Natural Medicine

Summer – Understanding a TCM perspective. By Scott Stephens, Acupuncturist

Summer is on its way. The lengthening of the late afternoon sunlight and the warmth in the morning air signalling it’s approach. The days are full of the pre-Christmas hustle. The buzz of social activities and a sense of celebration gives fuel to the upbeat Yang dynamic that marks this next change of season.It’s easy at this time of year to

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Thyroid Disease – The Functional Approach. By Dr Catherine Brown, Dr of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist

Thyroid disease can be incredibly confusing and frustrating, especially when you’re trying to figure out the best step-by-step action plan that will work best for you.-Should you eat Paleo, Keto, or AIP?-Is intermittent fasting a good idea?-Where do I start?-How do I know what’s best for my body and will get me the results I’m looking for?And no matter how much

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Five Element Acupuncture. What is it? By Kerry Marshall, Licensed Acupucnturist

“Nothing on earth or within the universe is unrelated to the Five Elements and Man (Woman) is no exception.” – (Ling Shu, ancient text Han dynasty) I am a nature lover and was attracted to Five Element teachings as it sung to my tune of observing human emotions and health with the expressions of the natural world. The elements WOOD, FIRE,

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The lie most, if not all of my fertility patients have been sold…. by Cath Brown – Dr of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist

The egg timer test, as its commonly touted & even promoted by IVF clinics & Fertility specialists to my dismay is accurately named the Anti-Mullerian Hormone test or AMH. To understand this test further lets understand your ovarian function first. An ovarian follicle is a fluid-filled sac that contains an immature egg, or oocyte. During ovulation a mature egg is released

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Pulse Diagnosis – Cath Brown, Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist

Pulse Diagnosis.   Did you know you have twelve (12) pulses, not just one! Well not actually 12 different pulses, but 12 positions to take the same pulse, six at each wrist.   Each pulse relates to a different body Organ. You have a different pulse position for each of your body Organs eg Stomach, Heart, Liver, Kidney.   There are

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Goji Berries – The Sage’s Choice: Dr. Travis Clark (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Hi Guys, Dr. Travis Clarke (TCM) here. Goji berries are one of my favourite superfood snacks.  The nutritional and medicinal power of goji’s is such that they are actually classed as a “Superior Tonic Herb” in the Chinese medical tradition.  According to this tradition, regular consumption of goji is said to lead to a long, vigorous, and happy life.  It is revered for

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Meniere’s Disease – Scott Stephens, Acupuncturist

Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear of an individual of approximately one in every 600 people, generally aged between 30 – 50.   From a Western medical perspective Meniere’s affects the inner ear resulting in a build-up of fluid in the compartments of the inner ear, called the labyrinth. Generally, it will affect only one ear. It

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A Teenage Girl’s Guide to Happy Hormones: Part 1: Nutrition and Acne – Andrea Murphy, Licensed Acupuncturist

A Teenage Girl’s Guide to Happy Hormones: From Nutrition to Periods and Everything in Between.   Part 1: Nutrition and Acne   The teenage years can be a tricky time for many young women. Hormonal surges can be intense as your body finds its groove, all while studying, navigating relationships and your responsibilities at home. This is an important time to

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Getting to the real cause of Acne – Andrea Murphy, Licensed Acupuncturist

Most of us have experienced a break-out here and there. Men and women alike have looked in the mirror and noticed a little red volcano surfacing and poked its tender peak while wondering, should I squeeze it? Its location decides just how concerned you are about its existence. Right in the middle of your forehead vs tucked discreetly under your jawline

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Solving My Autoimmune Puzzle, Andrea Murphy – Registered Acupuncturist.

Early last year I was faced with an irrefutable feeling that something in my body just didn’t feel right. I had been experiencing hot flushes, skin rashes and intermittent joint pain that I just chalked up to being sore from the gym. It all came to an uncomfortable head that I just couldn’t ignore any longer and when I was finally

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How our needs vary with the seasons – Anna McMullen BHSc CM

What I love most about the work I do is that it gives me an opportunity to teach women how to care for their health, how to take ownership of their unique needs, and how to make those needs a priority in their lives.   Although we are still working our way through the last of this cold Melbourne Winter, we

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Winter wellness – Anna McMullen BHSc CM

  [column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”Winter wellness” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Cold and Flu/Mornington Winter Wellness – Power through Winter and avoid colds and flu with some simple healthy lifestyle tips to boost your immune system. This time of year can be difficult. As we pass the halfway mark of winter, getting through this bitterly cold weather and moving ever slowly towards spring

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