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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 – […]

Mental Health in Lockdown: Can Acupuncture Help?

How are Australians managing: Lifeline Australia is a non-profit organisation that provides 24 hour telephone crisis support service in Australia. Reportedly, the phones have never been busier than August 2021 (this month) in its 57 years of history. Calls to Lifeline have skyrocketed with calls approximately 40% higher than before the lockdowns in 2020. One […]

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 […]

How acupressure can be used at home or work for managing anxiety and depression

Eyes darting left and right. Your neck sore from constantly looking over your shoulders, chasing the shadow of pedestrians going about their business. Agitated. Sensitive. Wanting to hole up in a secluded dark corner at your workplace. Maybe its not as bad as the description above. Maybe it is. If it is, I recommend that […]

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 […]

Chronic Lifestyle Disease – Q&A with Nutritionist Federica Negro

Federica is based from our Bondi Junction and Kingsford clinics as Office Manager. We are lucky that Federica is also a qualified nutritionist with a wealth of knowledge on all things nutrition, health and lifestyle. We interviewed Federica on our latest topic – Chronic Lifestyle Disease to get some insights from a practitioner’s perspective. What […]

Why we need to live differently NOW

The reality of our lifestyles Australia has the reputation of an active, outdoor-loving nation, with a high quality of life and one of the best health systems in the world. Why then do nearly 50% of us have chronic lifestyle diseases, with the number rising each year? Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, […]

Blood sugar – the foundation to good health

Energy levels during the day, the way you think, how likely you are to develop chronic disease, sexual dysfunction and even excess belly fat all trace back to one core subject; metabolic dysfunction. Literature shows that living longer and living better all really starts with decreasing chronic inflammation in our lives. A great place to […]

Recovery for Performance

Most athletes know that getting enough rest after exercise is essential to high-level performance, but many still feel guilty when they take a day off. The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts, and continuous training can actually weaken the strongest athletes. Why Do I Need to Incorporate Recovery? After an intense […]

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