Spring Sneezes?

Seasonal change is in the air! Shortly followed by snotty noses, sore throats, sneezing and headaches presenting as hay-fever or even worse the dreaded flu…
Wind changes each year often leave many suffers reaching for pharmaceutical drugs such as antihistamines, nasal sprays and cortisone inhales in hopes of combating these distressing symptoms.

But there is relief without drugs….

Acupuncture along with the use of Chinese herbs is an ancient art of healing that has stood the test of time for thousands of years as a safe and effective treatment. At Nurture Clinic our practitioners assess and address the underlying cause of these symptoms -with the aim to strengthen the immune system and preventing the body being susceptible to further attack of illness, whilst supporting the body’s self-repair mechanism.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) does not view nasty pathogens such as germs, virus and even pollen as the solitary offender responsible for disorders such as hay-fever and flus.  TCM views the body and all its systems as a whole. When one of these systems in this case being the immune system known as Wei Qi in TCM, is no longer functioning at optimal level, there may be imbalances within the body. Once the body is in a state of imbalance this can create an environment for external pathogens such as wind to penetrate the body carrying with it virus and germs.

Research has shown that real acupuncture (RA) compared to sham acupuncture (SA) is significantly more effective in relieving seasonal allergic rhinitis. One study results indicate that RA is more effective than SA in decreasing symptoms of sneezing, itchiness of ears and palate of mouth with the mean difference of 95%.
Handy hints to protect yourself this flu season
Stay indoors on windy days to avoid airborne pathogens
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, to avoid exposure to dust and pet fur
Add warming, spicy or pungent foods to your diet. E.g. garlic, onion, lemon and ginger. These foods help dissolve and clear mucus.
Leave out the greasy, high sugar and dairy from your diet. These foods generate mucus in the body as well as lower immune system.
Listen to your body. If it’s telling you to rest, then rest! Often we get caught in the fast pace of life and burn our candles at both ends. This in turn also lowers the immune system. The body needs rest to replenish
Stay warm. In particular keep the feet, tummy, lower back and neck warm. In doing so this promotes smooth flow of energy (Qi) within the body promoting good health.
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping and essential oils can help you get back on your feet again and equip you with fantastic armour to fight those winter blues.

Book your appointment today at Nurture Studio with one of our friendly practioners to help you get back on your feet again enjoying the vitality of life!

Meet new practitioner – Melissa Bond

For the past five years Melissa operated her own clinic treating an array of muscular skeletal conditions in the farming country of Far North Queensland.  Alongside moxabustion and cupping techniques, Melissa also practices as a massage therapist.

One of the reasons  behind her recent move to Brisbane was the ability to extend her knowledge and skills by attending more educational workshops surrounding how our ‘gut’ is connected to multiple health issues. She views ongoing personal development as new knowledge to be reflected in her work for clients, and also as personal empowerment that encourages her to practice preventative medicine.

Melissa sees her work as valuable in treating anyone and everyone as there is very little exclusion in both gut issues and muscular skeletal pain. She is dedicated to helping those help themselves on the journey of leading, maintaining and practising a healthy life.

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Fertility

CHINESE MEDICINE & ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY, PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL SUPPORT.

Chinese Medicine is clinically demonstrated to; assist in optimising fertility, reduce the likelihood of complications in pregnancy, alleviate common complaints experienced in pregnancy and aid in recovery from childbirth.

Did you know that one in six Australian couples experience difficult in conceiving naturally? Acupuncture has a long tradition in being used to optimise fertility and improve natural conception rates through the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Further, in cases where natural conception is not happening, Acupuncture is widely used as a supportive therapy to IVF treatment with scientific studies illustrating the increased chances of pregnancy in women receiving Acupuncture concurrently.
Pregnancy itself, though for some women a breeze, in reality most will experience some level of discomfort or complaint, including:

Morning Sickness/Nausea
Heartburn
Acid Reflux/regurgitation
Body Aches and Pains; low-back pain, pubic symphosis, hip & groin pain
Breech Presentation
Fluid Retention
Depression, Stress & Anxiety
Constipation / Diarrhoea / digestive disorders
Poor Sleep
Threatened Miscarriage
Headaches and Migraine

Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy that can assist in the alleviation of these symptoms either as a stand-alone therapy or as an adjunct to conventional care. It can all assist with specific pregnancy and birth related issues including:

Fertility
Recovery from C Section
Pre/Post Natal Care
Birth Preparation
IVF Support
Labour Induction