Space Mona Vale’s Clinical Nutritionist, Tina Henwood, will explain. Zinc is one of the most important minerals for health and well being, needed for proper function of thyroid gland, digestion (makes stomach acid), […]

What role does counselling & coaching play in weight management?

What you have to say is as important as what I have to offer. While I am knowledgeable in the field of weight management, my clients are the experts of their internal worlds. Rarely spoken about in weight loss programs are the individual’s feelings of loss frustration and despair that can accompany weight issues. Sometimes […]

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