What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific acupuncture points of the body. By stimulating these specific points will allow the body to restore the flow of Qi (energy force), balance the body’s energy to bring natural healing ability and to promote relaxation.

Acupuncture has been practised for more than 2,500 years in China and is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is a complex and dynamic therapy that has been developed from centuries of clinical and practical experience. One of the integral components of Chinese Medicine is the Meridian theory.

This network of Meridian (or channels) connects all parts of the body from the skin to internal organs. When the flow of Qi is disrupted, negative health consequences may follow. By correcting the imbalances using acupuncture, one will expect symptomatic relief and help the underlying causes, making it an effective therapy for healing the body as well as to prevent sickness.

Acupuncture can be used to help conditions such as musculoskeletal problem, migraine, arthritis, digestive issue, gynaecological problem, acute or chronic pain, skin problem, respiratory disorder and even neuropathy issues. It is also used to enhance general wellbeing and to relief stress and anxiety.

What do you feel with Acupuncture?

The most common sensations you expect with acupuncture is dull sensation, feeling of heaviness or pressure, or tingling along the Meridians and possibly a deep ache. Any sensations you feel normally dissipate after a minute or two as acupuncture opens up the flow in the energetic pathway.

What is Auricular therapy?

Auricular Medicine is a scientific medical system which can help diagnose different diseases of the body and the mind solely through the ears by examining the ear. The diagnosis is based on areas, zones, lines, grooves and colour of the ear.

Auricular treatments are auricular seeds method, auricular embedding needle therapy or even auricular massage.

Auricular seed therapy involves applying a hard, smooth herbal seed to selected auricular point. By pressing or massaging the seed is to stimulate the point to help various diseases which is painless. Embedding needle therapy involves insertion of needle on tape may produce slight pain but the patient doesn’t need to press or massage the area.

Auricular treatment is very different from body acupuncture because it doesn’t penetrate the body. When the seeds or needles are in place, the patient can help themselves. It has been proven to be efficient in helping the whole body in many levels: physically, functionally, emotionally and spiritually.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.  However, no referrals are necessary to book in your appointment with our practitioners.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

MLD encourages your lymphatic system to pump stronger and to function better.  MLD uses gentle rhythmic and repetitive strokes that may help reduce pain by tapping into mechanoreceptor and sensory receptors to intervene pain signals.  Furthermore these unique strokes calm down your sympathetic nervous system and help you relax better.

How we can help!

MLD is used in conditions such as:

  • Venous stasis ulceration
  • Wounds
  • Scar tissue
  • Burns
  • Traumatic oedema
  • Acute whiplash
  • Meniere's Syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Pre/Post surgery
  • Post injury
  • Fatigue/Stress

Absolute contraindications to MLD include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Untreated cancer
  • Acute thrombosis
  • Acute infection
  • Acute allergy

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to book an appointment you can use our online booking system or call 08 6460 3285.

Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

CDT is used to manage patients with lymphoedema and venous insufficiency oedema, using a combination of MLD, exercise therapy, compression bandaging/garments and skin care to tackle the life-long fight with lymphoedema and improve your quality of life.  This allows advanced care of patients with lymphoedema, whether from surgery, radiation or congenital malformation and help them reduce their swelling.

There are 2 phases;

Initial Phase: To reduce the swelling its symptoms as much as possible.
Ideally 5 sessions a week for anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks.  The therapist assesses the swelling and performs MLD, bandaging and teach how to perform exercises.  At home, bandaging is kept on at all times unless in the shower or bath.  And to continue the prescribed exercises and applying skin care.

Maintenance Phase: To keep the swelling down.
Towards the end of the initial phase, volume reduction starts to stabilize and then the treatment plan will be rearranged to weekly or monthly sessions.  Also a compression garment is recommended to replace bandaging.  At home, compression garments are kept on and continue to exercise and monitor your condition carefully.  Successfully maintaining the reduced volume of the afflicted area is essential to prevent further problems developed by lymphoedema.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to book an appointment you can use our online booking system or call 08 6460 3285.

 

Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial massage is an advanced form of massage concerned with the diagnosing and treatment of a wide range of soft tissue problems.  Once finding out the nature of your condition they will use their skills and aim to reduce pain and tension surrounding the problem area.  Remedial Massage Therapist have completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage after there Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.  They are also trained to advise on home stretches and exercises to continue to help the effects of treatment last longer.

Your muscles can develop adhesions and fibrosis may occur depending on what you are doing.  Cramps, spasms and delayed onset muscle soreness can also be improved.  Massage increases circulation to the area and helps to drain away toxins.

How we can help!

Remedial massage therapy can help with the following:

  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Tension Headaches & Migraines
  • Shoulder & Neck Tension
  • Sciatica & Low Back Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Injury Recovery
  • Improved Flexibility & Range of Motion

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to book an appointment you can use our online booking system or call 08 6460 3285.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapists hold a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy where they learn the basics of massage within 6 months to 1 year.  Their training allows them to see many people of all ages, gender and body types to make them proficient in massage.

Massages can be relaxational (Swedish) or therapeutic (deep tissue).  It can leave you feeling less stressed and relaxed throughout the whole body.  Sometimes for a couple of days after the visit you may feel your muscle a bit achey and sore which is a normal reaction.  By hydrating and stretching the muscles you may limit the amount of soreness felt.  Your muscles have just had a bit of a workout and needs to heal and recover.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to book an appointment you can use our online booking system or call 08 6460 3285.

Chiropractic primarily focuses on diagnosing, managing and preventing mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  This covers a wide range of conditions from a simple muscle or ligament sprain/strain to a hot and raging disc bulge.  Chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals who have studied at university for at least 5 years to recognise and treat various conditions.  When something does not fit within their scope of practice they acknowledge and refer you on to the relevant health professional.

Drug Free

Chiropractic offers a drug free modality of treatment which is generally considered safe, gentle and conservative (a small proportion of people may experience some adverse reactions).  While it is easy to pop a pill to reduce pain and inflammation it may only be masking the pain and not getting to the root of the problem.  There might be underlying issues which may cause the pain to reoccur again later down the track and become more and more frequent.  And of course the adverse affects of ongoing continued use of over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories causing ulcers to the lining of the stomach. 

 

Surgery Free

Chiropractic also offers a surgery free modality of treatment, an option to keep joints going for as long as bearingly possible.  While advancements in technology and medicine have been great it is still important to know the success rate percentage on certain procedures before you make an informed decision.  Of course each individual will be treated according to their own scenario.  And a discussion and agreement with your Chiropractor on the different modalities and period of your trial of care will give you a clear indication of what to expect and when you will be referred on.

 

How we can help!

Chiropractic can help with the following:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Joint Pains including hip and knee pain from Osteoarthritis
  • General Aches and Pains from joints, muscle spasms and cramp
  • Headaches caused by neck problems
  • Frozen Shoulder, shoulder from back and neck problems
  • Elbow Pain or Tennis Elbow from back and neck problems
  • Prevention of Migraines
  • Sporting Aches and Pains

No referrals are necessary to book in with any of our practitioners, unless you eligible on the Chronic Disease Management Plan which your doctor will initiate and provide necessary documents.  Under the program, Medicare provides a rebate of $52.95 up to five sessions annually, covering the majority of the cost of treatment.

We encourage you to speak to your health care professional on how we may be able to assist you and your condition.  If you have any questions or queries please contact us and if you would like to book in your appointment try our online booking system or give us a call 08 6460 3285.

 

The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

 

  1. The Healing Power of Nature -to trust in the body's inherent wisdom to heal itself.
  2. Identify and Treat the Causes - to look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
  3. First Do No Harm - to utilise the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
  4. Doctor as Teacher - to educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
  5. Treat the Whole Individual - to view the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions
  6. Prevention - to focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention

Naturopathy is a form of holistic medicine that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. A Naturopath treats the individual as a whole instead of just the presenting symptoms, by combining the wisdom of nature with modern science.

The specialized treatment plans facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health and remove all barriers to good health by creating a healing internal and external environment.

How we can help!

Naturopathy can be used to treat a wide range of health issues:

  • Allergies and sensitivities
  • Skin issues
  • Cardiovascular
  • Mood disorders/Increase energy & focus
  • Fatigue & Stress
  • Chronic skin conditions
  • Digestive problems– IBS, bloating, constipation, urgency
  • Mental Health– Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Metabolic problems– Weight Gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems
  • Immune health– frequent illnesses, eczema, psoriasis
  • Gynaecological Disorders - PCOS, Endometriosis
  • Autoimmune conditions - Most common - Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Psoriasis/psoariatic arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, Systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus), Inflammatory bowel diseas, Addison's disease, Grave's disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Myasthenia gravis, Vasculitis, Pernicious anaemia, Celiac disease
  • Female Hormonal imbalances– acne, PMS, cramps, irregular cycle, infertility, thrush, menopause
  • Male hormonal imbalances– Prostate problems, erectile dysfunction, infertility, acne
  • Musculoskeletal– Pain, arthritis, cramps
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight loss/Diet programs/Detox

 Nutritional Medicine

Consuming a well-balanced diet is vital in order to achieve optimal health and wellbeing, as nutrients are the building blocks of our physical body. When there is a correct balance of vitamins, foods and minerals, optimal health is achieved.


Nutritional imbalances can result from poor dietary choices, food sensitivity reactions, gastrointestinal dysfunction, inflammation and environmental toxicity. If left unnoticed certain diseases can occur.


Adhering to an optimal healthy lifestyle provides the best conditions for our body to prevent and heal from all disease states.

Let Food Be Your Medicine

Western Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the use of the chemical and energetic properties in a plant’s leaves, flowers, berries, stems, and roots to affect the body and facilitate healing. It is the oldest form of medicine in history and has its origins in ancient cultures.

Whole herbs contain thousands of phytochemicals that work together to produce a beneficial effect in the body and even to prevent negative side-effects in most cases. Some herbs have potent (powerful) ingredients. The effect of the whole plant is greater than its parts.

Herbal medicine aims to return the body to a state of natural balance, so that it can heal itself. Different herbs act on different systems of the body.

Bring us back to Nature