Hello and Happy New Year from Oxford! It has been a strange start to the year for many of us, with catastrophic bush fires burning across Australia that have resulted in absolutely devastating consequences for many individuals, our native wildlife and environment. It has been heartbreaking to watch from afar; and we have been obsessively […]
Feeling nauseous and sick in the early stages of pregnancy is incredibly unpleasant, but not unusual. Up to 80% of women experience these symptoms. However, there are a number of different treatment options and natural remedies that can help significantly with pregnancy nausea. Here are my top five favourites.
A medicinal herbal remedy to help you kick coughs, colds and respiratory infections to the curb.
Acupuncture has a long history of traditional use in fertility, pregnancy and birth support.
Across the globe, the month of March is assigned to Endometriosis Awareness. Endometriosis is a disease that affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide, with a prevalence rate of 1 in 10. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus, occurs elsewhere in the body, in spots where it should not be. […]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition, affecting 12-18% of women1, some say more. Despite its name, PCOS is more than just cysts on the ovaries and involves a complex hormonal interaction. If you have PCOS, you may experience a number of different symptoms, including: Irregular or absent period Excess body or facial […]
Here is another excellent home remedy and something we have a lot at home during this time of year. Basically, super-loaded stewed apples that, like the garlic oxymel, can be part of your winter kitchen remedy kit. Rich in Vitamin C, immune-boosting and antimicrobial properties, this recipe is more kid-friendly than the oxymel (though, kids can […]
As we begin moving into cooler weather here in Sydney, it’s a good time to look at what and how you’re eating. Different seasons bring with them different foods and flavours – which, interestingly, tend to match our nutritional needs. For example, throughout Autumn and into Winter, we see an abundance of fruits high in vitamin C […]
Acupuncture involves needling. It is, after all, acu-PUNCTURE. And this can really freak some people out. I get it, needles aren’t fun. Except, I am here to tell you, if they’re acupuncture needles. Acupuncture needles are rad. During a treatment, I use super-fine pins: the gauge varies from 0.18-0.20mm… which is 1/5 of a millimetre… which is very, […]
Now that my Masters is finished, and I’ve returned (refreshed!) from an end-of-year break, my full attention has turned back to clinical practice. This means I’m able to be *much* more available for appointments this year, offering naturopathy AND acupuncture… or a combination of both! So, you can now come in to see me on any of the […]