Acupuncture and Remedial Massage Therapy in Melbourne CBD

Celebrating Chinese New Year of a Dog

16th February 2018 our Acupuncture clinic will be celebrating Chinese New Year of a Dog 🐾.
In 2018 the 12 signs must show tolerance and empathy towards the people they meet to preserve their karmic balance, especially if they wish to avoid unnecessary conflicts.
The year of the Earth Dog is a good time for lifestyle changes and for the start of new business ventures.

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Are antidepressants working for our children and teens?

A significant review of antidepressant use has found that they are mostly ineffective and could even harm children and teens.
Study published in The Lancet, the review led by researchers at Oxford University, assessed the evidence for 14 different antidepressants commonly prescribed for young people. The 34 trials reviewed encompassed over 5000 participants aged 9 to 18.
Incredibly, only one antidepressant- Prozac (fluoxetine) was seen to be more effective than placebo treatment. On the other end of scale, the antidepressant venlafaxine was shown to increase suicidal thoughts.
Clearly the findings are disturbing – particularly for parents of teens or children with depression.
The report recommended “children and adolescents taking antidepressants be carefully monitored closely, regardless of the antidepressants chosen, particularly at the beginning of the treatment.”
Other research highlights that avoiding treatment for depression can also be dangerous. So what can parents do? Arm themselves with information, speak to variety of health and allied health professionals and work out best possible strategy for their specific need.
One of the alternatives is Acupuncture and counselling.
Some Chinese herbs can also be used.
Extract from Natural Therapy pages news letter, March 2017

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Benefits of treating Chronic Gastritis with Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine

The Acupuncture & Chinese medicine help in two ways:

First – to regulate the function of Stomach and promote digestion

Second – to facilitate the recovery of the body’s overall metabolic process and ease Stomach pain by stabilising the autonomic nervous system.
These are effective treatments that address the underlying root of chronic gastritis.

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Menopause management with TCM & Acupuncture

Menopause is a stage of life, not an illness….when women stops having her period. In the lead up to this many women experience symptoms like night sweats, irregular periods, vaginal dryness and menopausal insomnia.

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“Foods can protect and improve your eyesight”

“Some examples of Lutein rich foods that have been found helpful; spinach, kale, green peas, broccoli, green beans, papaya, egg, orange……

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How Oral health affects our overall health

“Good oral hygiene decreases the risk for heart disease, while poor oral hygiene increases circulating inflammatory and heart disease markers in the blood. Oral pathogens have been found in artherosclerotic plaques…..

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Detox while you sleep

Detox foot patches and Detox herbal formula are natural based remedies to assist the body’s natural detoxification process and improve your health and wellness.

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Stress relief

Massage Therapy can provide a great stress relief.
The treatment can also be complimented by a couple of Chinese herbal formulas both targeting stress relief ( Cathay Herbal TCM range).

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Drinking wine may increase survival among Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patients

“Pre-diagnostic wine consupmtion 🍷 may reduce the risk of death and relapse among non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients, according to an epidemiology study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009.”

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Heartburn Drugs tied to Dementia Risk

The popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors have been linked to a range of ills: bone fractures, kidney problems, infections and more. Now a large new study has found that they are associated with an increased risk of dementia as well…..

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