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How to reduce the risk of premature birth

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

Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety in Essendon, Melbourne Acupuncture for stress and anxiety related symptoms is performed by registered acupuncturist and herbalist Lachlan McDonald OMD. Lachlan is experienced in working with patients with stress, anxiety, and mood related concerns.   What is Anxiety?  Anxiety is an umbrella term for a group of mental health conditions […]

Acupuncture and IVF Research Update: May 2018

A new study was published on May 15 2018 looking at acupuncture performed three times during a stimulated IVF cycle to see if this type of acupuncture would improve live birth rates (Smith et al, 2018). The study included 824 women with an average age of 35.4 years old. It looked at acupuncture performed once […]

Immune support for Children

Runny noses, itchy throats and constants cough, recurrent colds and flus and ear infections these may just be some of the issues you are trying to avoid with your children as we get ready to head into Winter. Here we are sharing some nutritional and lifestyle approaches to help prepare your children for winter and […]

Top Tips for Healthy Radiant Skin

Introduction Dry skin can be a common complaint as the weather gets cooler and there are some easy ways to combat this.  Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our first form of defence against the external environment, it relies upon the integrity of the hydrolipid film on our skin surface […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Naturopathy

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a commonly used term to group together a range of gastrointestinal disturbances such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. IBS is a condition that is often poorly understood and treated. In naturopathy our main aim is always to identify and treat the root cause of any health concern, so […]

Myotherapy Essendon

Who is Myotherapy Essendon? Myotherapy Essendon incorporates a range of techniques to assess, treat and promote the recovery of musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Esther utilises techniques such as deep tissue remedial massage, stretching, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping, and exercise prescription. Esther is becoming more and more popular for her success in incorporating a range of […]

Spring, Hayfever and the Liver

A Chinese Medicine Explanation In Chinese Medicine, Spring is the season of the Wood element and the Liver organ system. Both Spring and the Wood element are associated with rejuvenation and new growth. Just as you can see new growth appearing on trees and plants after going into a dormant state over winter, this is […]

Turmeric and Depression

Turmeric and Depression: What does the research say? Did you know that there is now evidence to support the use of turmeric extracts in the management of major depression? A recent review of the available research was published showing positive benefit for patients suffering from major depression. And the good thing is that turmeric extracts […]

Pregnancy Osteopathy

Find out what our Osteopaths can do for you At Essendon Natural Health, our Registered Osteopaths, Dr. Sonia Dolatian and Dr. Amy Ly, have a special interest in working with pregnant women. They both see a large number of these cases, assisting in the management of various aches and pains that commonly present in pregnancy. […]