Health Journal

Healthy Lifestyle tips for better Posture and Easy Stretches

At Acupuncture Works we are aligning our healthy tips with the needs of our recent case presentations at the clinic.  Melissa has researched some simple examples of posture awareness and stretching which will be effective in reducing muscle strain and subsequent pain and suffering which can easily cause reflective pain elsewhere rather than where the

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January, a Time for Reflection and Healthy Living Changes.

January derived from the latin word Ianuarius or Januarias: Janus the roman god of beginnings and transitions and ianua the latin word for door. I guess our tradition of celebrating new years bringing in the new and letting go of the old is dated a long ways back. Each year we set ourselves resolutions for

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Christmas Temptations effect your Spleen

Don’t Overeat, try to eat in moderation over Christmas.  This may injure our spleen whose role in Chinese Medicine is to transform our food into food Qi and than transport this Qi ( glucose, proteins, fats and nutrients) to the respected parts of the physical body and help separate the waste product. When we overeat

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Lower Back Pain

Psoas Muscle Back Pain effects approximately around 3 million Australians and it is estimated that 70-90% of us will experience some form of Lower Back Pain in our life. The Pain we feel can be named as sciatica which can run down into the buttocks and may continue down the back or lateral side of the

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Naturopathy – Raw Tacos

This is my recipe for healthy tacos! It is adapted from the popular RAW taco recipe, however in Chinese Medicine raw food is said to slow down your digestion so I have added a chicken and black bean mix – great for your adrenals. Try it out! Tacos Baby cos leaves 1 serve cashew nacho

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Naturopathy – Sprouting Mung Beans

I love mung beans, they are such a little powerhouse of goodness. I get such a craving for them on a piece of sourdough with banana and tahini. It sounds pretty weird – I can assure you it is delicious! They are high in protein and contain zinc, folate, magnesium, potassium and your B’s. I

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Acupuncture and Allergies

Spring into Spring allergy free – before it’s too late!! This month at Acupuncture Works we will be discussing how effective Chinese medicine (acupuncture) is for allergies. For those of you that suffer, or know of someone that does suffer through Spring with allergies such as hay fever, know just how debilitating it can be;

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Naturopathy – Springtime tea!

Last week we chatted about Seasonal Allergies, so I thought I would post a warming antimicrobial tea recipe to help you with your symptoms. 4 tbsp freshly grated ginger 1 tbsp crushed peppercorns 8 sprigs thyme 12 fresh basil leaves Add hot water and let it sit for an hour, it’s best done in a thermos

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Naturopathy – Spring Time and Seasonal Allergies.

What are seasonal allergies/hay fever? The medical term for hay fever is Allergic Rhinitis. It’s what happens when the sun comes out, the flowers are smiling, pollen is in the air and your body reacts with a runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and/or a scratchy throat. Your body thinks all of the fresh airborne

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Naturopathy – Lemon Water!

Naturopath/Nutritionist – Sian Cross   1 cup of fresh lemon juice is equivalent to 187% of your recommended dietary intake of vitamin C… Although, you probably don’t feel like drinking a big cup of sour lemon – if you start incorporating lemon water into your day, you are at least chipping at that number… Vitamin C

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