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Can acupuncture help with weight loss? How does it work?

The system of traditional Chinese medicine, of which acupuncture is a part, views weight gain as the outcome or sign of a body imbalance. According to this perspective, this imbalance can be caused by a malfunctioning of the spleen, liver, kidney, the endocrine system, or the thyroid gland. To support weight loss, acupuncture aims to […]

Eczema Relief with Natural Herbs

It’s no secret that eczema can have a huge negative impact on people’s confidence. The chronic skin condition causes inflammation, redness, itching, and dryness – it can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful. There is no cure for eczema, but there are things you can do to manage your symptoms and reduce inflammation. If you […]

Can Acupuncture Help with Sinus Problems?

We’ve all been there – that endless cycle of congestion, pressure and pain that just won’t give. If you’re looking for some relief from your sinus problems, acupuncture may be worth a try. Keep reading to learn more about how this centuries-old treatment can help reduce your sinus pain and get you back to feeling […]

An interview with our Acupuncturist & Herbalist – Sonia Millett

What made you decide to be an Acupuncturist & Herbalist? A friend who had just started studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was very passionately explaining how interesting his studies were.  I was looking for a new focus, having just given birth to my first child and so looked into enrolling in the same TCM course.  […]

Is Acupuncture Still Covered by Private Health Insurance in 2022?

If you’ve ever had acupuncture, you already know its potential to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. However, given that acupuncture falls under the umbrella of traditional Chinese medicine, this leaves some confusion as to whether acupuncture treatment is covered by private health insurance in Australia. There are currently […]

Is Chinese Medicine Covered by Private Health Insurance?

Currently, 13.6 million Australians enjoy the peace of mind that comes with private health insurance. This insurance not only covers the essentials, but also extras like dental, vision, physiotherapy, podiatry and mental health therapy. And yet, sometimes it can be a little confusing figuring out what’s included and what you can or can’t claim on. […]

An interview with our Acupuncturist & Nutritionist – Alicia

What made you decide to become a Acupuncturist and Nutritionist?  My interest in how the body works, health and food was what made me begin studying Nutrition. I knew I wanted to help people.  Once I experienced the way Chinese Medicine worked for me personally, it sparked such an interest to learn more and I […]

Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety

Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety in Essendon, Melbourne Acupuncture for stress, anxiety and mood support in Essendon, Melbourne is performed by registered Acupuncturists and Herbalists. Our practitioners are experienced 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 mental […]

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 […]

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 […]