The Body in Harmony with Spring

        Knowledge of the seasons and how they affect the body and mind are fundamental to the practice of Acupuncture. With Spring upon us it is a wonderful opportunity to examine how we can attune ourselves to the season for our health and vitality. Whilst seasonal changes can be more subtle in… Read more »

Clay Packing

        Clay Packing has been used for centuries in many cultures for its cleansing and healing properties. Clay packing is often indicated when chronic health complaints are present, that are stubborn to resolve with multiple therapies. This can include pain, fatigue, digestive complaints, poor fertility and sinus problems. The clays used are… Read more »

Swallowing my own medicine

People often ask, “How do you take care of your health and the health of your family?” Preventative medicine is always a top priority for our family; eating regular home cooked organic whole foods, drinking filtered water and getting plenty of rest. Life is also about a good dose of fun, and it is important to… Read more »

Environmental Toxins

by Kate Bird – naturopath One can’t help but wonder how many common modern day diseases would still be around if we weren’t exposed to all the toxins that we are today. As we go about our daily routines, our bodies are constantly bombarded with toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Our liver works hard to… Read more »

Roast Parsnip and Beetroot Salad with Horseradish Cream

2 bunches beetroot, rinsed and quartered 2-3 parsnips, quartered 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup walnuts salt and pepper   Horseradish Cream 125ml pure cream 125ml mayonnaise 4 tbsp fresh horseradish, freshly grated fresh pepper   Preheat oven to 180 degrees Place beetroot in a small roasting dish and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil… Read more »

Autumn by Shani Isaacson – acupuncturist

In ancient times those people who understood Tao (the way of self cultivation) patterned themselves upon the Yin and the Yang (the two principles in nature) and they lived in harmony”, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. The days are starting to shorten and we experience a coolness in the air after the long,… Read more »

Babies, Toddlers and School-aged Children love acupuncture too!

Skin therapy acupuncture is a highly effective way to treat babies and children. When treating babies (usually from 6 weeks) and school age children we use a soft metal object called a Teishin which comfortably touches the surface of the skin providing excellent stimulating properties and is very comfortable – so there is no pinprick! Acupuncture and this… Read more »

Coconut Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric Dukkah

Recipe by Paige Redford   Dukkah ¼ cup macadamias ¼ cup pistachios 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground ginger ¼ cup pumpkin seeds Soup 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 1 litre veggie stock or bone broth/stock 1 cup water 1kg butternut pumpkin, chopped into chunks 500g sweet potato, chopped… Read more »