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04/10/2017

Auto Immune Response and treatment

It is possible to develop an auto immune response to anything in the body - ie: joints, organs, nerves, hormones, muscles etc. Addressing and treating this response cannot simply be based on the tissue under attack, but must also take into account the way the immune system is behaving. Autoimmun ..
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22/03/2017

Mindfulness suggestions for work stress

If you are not working, but looking for work or studying, whatever your daily activities are you can modify these suggestions for your specific situation. Mindful morning When you wake up, take a few quiet moments to affirm you are choosing to go to work today. If you can, briefly review wha ..
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03/03/2017

Suggestions for mindful eating

Paying attention to your relationship to food is important for your health. Listening to your body and observing the activity of your mind in relationship to food can help you to make and maintain healthy changes in your diet. When we are on automatic pilot, we tend to act (in this case, ..
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22/02/2017

Brand new evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture

Brand new evidence report on the effectiveness of acupuncture A recent study by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) found evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture (/therapy/acupuncture) for 117 conditions with strong evidence of the effectiveness of 8  ..
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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, knees,  ..
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05/12/2016

Greg Bantick’s tips for a healthy Holiday Season

It's the end of another year. For many of us, it has been a busy and eventful year. Outside our personal lives, there have been many dramatic world events that also influence us. Now comes a string of events, entertaining, cooking, cleaning, shopping, packing and more. It is a time of workplace  ..
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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, maybe  ..
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04/05/2016

What is erythritol?

What is erythritol? Erythritol is a polyol or sugar alcohol. (Although neither a sugar or an alcohol, it is a combination of sugar and alcohol molecules) The substance stimulates the sweet receptors on your tongue. Available in a granulated or powdered form, it looks and tastes quite like white  ..
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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 traditi ..
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24/07/2015

Igniting Your Spark

There may come a time in your life, and that time may be now, where the churning feeling in your stomach is relentless and your mind constantly wanders to alternate realities where life is more motivating, energetic, free and fulfilling. Perhaps your life is chugging along okay but you fantasise ..
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