How does Acupuncture Work (Part 2)

Following up on my previous blog on the local mechanisms of acupuncture, here we will discuss how acupuncture affects the bio-chemistry in the brain. What does this mean? Think of the acupuncture needle as the nail in Frankinstein’s head (but less painful or scary). Let out the happiness For most of us, what do we […]

Goal Setting post Lockdown

With gyms set to re-open after four gruelling months of lockdown, it’s natural to want to return in an absolute blaze of glory and pick up right where you left off. As tempting as it is, it’s something I would be strongly recommending to resist against. Not only is it going to increase your risk […]

Women’s health and pregnancy: enrich the experience with acupuncture

This month is the women’s health month at Healthspace with a focus on fertility and pregnancy. With the lockdown, we have been spending more time at home with our partners and many of us are thinking more about starting our own families. Many others who are already pregnant are looking for ways to enrich and […]

Do You Need To Stretch or Roll Out Your ITB?

With NSW about to enter its fourth month of lockdown, I’m not surprised that many people have taken up running as a means to get moving and exercising (and have an excuse to get out of the house!). A common presentation that we’ve had in the clinic over the last few months is pain on […]

How Present Periods affect Future Fertility

In TCM, when treating women, we always take and keep records of the menstrual cycle as a guide to their general health, as well as their reproductive health. This enables the practitioner to be aware of the possibility of different disorders occurring in the future. So, of course, observing these patterns – from adolescence – […]

Cauliflower and Leek Soup

A gluten/dairy free soup, perfect for cold days and easy to prepare, brought to you by Nutritionist, Naturopath and Herbalist, Pamela Nelson. Ingredients: I head of cauliflower 1 large or 2 small leeks sliced 2 cloves of garlic 2 TBS of extra virgin olive oil Pinch of Himalayan salt and black pepper 1 litre of […]

A-Z of Immune Support

Your immune system is a network of organs, tissues, and cells that work together to keep you healthy by fighting off harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Your immune system acts as an interface between your body and the things you encounter (germs, bacteria’s etc) that can make you sick. When your immune system is compromised, it’s […]

An Acupuncturist’s Take on Acupuncture and Immunity

This paragraph from this article* by Liang et al. summarises my understanding of acupuncture and it’s possible effect on immunity. “The characteristic that acupuncture enhances resistance is closely related with the immune system, which functions in defense, homeostasis, and surveillance. More and more research has revealed that acupuncture can regulate immunity, for example, to enhance […]

Take control of your Brain Health with Acupuncture

For many Australians, Dementia is an encroaching fear in our senior years. Australians are self-confident, self-sufficient and highly educated. Hence, the notion of losing control of our own actions and thoughts is widely dreaded. This is why it is critical for us to start taking care of our health in antecessum for healthier and fuller […]

Acupuncture for cancer rehabilitation

Cancer is one of the leading health burdens in Australia (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020). For most people, the news of cancer diagnosis is quite devastating, and few things can prepare them for the arduous journey that is to follow. Fortunately, with awareness for early screening and advances in medical technology, the survival […]

Manage Anxiety with Activity

State of Mind Last year was a rollercoaster ride to put it lightly! Unfortunately for many of us, that rollercoaster is still going full speed as 2021 gets well underway. All the uncertainty, isolation, and external pressures on our lives are having a real impact on the mental health of many of us. Nearly 1 […]

Resting an injury is not your solution to pain!

There are many situations where absolute rest to a particular area may hold their importance; such as recovering from large fractures or other accidents resulting in hospitalisation. This blog is not referring to those times! How many of you have been experiencing a ‘niggle’ ? How many of you have experienced a pain when performing […]

How acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may help PMT and period pain.

Research – and millennia of use — has shown that acupuncture has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, that it improves blood flow, relaxes the muscles, and stops pain. One of the reasons for pain at period time, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, is constraint of liver* energy, as its role is to […]

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. […]

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 […]

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