Are You Missing Two Key Nutrients in Your Diet to Manage Migraines?

July 03, 2018 - by enrica - in Conditions, Diet Therapy, Lifestyle

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Migraines are a debilitatingly painful condition that affects up to 3 million Australians each year [1]. Usually it’s experienced as a one-sided throbbing or pulsating that is at least moderately intense. It is sometimes accompanied by light-sensitivity and nausea and vomiting, and for many people, doesn’t go away even with medication until they have slept

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Why Acupuncture Doesn’t Hurt

June 26, 2017 - by enrica - in Uncategorized

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One of the first questions I often get when I tell people that I do acupuncture is “doesn’t it hurt?”. My answer is “no” and you can find out why below. First of all, the size of the needles are much thinner than what we are used to going to a clinic to have our

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Spring into Action and Get on Top of Hayfever

September 13, 2016 - by enrica - in acupuncture melbourne, Acupuncture Points, Chinese Medicine Melbourne, Conditions

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Spring is so lovely – with all the leaves unfurling, blossoms budding and warmth returning to the world so we can step out into the sunshine and breathe it all in. However, this time of year often has the effect of producing itchy and watery eyes, constantly running noses and sudden attacks of sneezing in

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Skating on the Other Side of the Ice

July 28, 2014 - by enrica - in Injuries

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When you get an injury, the first thing people reach for is ice. It constricts blood vessels to reduce swelling and inflammation and it desensitises nerve endings to reduce pain. It sounds great, doesn’t it? However, in the area of injury, you will find dead tissue as well as blood and other fluid leaked into

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Pointing the Way: Hayfever

September 13, 2013 - by enrica - in Acupuncture Points, Conditions

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It is definitely lovely to be seeing growth abound in nature at the moment, but for 1 in 5 of the Australian population, this may be accompanied by a groan because it marks the start of the “hayfever season”. Hayfever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, occurs in people who have a hypersensitive reaction to

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