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Low libido

Low libido

17 September 2020 - Isn't it funny? Talking about sex and making jokes about sex when all is well is easy.  But what if your sex drive or libido is low? This is something we often don't speak about, which is strange because a low libido is very common and often caused...

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Stressed? Take care of your adrenal glands

Stressed? Take care of your adrenal glands

17 September 2020, Natalie Gibson - Our adrenal gland is a key part of our stress response, it is the gland that produces our stress hormone cortisol amongst others. Normal amounts of stress are considered normal. It's what gets us up in the morning, it encourages...

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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

14 September 2020 - Just look around you, the seeds are sprouting, coloured flowers and green are everywhere. Not only the plants and animals, but we are also coming out of hibernation. In Winter we saved our energy and made plans which we can realise during Spring....

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Qi & meridians

Qi & meridians

3 September 2020 - Within traditional Chinese medicine there are a number of terms that we regularly use such as Qi, yin, yang and meridians. Sometimes we use these terms during your consultation. And no, it isn't strange that you have no idea what we are talking...

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Health Benefits of Omega 3

Health Benefits of Omega 3

28 August 2020 by Natalie Gibson - Omega 3 fatty acids support the cell membrane structure of each of our cells as well as the internal organelles within the cells, assist with lipid digestion transport and metabolism, maintain stability of chromosomes and regulate...

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How is acupuncture going to help me conceive?

How is acupuncture going to help me conceive?

30 August 2020 by Naomi Jankowski - The question I receive the most frequently in clinic is "How does acupuncture work?" This is such a fantastic question with multifaceted answers. The question I like even better is "How is acupuncture going to help me conceive?"...

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Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine

20 August 2020 - The practice of Chinese herbal medicine dates back thousands of years, and many of the herbal combinations (ie 'formulas') used today are still based on those from ancient medical texts dating back as far as circa 200 C.E. Chinese herbs consist of a...

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Together with less sugar through stage 4

Together with less sugar through stage 4

18 August 2020 - SUGAR In a nutshell, unrefined sugars are the natural and unprocessed sugars which also contain all kinds of minerals, fibers and vitamins. Your body needs these nutrients to digest sugar properly and for a smoothly digestion. In contrast, the refined...

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Food intolerances

Food intolerances

The food we eat makes up a large component of our energy source and nutrients for our body to thrive. However, food can also cause significant harm if the food does not agree with us. Food intolerances are quite common in relation to many health conditions such as:...

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How do you drink your water?

How do you drink your water?

24 July 2020 - You’re walking outside but it’s freezing. Your shoulders and neck cringe and your body gets tense. Do you recognise this? That is exactly what cold is doing to you, but also what a cold drink does to the inside of your body. Which is a natural response...

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Yin yang

Yin yang

17 July 2020 - In China, the terms yin and yang have been used for thousands of years, but we in the West find them often abstract. And that is slightly remarkable as we are unconsciously busy with yin and yang all day. Arno Roelofs, one of best acupuncturists of the...

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Cosmetic acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture

29 June 2020 - HOW IT WORKSCosmetic acupuncture is often seen as a safe and natural alternative to Botox, as the two treatment methods have a similar effect in firming the skin around the face. Cosmetic acupuncture helps with anti-ageing, acne and pigmentation. ...

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Kids health & nutrition

Kids health & nutrition

26 June 2020 - Quite often we discuss children as being miniature adults. However in relation to health this is further from the truth. The health of children is very different to the health of an adult and is treated very differently due to the development of key...

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The most natural way to read time

The most natural way to read time

16 June 2020 - THE CHINESE ORGAN CLOCK Of course we find traditional Chinese medicine and a holistic approach very interesting. We would love to tell you more about that, and maybe you finally find out why you feel in certain way in the day or why you wake up during...

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Winter

Winter

2 June 2020 - While in spring the seeds sprout and the sun heats the earth, in winter nature crawls back into the soil and people are doing the same thing; intuitively we turn inside ourselves during winter. Winter is a time to slow down and gather energy for when the...

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Collagen

Collagen

1 June 2020 - Collagen is the most abundant protein that forms your skin, providing structure and firmness. Collagen is produced by special cells in the second layer of your skin. Collagen is produced by fibroblasts and broken down by enzymes. If this production and...

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Gua Sha stones back in stock

Gua Sha stones back in stock

26 May 2020 - Gua Sha is used to induce the action of collagen building cells in the layer of the skin, improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage and relieve facial muscle tension. Rose quartz is one of the most used crystals used for healing. The energetic...

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Fertility Program

Fertility Program

26 May 2020 - by Aleisha Rasheed, Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Natalie Gibson, Naturopath. The Altona Acupuncture fertility program offers the special benefit of having a team of practitioners working together to support you. Fertility is...

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Immunity Broth

Immunity Broth

26 May 2020 - We are so excited to tell you that Nat (naturopath) and I developed our own organic tea / broth for your immunity. With this broth/tea you enjoy the benefits of Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine in one cup. It's called Ying Qi and it is...

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Spotlight on Hay Fever and 4 helpful acupuncture tips

Spotlight on Hay Fever and 4 helpful acupuncture tips

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to dust, pollen and other airborne allergens. In response to these otherwise harmless floaties the nasal sinuses become inflamed which causes sneezing, runny nose, watery and itchy eyes and headaches. Hay fever is most common during...

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5 Tips To Boost Your Immune System and Stay Healthy

5 Tips To Boost Your Immune System and Stay Healthy

The strength of your immune system is tested in winter. According to Chinese medicine this is because our immune system requires heat (yang energy) to circulate between our skin and muscles but in winter our yang energy retreats inwards to protect our organs. Check...

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