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    Acupuncture is a form of TCM which uses thin disposable needles to tonify Yin & Yang and smooth the flow of qi and blood for health to ensue. Disease in Chinese Medicine is said to be due to deficiency of Yin or Yang or stagnation of Qi or Blood, Acupuncture increases the pain relieving & feel good hormones, serotonin & endorphins & decreases inflammation in the body.

    Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of "yin" and "yang" of the life force known as "qi," pronounced "chi." Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces. For further details contact Carina[email protected]This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Qi is said to flow through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These meridiens and energy flows are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the body.

    Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.

    Though today we know this list to be more extensive, in 1979 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following list of common conditions proven to respond to TCM Acupuncture:


    Upper Respiratory Tract:
    Acute sinusitis
    Acute rhinitis
    Common Cold
    Acute Tonsillitis

    Respiratory System:
    Acute bronchitis
    Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

    Disorders of the eye:
    Acute conjunctivitis
    Central retinitis
    Myopia (in children)
    Cataract (without complications)

    Disorders of the mouth:
    Toothache, post extraction pain
    Acute and chronic pharyngitis

    Gastro-intestinal disorders:
    Spasms of the esophagus and cardia
    Acute and chronic gastritis
    Gastric hyperacidity
    Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
    Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
    Acute and chronic colitis
    Acute bacillary dysentery

    Paralytic ileus

    Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders:
    Headache and migraine
    Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)
    Facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within six months)
    Pareses following a stroke
    Peripheral neuropathies
    Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early sage i.e. within six months)
    Meniere’s disease
    Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
    Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
    Intercostal neuralgia
    Cervicobrachial syndrome

    “Frozen shoulder”, “Tennis elbow”
    Low-back pain

    Today’s science shows Acupuncture can also be used effectively in:

    Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and chemotherapy
    Blood pressure problems
    Sexual dysfunction (low libido, erectile dysfunction)
    Breech position in pregnancy
    Induction of labor

    Rheumatoid arthritis

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    Ear acupuncture involves the stimulation of definite points on the ear to normalise the bodily function. These points are believed to correspond with specific organs, emotions or sensory feelings. Ear acupuncture increases serotonin and endorphins and is very relaxing.

    Evidence exists for the use of ear acupuncture in drug and alcohol detoxification, smoking cessation, weight loss, stress anxiety, depression and musculoskeletal disorders.

    For further details contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Suffering from chronic fatigue, headaches, constipation, gallbladder disease/gallstones, acersion to fats, terrible hangovers, etc. These are common symptoms of what is known in natural medicine as a sluggish liver.

  • A Naturopathic Consultation is holistic and assesses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. For example from a Western Medical Perspective you may be medically diagnosed with hypothyroidism however, from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective your diagnosis might be;


    • Decreased Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) due to "Functional Hypothyroid"
    • Poor breakdown of fats and increased visceral adiposity due to a "Sluggish Liver".
    • Excess cravings for carbohydrates due to “Insulin Resistance” and "Functional Hypoglycemia"
    • Long term stress leading to "Adrenal Exhaustion", cortisol spikes and resultant weight gain
    • Long term stress leading to “Nervous System Exhaustion” and emotional eating
    • Nutritional deficiencies of Iodine, EFAs, selenium
    • Excess Bioaccumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as fluoride, aluminium and  BPA leading to a disruption of thyroid hormone production. 


    Naturopathic Treatment Principles 

    • Tonify the thyroid to boost BMR
    • Improve insulin sensitivity
    • Balance blood sugar
    • Tonify the adrenal gland
    • Nourish the nervous system
    • Replace nutritional deficiencies
    • Treatment in the terms of dietary, lifestyle, supplement and herbal medicine recommendations are then derived from these treatment principles.

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine

    As an Acupuncturist, I will also diagnose your Pattern of Disharmony according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. In obesity, it may be for example Cold Damp accumulation due to Spleen Qi and Yang Deficiency. I will prescribe Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Dietary Therapy to treat your Pattern of Disharmony. Rather than prescribing Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas, I specialise in preparing Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulations in organic 1:1 high practitioner strength extract form 

    Once I have confirmed a Naturopathic Diagnosis, I will then explain the Naturopathic Causes of your condition from a Naturopathic Perspective so that you will be motivated to remove these causes to the best of your ability and have a better chance for cure, depending also, on the strength of your Vital Force. As the "Stress-Less Naturopath" I tailor a Health Management Solution to suit your lifestyle.

    I am trained in pharmacology, herbal and supplement contraindications and drug/nutrient, drug/herb interactions. I can prescribe safely if you are pregnant and breastfeeding or on medication. As a Herbalist and Nutritionist I specialise in matching the pharmacological actions of drugs with natural alternatives using compounds found in food and herbs. I will always give dietary advice and assess your diet for nutritional deficiencies.

    Classical Homeopathy

    As a classical homeopath I may also prescribe what are described as your constitutional remedy, an acute lesional remedy or drainage remedy.

    What to expect during a Naturopathic consultation?

    At either a consult in person or an online consultation I will

    Discuss your presenting symptoms

    • Discuss any medications that you take to ensure that there are no drug/nutrient or drug/herb contraindications with proposed or current treatment
    • Discuss your past health history
    • Discuss your family history
    • Ask you questions about relevant body systems to gain a better understanding of your condition
    • Perform nail analysis and tongue and pulse diagnosis to asses for mineral deficiencies (For online consult you will need to email photo of tongue)
    • Perform Iridology (for online consult you will need to attach photo of left and right iris)
    • Take your blood pressure
    • May recommend blood or other tests
    • Explain the Naturopathic Causes of your health issues from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective
    • Provide a diagnosis from a Chinese Medical Perspective
    • Prescribe treatment in the terms of diet, (including Chinese dietary therapy), lifestyle, herbal medicine, homeopathy and supplements in the form of an email prescription.
    • Provide ongoing support through Online Naturopathic Health Resource and Consultant Services.
    • Face-to-face consultation includes acupuncture according to your Pattern of Disharmony.

    For further details contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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