Celebrating 6 months of success: thanks to you! 💗

To all my wonderful patients, friends, family and everyone who has supported my home clinic in the past six months. Sending you a gracious 💓 bomb to sincerely thank you for all the support to be able to transition from big mumma clinic at Fertile Ground to very quiet, intimate and independent space in Ivanhoe. … Continue reading Celebrating 6 months of success: thanks to you! 💗

Cosmetic acupuncture: a natural alternative to Botox?

Are you feeling and looking, haggered, worn out? New shops are opening all the time in Ivanhoe but never really survive, the ones that seem to do well are ... the beauty salons! So many of us prioritise beauty and how we appear above everything else. If you are looking for a natural alternative to Botox … Continue reading Cosmetic acupuncture: a natural alternative to Botox?

Wake up & smell the roses: to your purpose

It's Wednesday morning and many of you may be thinking, bugger, another day at work and it's only Wednesday! Remember before all our complaints and dislikes comes the gratitude for the simple and essential things in life we take for granted. You're alive! You have choices, you have purpose, you came here to do something … Continue reading Wake up & smell the roses: to your purpose

Hickeys? No it’s gua sha – benefits & action

Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧; pinyin: guā shā) translates to "scraping sha-bruises", is a key treatment in traditional Chinese medicine where a clay spoon or tool is used to scrape the skin which brings out toxic heat from the body. The sha or toxic heat that is brought out from gua sha. Yes, it certainly looks … Continue reading Hickeys? No it’s gua sha – benefits & action

Cultivating gratitude amongst the chaos

I woke up to the screeching noise of  metal scraping and banging something. It was midnight. I soon roused and realised this was directed at our beloved new car! A driver was high on drugs and through my front window proceeded to drive forth and back into the cars rear wheel. The next day was … Continue reading Cultivating gratitude amongst the chaos

Anxiety: understanding and managing it with acupuncture

Anxiety is a common experience we all go through. If you have never had it before it can be quite a shocking ordeal; feeling like you are trapped within your body and know that something is wrong but are unaware of what it is. I really remember the first time I ever felt anxious. I … Continue reading Anxiety: understanding and managing it with acupuncture

Bun in the oven: keeping the yang warm for fertility and pregnancy acupuncture

Got to love that phrase, bun in the oven! But these sayings often ring true. As we age the yang, or the warming energy of the body declines and can cause health issues such as cold feet, diarrhoea, bloating, dark under the eyes and exhaustion. A baby needs a warm uterus to grow and thrive, … Continue reading Bun in the oven: keeping the yang warm for fertility and pregnancy acupuncture

Blogging in the Melbourne rain: acupuncture for positive mindset

It was supposed to be hot and sunny today, however we in Melbourne were greeted with humid air and rain! So easy to get yourself down if you were planning a glorious day outdoors! Remember though that rain brings clean air as it washes away the pollution and stagnant energy that builds up in this eclectic … Continue reading Blogging in the Melbourne rain: acupuncture for positive mindset

Pregnancy Birth Preparation Acupuncture: Induction

Many women in Melbourne are aware of the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy, such as preventing miscarriage, keeping mother and baby relaxed and calm along with treating mild side effects that occur throughout. I am always amazed at how cognisant mothers are these days when it comes to birth preparation. Women who have found pregnancy … Continue reading Pregnancy Birth Preparation Acupuncture: Induction

Acupuncture for sciatica: hip and leg pain

Acupuncture is highly sort out for pain, and it can be useful for sciatica. Sciatica can occur at any time in life, and it can be common in pregnancy given the ovaries and placenta produce relaxin hormone which helps stretch the ligaments and uterus for birth preparation. This can also cause pelvic issues with the impending … Continue reading Acupuncture for sciatica: hip and leg pain