A lot of people are often nervous about coming in for their first appointment, but honestly it's not scary at all! Here's a rough run-down of what will happen during your initial appt.
You get to come in, have a lovely sit down, read a magazine and maybe have a cuppa if you like. The relaxing starts STRAIGHT AWAY.
I'll get you to fill in a short-ish form about you and your health needs.
You'll get to come and have a seat in a comfy chair and have a chat with me about what's going on with you. I'll probably ask you a bunch of questions about you, your life, the universe and everything.
I'll explain the whole procedure to you so you know what's going on and what will happen in the future. I'll show you the needles and check you feel a-ok about the process.
From there, you'll get to hop onto the super comfy bed with lots of pillows/blankets/heaters etc and I'll pop in some pins. You won't feel much of anything because A) Acupuncture doesn't hurt and B) I'm a needle...
Hi team! I am super proud to announce that after a little break Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are back.
You can now find me at:
South Hobart Acupuncture
34 Wellesley Street
South Hobart TAS 7004
I am super excited to show you all the new clinic space. It is very centrally located and is easy to get to via public transport, walking from the city or driving (there is heaps of parking). In case you were wondering exactly how to get there, I've left some instructions here.
The clinic will be officially opening on Wednesday 17th of June and online bookings are up and ready to go!
How great is that?
You can get in touch via phone (0408 402 512), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or book online.
September kicked off with WOMENS HEALTH WEEK so what better time to chat about how Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can help with women's health issues then now?
Working with women’s health, I see and treat a lot of hormonal, fertility and general womens health issues. This can range from PMS to dysmenorrhea (period pain), menstrual issues like amenorrhoea (lack of menstruation), heavy bleeding, infertility and more. Did you know that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be extremely helpful for women’s health issues? From evening out cycles and regulating hormones all the way through to preparing for pregnancy and labour. It really is amazing!
Let’s have a look at a few of the conditions that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help treat.
MENSTRUAL ISSUES : Many women experience some sort of dysfunction menstruation - either cramping, bloating, irregular periods or PMS. Even though we are taught from early on that this is normal, Chinese Medicine has taught me that any kind of...
So...you're growing a tiny human. Congratulations! That is fantastic news. Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but it can also be a time fraught with exhaustion, nausea, aches, pains and a wide range of health issues. Did you know that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are fantastic tools to help expectant mothers navigate their health issues? Even though your body is undergoing many changes (and growing a tiny human) it is possible to maintain a high level of health from conception to birth and beyond! Read on to find out more.
The health issues that Acupuncture can treat varies depending on how far along your pregnancy is.
In the first trimester of pregnancy (up to week 12) your Acupuncturist will focus on setting your pregnancy up to have a stable foundation. This means helping your body to nourish yourself and your baby as well as supporting the rapid growth of the baby, uterus and lining. Treatments are focused around preventing miscarriage as well a mitigating the intense early...
Did you know that Chinese Medicine is more than just Acupuncture, Massage and Cupping? No? Well, it totally is! Chinese Medicine also encompasses a whole lot of herbal medicine. In fact, practitioners have been using herbs, teas, decoctions and pills for several thousand years. Ancient Chinese Medicine practitioners discovered hundreds of formulas made up of between 2-20 traditional herbs, all for a range of different disorders. There are formulas for digestion, insomnia, headaches, stress, period pain, and arthritis…. honestly, the list goes on. But that doesn’t mean that it’s complicated. Actually, it’s quite simple and many of the herbs that we use in our formulas can be found in your kitchen. If I do give a herbal remedy to a client, I like to keep it super simple. This means that many of the remedies can be made at home from everyday ingredients. So, if you fancied getting to know your ginger from your galangal or if you think it would be useful to find out how to use cinnamon qui...
The New Year is such a glorious time. Everyone is still in holiday mode (or actually just on holiday), Sydney is super quiet and everyone is planning the year to come.
Do you like to start the year with resolutions? Or a plan? Or any idea of what you’d like to achieve this year? Or a picture of where you’d like to see yourself in 12 months time?
If you’re like me, you might like to set some intentions for what you want to achieve in the coming year. Or are you new to the whole ‘intention’ thingo? I know that it can be a bit daunting at first. All of the #newyearnewyou pullava seems to require a few too many dieting/gym-going/world-domination vibes to seem like a long-term viable thing. Instead, I like to check-in with my inside people and figure out what I INTEND to do and what my VALUES and GOALS are. And perhaps visualise what I would like to achieve in the year. But really it’s as easy as popping on the kettle, having a brainstorm and drawing some mind maps or dotting out some...
Did you know that Chinese Medicine is more than just Acupuncture, Massage and Cupping? No? Well, it totally is! Chinese Medicine also encompasses a whole lot of herbal medicine. In fact, practitioners have been using herbs, teas, decoctions and pills for several thousand years. Ancient Chinese Medicine practitioners discovered hundreds of formulas made up of between 2-20 traditional herbs, all for a range of different disorders. There are formulas for digestion, insomnia, headaches, stress, period pain, arthritis….honestly, the list goes on! But that doesn’t mean that it’s complicated. Actually, it’s quite simple and many of the herbs that we use in our formulas can be found in your kitchen. If I do give a herbal remedy to a client, I like to keep it super simple. This means that many of the remedies are able to be made at home from everyday ingredients. So, if you fancied getting to know your ginger from your galangal or if you think it would be useful to find out how to use cinnamon...
It’s spring! The days are beginning to get longer and the flowers are blooming. I’m starting to see people frolicking in the sun, lounging in parks and generally getting happy that the end of winter has finally arrived. I’ve definitely been kicking off my shoes and digging my toes into grass during lunchtime jaunts to the park. Isn’t it fabulous?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we think of the body as a small version of the universe around us - a microcosm of the macrocosm. As the seasons change, so should we. Humans should be adaptable; to flow with the seasons is to live in harmony. By doing this, we can avoid illness.
What happens to our Qi in spring?
Spring is the season of the WOOD element. The corresponding organ is the LIVER; the flavor is SOUR; the energetic movement is UP and OUT. This is a time of expansion, growth, and change. Think of the new growth that happens at this time – gardens are full of new shoots that are growing upwards and outwards. If we are moving in harm...
So, since I’ve started posting regular pictures of my lunches a funny thing has happened….at least 3 people came up to me last week and said ‘dude, you inspired me. Check out my lunch - it’s just like yours’ This is both a humbling thing, (yay! people are packing their lunches) and slightly terrifying thing (oh my god people actually read what I write here). Now people have been telling me that my lunches look fantastic for years - between workmates at jobs, study mates at uni and lazy housemates who want to steal my lunches, people have been asking me how I put these things together.
And yanno what…it’s really not hard. Honestly, those lunches that I pop together take about 90 seconds of planning (while at the fruit n’ veg market), 10 minutes of prepping/chopping, 1 episode of Offspring/3 chapters of my book/40 mins of knitting while everything cooks and then 10 mins to pack everything up and do the washing up. That’s not very long, amiright?