Find joy during the festive season

By | 2017-01-19T10:01:47+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Articles, Mental Health|

By Viv Adcock, Kinesiologist and Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator The festive season is almost here- are you looking forward to it, feeling obligated or becoming overwhelmed by it? Or all of the above?! In the average household - the highs and lows of life are accepted as the norm - where people's emotions are un-necessarily hijacked

Is your teenager suffering from depression?

By | 2017-02-16T11:16:25+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Articles, Mental Health|

By Victoria Matthews, PACFA Registered Counsellor With the benefit of hindsight, the journey through adolescence looks like a never ending summer. Freedom from adult bills and responsibilities, three months of holidays a year… what could any teenager possibly have to be unhappy about? Take a closer look at your memories though, and you might remember that

Back pain – Get the facts!

By | 2017-01-12T11:30:53+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Articles, Back Health|

By Dr. Alison Leitch Chiropractor  Some Useful Facts About Low Back Pain Back Pain Is Common 4 out of 5 people with have an episode of back pain at some point in their lives Back pain in Australia costs the country more than $1 billion a year Up to 25% of people experience some type of back

Stress, Adrenal Fatigue and Health

By | 2017-01-09T12:44:41+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Articles|

By Karen McElroy Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Mind-Body Counsellor Modern life for many of us is fraught with constant low grade stress. Even being available and switched ‘on’ 24/7 can often give us a feeling of mild stress. We are always anticipating the next thing to do in our ‘inbox’ or the next stress to

Happy Healthy Pregnancy

By | 2017-01-09T13:02:16+00:00 June 28th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

 by Luisa Harvey ND Pregnancy is such a wonderful time to embrace and enjoy and just as every body is different, every woman experiences pregnancy differently. There is much we can do to ensure a happy and healthy pregnancy. Optimising your nutrition is a great foundation for growing a healthy baby as well as making

Acupuncture and pregnancy labour induction

By | 2017-01-09T13:04:00+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

by Patricia Kowal, MAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Practitioner Acupuncture may be used to help your baby in encouraging the process of labour induction if the baby has been slow in initiating the labour process. Midwives initially became interested in labour induction with acupuncture when they observed beneficial changes in pregnant women following acupuncture

Natural Support for Optimal Fertility

By | 2017-01-09T13:09:24+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

By Karen McElroy, Naturopath As holistic health practitioners we often talk to couples about the need for ‘preconception care’ – which is all about getting as healthy as possible prior to conceiving. Research has now confirmed the importance of making healthy changes to diet and lifestyle in the months leading up to pregnancy, not just

Functional Testing… How it can help YOU!

By | 2017-01-16T12:57:54+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Articles, Healthy Living|

Functional Testing...! How it can help YOU!! By Luisa Harvey ND! “Food based reactions are recognised as a common and growing worldwide health problem that can be linked as a key driving mechanism behind many chronic health conditions, with effects that are often as varied and numerous as they are far-reaching to the body.” -

Prevent back pain associated with pregnancy!

By | 2017-01-16T13:15:34+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Articles, Back Health, Pregnancy|

By Alison Leitch Chiropractor Many pregnant women experience low back pain, especially during the second and third trimester. A study of 400 women found that 42.5% of women reported pain during their pregnancy. One third of women report that their back pain is so severe that it interferes with their ability to work, sleep and

Prevention is the best medicine!

By | 2017-01-16T13:01:14+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Articles, Healthy Living|

By Karen McElroy Naturopath & Medical Herbalist The traditional medical establishment often defines health as simply the absence of disease. However there are so many layers to wellness and health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946, stating that health is "a state of complete physical, mental, and social