Health and Wellness

14/02/2019

Could Chinese medicine be the possible missing link to treating vascular dementia? A promising new clinical trial is underway in Australia

According to research from Dementia Australia, there are currently over 400,000 Australians living with dementia and vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of Australians living with dementia is expect...
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17/01/2017

Traditional Chinese medicine and psoriasis

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a commonly seen chronic and inflammatory skin condition that results in red, thickened, flaky patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It may also be painful and, or itchy. It can occur on different areas of the body. Commonly it is seen on the elbows, knee...
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29/11/2016

Taking Chinese Herbs - An insight by Greg Bantick

People sometimes ask me if they can finish off those couple of bags from weeks ago? Generally speaking, it is best not to. The way we think about an appropriate prescription is to listen closely to and ask questions about the details of your symptoms, take your pulse, look at your tongue, may...
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03/08/2015

When do you need Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Greg Bantick - Many people still think acupuncture is only good for pain relief. In fact, many medical conditions are well treated with traditional East Asian medicine. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, massage, exercise, and many other techniques are included in the discipline of trad...
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22/06/2015

​Adult bullying: the indignity and its consequences

You’re 7 years old and you’re playing in the school playground. You’re effortlessly gliding over the monkey bars and you jump to the ground, filling the air with a cloud of dust and lodging shards of bark in your sneakers. Suddenly it’s your turn to be “it” so you close your eyes, count to te...
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26/05/2015

Postnatal Depression – Identifying Risks & Working Proactively to Strengthen Mothers

Affecting approximately 13% of mothers, Postnatal Depression is a complex and persistent depressive disorder. It is debilitating and can have long-lasting emotional, psychological and physical effects on both mother and baby. Early identification of risk factors and appropriate diagnosis is e...
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13/05/2014

University of Queensland – Presentation Panel on Cultural Diversity

Recently, Greg Bantick, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and acupuncturist, has participated in a panel presentation to students of the University of Queensland who are training as educators in the field of health, regarding sensitivity and understanding to different cultures and viewpoi...
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18/11/2013

Chinese Herbs May Help Women with Breast Cancer

Scientists analysed data from seven studies involving 542 women with breast cancer. They concluded that Chinese medicines may safely reduce the immuno-suppressive side effects of powerful anti-cancer drugs. Chinese herbal medicine may protect the immune systems of breast cancer patients from ...
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08/11/2013

Period Pain & PMS

For many years period pain influenced and controlled my life in big ways. This is not only true for me, but for my sisters, my friends, and many of the women I have met through my Chinese Medicine practice. It can feel awkward or socially inappropriate to discuss our period problems, and we f...
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15/04/2013

Exploring Wellbeing through Chinese Medicine - Workshop

I think one of Chinese medicine's strengths is it teaches us how to use our own senses to better understand our health and needs. Following a conversation last week, I have just seen again a large gent who reported that he is noticing how certain foods make him more sleepy, bloated, pess...
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