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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, what is it? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is a mental health condition that can appear from experiencing or seeing a traumatic event. Most people who experience a traumatic event will naturally need to adjust and recover from the experience. With time and good self-care, usually they will improve and get back to normal. In the …

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Surviving Christmas

October ticked over this year and as it did up went the Christmas decorations at my local shopping centre. Face palm ensued. Look I get it, commercial enterprises are looking at ways to keep their bottom line out of the red, and we are currently in an economic quagmire affecting this. The problem is this just seems to ramp up …

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PCOS

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is characterized by an imbalance of hormones which can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, acne and excessive facial or body hair. Other symptoms may include weight gain, thinning hair on the scalp and depression/anxiety. Treatment typically involves medications and lifestyle …

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PMDD

PMDD or Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is characterized by intense physical and psychological symptoms that greatly interfere with daily life. These symptoms can include depression, anxiety, irritability or mood swings, fatigue, bloating or breast tenderness and difficulty concentrating. The exact cause of PMDD is unknown but it may be related to hormonal …

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IVF Acupuncture

Going through a fertility journey? Started looking into IVF? Have you considered IVF acupuncture? What is IVF acupuncture? Ivf acupuncture is the use of acupuncture strategies to support the IVF process. There is much research suggesting acupuncture may have an impact on influencing our hormones via the nervous system. The body has two systems that control every function in our …

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Anxiety

Anxiety can range from your mind being just a little too racy and difficult to slow down to rocking in the corner feeling like chicken little with the sky falling. It can have significant impacts on our life affecting our sleep, mood, appetite, relationships and our ability to function. Why do we get anxiety? Anxiety can come as a response …

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Anxiety

Anxiety is not a dirty word. Anxiety, it’s real and it can range from the innocuous irritating back of your mind presence to the all-encompassing rocking in the corner variety. Some people don’t really understand the extent anxiety can reach and it can seem like something to just get over so when presented with someone suffering severe anxiety it can …

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Pregnancy Back Pain

Pregnancy back pain That amazing time has arrived when becoming a mother is just around the corner. You are feeling amazing right? Because isn’t that what supposed to happen? Certainly, in some cases women respond to pregnancy with a revitalised feeling of health. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In some cases it can be in fact quite the …

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Detox Newcastle – and other springtime fairy tales

It’s that time of year again.  The weather gets warmer.  Our clothes get thinner and shorter….and we freak out about the state of our bodies and how we have mistreated it over winter. Luckily, with spring comes a natural increase in energy and a desire for renewal (phew!).  So then we decide we are going to lose 400 kilos, tone …

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Private Health reforms as of April 1 2019

What are the changes to private health insurance? Do they affect me? As of 1stApril 2019 the federal government has legislated changes to private health fund rebates for Complimentary therapies. Some of these therapies will no longer attract a rebate from private health insurance. Chinese medicine and acupuncture however will still continue to have private health fund status. Can I …