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Energetic Healing For Relaxation

December 19, 2018
In this modern world in which we live anxiety, stress and depression are commonplace, even affecting the younger generation today in large numbers.   If you are looking for a better way to cope with stress and anxiety and rebalance the body energetically to allow for healing and the clearing of old patterns that are no longer serving your best interests,  then I have something to offer you. Blending The Ancient Healing Tradition of Reiki With New Science The Energy Field Science has now proven beyond the shadow of a doubt what all Energy Healers have always known and that is the existence of an energy field surrounding our bodies which can now be measured and photographed with sensitive scientific equipment.  This is exciting news! If we can first understand that stress, anxiety or illness are the results of interruptions to this energy field, then we must also understand that the body must be treated as an entire field, energetically speaking, in order to re-establish our full healing potential.  There is no successful way to treat an individual symptom or single part of the body, the body will always compensate in some way, resulting in a game of symptom chasing, leaving the body even more exhausted, anxious or unwell. Relax and Rebalance Blending the ancient healing tradition of Reiki with the new science of Reconnective Healing and Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique, you can book a 30 minute or 60 minutes individually structured Energy Clearing session that will help you relax and rebalance. An Energy Clearing session will assist in balancing all body systems, clear long-held emotional patterns, beliefs and traumas and allow the body to heal. Leaving you feeling relaxed, calm and restored. Lianne Cameron Bio-Energetic Synchronization Therapist   You can book an Energy Clearing session at Wellwood Health in Loganholme 7 days a week. You can read about our Energy Practitioner right here on our website. You can have a 60 minute Energy Clearing Session for $89 or a 30 minute Energy Clearing session for $49. BOOK NOW  

What Is Homeopathy?

December 19, 2018
Homœopathy treats the “whole person” which means that two people presenting with the same complaint may receive a different medicine based on their individual symptoms and emotional response to the illness. Homœopathy was developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, over 200 years ago and is based on the principle of “like curing like” although the principles go back further to Hippocrates & Paraselcus.   “like curing like”   What type of medicine will be given? Homœopathic medicines are made utilising predominately plant, animal & mineral substances in dilution to stimulate the body’s own natural healing response. They are prepared according to strict guidelines set out in international pharmacopoeias and under the control of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Since the medicines are very dilute, homœopathic medicines are considered gentle in their action when prescribed by a registered homœopath.   What conditions can homœopathy treat? As indicated previously, a wide range of both acute and chronic illnesses may benefit from homœopathic medicine. – Acute illnesses commonly prescribed for include: sports injuries, coughs, colds, diarrhoea, hay fever, travel sickness. Homœopathy may also be of help in deeper, more chronic diseases, including a wide range of illnesses: autoimmune diseases and on-going chronic complaints for which conventional medicine often has nothing further to offer. Today, extensive clinical experience, observation and research continue to support homœopathy’s effectiveness for a wide range of complaints for men, women, children, infants and the elderly.   What does a visit to a homœopath involve? An in-depth investigation is all important when taking a homœopathic case. As well as asking about your symptoms, a homœopathic practitioner will be interested in you as an individual and the unique way in which your symptoms affect you. The first consultation with a homœopath may take an hour or more, however, simple acute complaints may only take 15-30 minutes. Information relating to current symptoms and past medical history will be required. Questions may also be asked about diet, sleep, lifestyle, and about some mental and emotional aspects. Physical examinations may be required according to the particular complaint. Treatment then involves the prescription of the most suitable medicine, matching all of the symptoms and individual characteristics of the patient to the medicine. Two people with the same condition may have very different prescriptions because of their own unique set of symptoms. Your practitioner might also advise general lifestyle and dietary changes as part of a treatment plan or recommend a visit to a General Practitioner or for tests to be carried out.   Research According to the Faculty of Homeopathy, UK, between 1950 and 2014 over 104 Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT’s) were published in peer review journals which describe statistically significant results. Of these RCT’s comparing homœopathy with placebo or conventional medicine, 43 reported positive results for homœopathy.1 The largest ever National Health Service (UK) homœopathic study, carried out in Bristol, spanned 6 years of research with over 6500 individual patients: – chronic diseases such as eczema, migraine, arthritis, chronic fatigue and irritable bowel

What Does a Naturopath Do?

December 18, 2018
First of all, it is important to acknowledge that naturopathic medicine encompasses a body of healing practices and not just one. It supports the body’s natural healing processes through a range of alternative therapies. Naturopaths are trained in many areas of speciality in order to create personalized treatment for ailing patients. It is also important to note that naturopaths are designed to work alongside your GP or Doctor. How it Works With naturopathic medicine, the body’s reactions to illnesses – such as fever, inflammation and pain – are seen in a positive light. They are considered signs that the body is healing itself. Instead of disrupting this healing process, practitioners strive to support it by using a combination of solutions. Treatments used include nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture and homoeopathy. Naturopaths often use therapeutic exercise, pharmacology, counseling and soft tissue manipulation as well. In some cases, light therapy and electrical devices are applied. Principles of Naturopathic Medicine Naturopathic specialists abide by a certain code of ethics and principles. Natural Healing Power Naturopathic treatment aims to promote self-healing. In other words, symptoms should not be vilified but should be used as useful indicators of malfunctions in the body. Therapies should, therefore, be directed at encouraging homeostasis instead of simply suppressing symptoms. Causes vs. Effects To adequately treat a health condition, the remedy should uproot the cause instead of only eliminating the effects. A cough, for instance, is an effect or symptom. It is the cause of a cough that should be the focus of treatment. Do No Harm Any therapy administered by a naturopath should not cause any harm to the patient or worsen the existing condition. Practitioners must protect the patient by selecting safe solutions. Holistic Healing Naturopathic medicine should provide holistic healing. Because health is influenced by physical, mental, emotional, social and environmental factors, treatment must consider all related factors and provide help in all relevant areas. Prevention is Cure Practitioners of this discipline advise patients not to wait for health conditions to advance before seeking help. Prevention is considered the best cure. Physicians are Teachers Naturopathic practitioners have a responsibility to teach patients about healthy living. Treatment can provide temporary relief but education is the secret to a lifetime of good health.   Conditions Treated by Naturopathic Medicine Naturopathic medicine is ideal for treating degenerative and chronic conditions. Patients can also experience relief from symptoms of: • Traumatic injuries • Diet conditions • Fertility and Pre and Post-natal conditions • Infections • Acute illnesses that produce pain and fever   The Consultation Consultations with a naturopath are similar to a conventional doctor as both conduct medical interviews, physical examinations and lab tests. The duration of a typical consultation is 60 – 90 minutes and quite often more than one appointment is required. You may also be prescribed supplements and given dietary advice. We have a number of Naturopaths are Wellwood Health, each of them specialising in different areas of expertise. You can review our therapists via our ‘Naturopath’ page,

What Is Deep Tissue Massage? Is It Right For You?

December 18, 2018
Your muscles are so tight they hurt – all the time. The pain may even be keeping you up at night. Maybe you’ve been to your doctor. You’ve tried muscle relaxers, stretching at home, and anything else you and your doctor can think of, but nothing is working as well as you would like. Your doctor may have mentioned a deep tissue massage. Or you may have done an internet research and run across a long list of types of massages and wondered which one is for you. Each one is appropriate for certain circumstances. The combination of slow strokes and firm pressure and the goal of deep tissue massage distinguish it from other types. How does it work? Deep tissue massage penetrates through layers of muscle to break up the knots and scar tissue that are responsible for your pain. When the source of your problems lays deep inside your muscles, the inflammation can limit your range of motion and interfere with proper circulation through your muscles, leading to fatigue and keeping you from enjoying life to its fullest. Deep tissue massage aims to relieve the deep pain. Your masseuse will begin with a lighter touch to warm up your muscles. The most common techniques used next include stripping and friction. With stripping, your masseuse goes along your muscle fibres with their knuckles, thumbs, elbows, or forearm with a deep, gliding motion. Friction goes across your muscle fibres, breaking up knots and allowing muscle fibres to realign in a healthy manner. Both techniques improve blood flow to the muscles, making you feel more energetic in time when done on a regular basis. Deep tissue massage can be intense, so communication with your masseuse is essential. They should ask from time to time whether the pressure they are using is too hard or not hard enough, but you should feel free to speak up if, at any point, you would like them to use less pressure. When is Deep Tissue Massage Appropriate? Deep tissue massage has a different purpose than a Swedish/Relaxation massage, which is what most people think of when they think of a massage. A Swedish/Relaxation massage is intended to relax while a deep tissue massage is meant to heal. It is common, however, for a masseuse to provide a few minutes of Swedish massage at the beginning and end of a deep tissue massage. There are a variety of cases in which deep tissue massage is beneficial. It can be useful as part of a rehabilitative program following an injury, but it is most often used for chronic pain related to things like posture problems, limited mobility, and back problems. If you’ve been living with muscular pain for years, a regular program of deep tissue massage may be an important part of your solution. Wellwood Health has several Remedial Massage therapists that are qualified in Deep Tissue Massage. Each therapist is very different in their approach and experience so feel free to give us a call to

What You Need To Know About Acupuncture As A Women

December 18, 2018
Modern day living continues to pile mounting pressure on today’s woman to work harder in order to deliver without fail, on two fronts – at work and at home. At work, she is the professional who meets set targets, crunches number efficiently, sees to the recruitment of new clients or take the helm of a multi-million dollars company. At home, she has to take on additional responsibilities to see to the kids, help them with their homework, ensure that dinner is ready on time as well as create a conducive home environment. With such responsibilities resting on her shoulders, coupled with advancement in age, it is common for worry line to develop and premature wrinkles to set in. In a bid to salvage their fading looks, women have often turned to cosmetic solutions that more often than not, achieve less than they promise. Some cosmetic products are however designed to cover up the wrinkles and other blemishes that afflict the face, therefore, are only useful to a certain extent. Some procedures involve injecting chemicals subcutaneously to root out wrinkles and give fuller lips. Such solutions may work splendidly for a short period of time but may eventually affect your health negatively. Surgical solutions require one to have significantly deep pockets and may at times achieve less than perfect results. For women who are not surgically inclined and are not open to cosmetic solutions that involve harmful chemicals, cosmetic acupuncture provides an ideal alternative. Facial acupuncture is the latest arsenal in the anti-aging war and has been embraced by Hollywood A-list celebrities, who are past the first flush of youth. They have enlisted the help of acupuncturists in their quest to sport beautiful, glowing, exceptionally smooth complexions. Driven by fear of fillers and botox, most women lately are turning to acupuncture as a natural solution to the ageing process. Practitioners claim acupuncture can lift sagging skin, reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, and improve skin colour and texture. These effects can last for about three months, and a session takes only about 45 minutes. But that is only one facet this Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for more than 2,000 years – it is used to treat everything from backaches to migraines to fertility problems. Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective form of alternative medicine. In this form of ancient Chinese medicine, fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points of the body referred to as pressure points. These points are located on the meridians which are energy pathways for the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. When energy flows freely along these meridians, health is assured, but when the energy flow is hindered, pain and illness occur. In cosmetic acupuncture, insertion of needles at these points stimulates the production of collagen – a protein that keeps the skin youthful and elastic. The minor skin trauma releases energy and endorphins resulting in improved blood and oxygen circulation while stimulating cell regrowth.