February 11, 2016

Probiotics

The word ‘probiotic’ comes from the Greek word ‘biotikos’ which translates to ‘for life’. Probiotics are friendly, good bacteria that assist in supporting healthy digestive function. There are literally trillions of bacteria living in our gastrointestinal tract at any one time, both ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Our body’s own innate intelligence knows how to balance the levels of good and bad bacteria so that they can coexist happily within the gastrointestinal tract resulting in a well functioning digestive system. However, factors such as illness, antibiotics, certain medications as well as high stress, alcohol and poor dietary habits all contribute to the […]
February 8, 2016

Child Acupuncture

Questions: Can children have acupuncture? What conditions/symptoms can you assist with? Answer: Children have been treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicines for thousands of years. Acupuncture treatments for children are quick and there is minimal pain. The needles are very fine, there is a quick in and out insertion and we only use between 1 and 4 points. Babies as young as a few weeks old can be treated. Once a child reaches around 5-7 years of age the needles may be retained for up to 5 minutes. We usually treat children sitting on the parents lap or on the […]
January 28, 2016

Surviving the silly season

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