By Dr Luke McPherson (CM) This explains the feel-good effect of acupuncture. When the needle is inserted, and then stimulated, it blocks the efferent neuron. This means that it is blocking the signal the injured/diseased site is sending to the brain saying “I’m hurt!”. This then allows the body to get rid of the inflammatory […]
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By Dr Luke McPherson (CM) As you get further into your pregnancy you will undoubtedly deal with lower back pain and/or hip pain. As someone who is already a little less mobile, and a little less flexible than before; an addition to back and hip pain can make life a whole lot harder. Back pain […]
Written By Dr Luke McPherson (CM) I have to provide a warning before you read on; to explain how cupping works, I have to delve into the body’s biochemistry. Some of the terminology can be a little dry, but in order to truly appreciate how amazing this medicine is, I have to use this terminology. […]
Written by, Dr. Rochelle Hammond (Acupuncture TCM) The companion article to this blog (Breastfeeding, Post Natal Care and Lactogenic Foods) has been published on the West St Wellbeing blog. Together they are intended as a brief guide to breastfeeding and treatment of common issues such as poor milk production and painful breast with at home […]
Attention pregnant Mummas and birthing partners, we have a new course specifically for you! Acupressure For Late Pregnancy and Birth When: Tuesday, 19th January 3-5pm, 12th February 6.30-8.30pm, 16th March 3-5pm, 16th April 6.30-8.30pm Where: West Street Wellbeing Studio – 64 West Street, North Sydney 2060 What to Expect: – An interactive hands-on course for […]
Skin is our largest organ and yet we often place it well down the list when considering a healthy lifestyle. Whether it is a cleanser, skincare, makeup or sunscreen, the products that we use on our skin are absorbed and ingested. I know for myself that when I apply oregano oil on my feet, within […]
Written by, Dr Rochelle K Hammond (Acupuncture, TCM) When you are struggling to conceive, you want a plan of action, clear direction and to know what the next steps are. We want to share with you what we know works and what we say to the women and couples who come to see us in […]