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An interview with our Clinical Director and Acupuncturist – Robert

February 3, 2020

What made you decide to be an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Natural Medicine Practitioner? When I was entering adolescence I suddenly developed a strong interest in Eastern ways of thinking that came out of nowhere. My father had a library of books on the topic of holistic health, medicine, qi gong, martial arts, meditation, science and […]

Hospital Bag Checklist for Pregnant Mums – What to bring?

January 7, 2020

A common question I get from patients is “what should I bring to the hospital for labour”? And its a good one. There are many things that mothers have told me after birth that they wish they brought with them. So I have compiled a hospital bag checklist for pregnant mums, their partners, and their […]

The common skincare ingredients disrupting your hormones

September 19, 2019

Our skin is our bodies largest organ and what we put on it really does matter. A percentage of everything we place on our skin is either absorbed into our bloodstream or penetrates within the layers of our skin and certain chemicals have the ability to disrupt the way our body naturally functions.   On […]

Top 4 Apps to Support your Mental Health

September 2, 2019

It is estimated that around half the population in Australia will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their life with 1 in 6 people currently experiencing depression or anxiety or both. Finding ways to help yourself or a loved one cope with mental health is extremely important, we’ve put together out top […]

7 Common Fertility Myths Debunked

August 19, 2019

MYTH#1 You need to have sex every day during your fertility window to conceive. = False. Intercourse every second day through the fertile window is just as successful and often much less stressful for the couple. MYTH#2 I am under 40, so I still have plenty of time to conceive.  = False. Age is one […]

Changes to Consultation Fees 2019

May 27, 2019

Changes to consultation fees as of July 2019 We are proud to deliver a range of services and passionate practitioners dedicated towards inspiring, educating and empowering you to achieve true health. In order to ensure we can continue to provide you with the best service, there will be small price increases in selective services effective […]

Folate, Folic acid, Folinic acid, Methylfolate – Whats the difference?

April 25, 2019

A common question I receive in clinical practice is about folic acid supplementation. What type of folate is best? How much should I take? Why should I take it? Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 that is plentiful in dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. It is essential for […]

Probiotics for Stress and Anxiety

January 28, 2019

Probiotics for Stress and Anxiety: A Review of the Research   Currently, 12% of people are affected by anxiety related disorders each year. This can lead to various physical, mental and emotional symptoms and reduced quality of life. These may include tight chest, trouble breathing, heart palpitations, ‘butterflies’ in the abdomen, racing thoughts, negative thinking, […]

How to reduce the risk of premature birth

November 19, 2018

Since premature birth is a leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age, any successful method of reducing the risk is very important (Middleton et al, 2018). A new systematic review was published 4 days ago on the prestigious Cochrane database looking at the use of Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy. It showed […]

Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety

July 30, 2018

Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety in Essendon, Melbourne Acupuncture for stress and anxiety in Essendon, Melbourne is performed by registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Our practitioners have a clinical focus on working with patients with stress, anxiety, and mood related concerns.   What is Anxiety?  Anxiety is an umbrella term used to describe a group of […]