How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Benefit Your Mental Health

How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Benefit Your Mental Health

It is estimated that one in five Australians – roughly five million people – have suffered from mental health issues over the past year. Mental illnesses are far more than feeling sad or stressed, as they can have debilitating effects on our cognition and emotional balance, but conventional medications often have distressing side effects. These factors have lead to the popularity of holistic therapies such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but are they effective?

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Understanding Mould Toxicity

Understanding Mould Toxicity

As a practitioner I witness many incredibly challenging personal journeys.  Often clients come to me as a last resort because conventional medicine in all its glory can often miss an all too common underlying issue of mould toxicity. 

It isn’t uncommon to hear clients have been told ‘its all in your head’ or ‘just rest and it will pass’.  Unfortunately, these types of comments not only aren’t the case (if only it were that simple), they can be quite damaging to the client’s overall spirit and mental state, leaving them feeling confused, discouraged, doubting themselves, and often more depressed and symptomatic. 

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Shining Light on Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury

Shining Light on Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury

We often take our health and independence for granted, but for many thousands of Australians affected by neurological disease or injury, even tasks such as making a cup of tea or remembering their way around a supermarket can be a distant dream.

Dementia Australia estimates that there were 436,366 Australians living with dementia in 2018, while an alarming 26,433 had younger-onset dementia. Tragically, the incidence of neurodegenerative disease is rapidly rising, as around 250 people are diagnosed with dementia every day. Given the devastating effects that these conditions have on individuals and their families, and sometimes harmful effects of medications, new approaches are desperately needed.

What if light could play a role? The need for safe, effective treatments has led to the study of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser therapy or photobiomodulation (PBM). This therapy uses near-infrared light to boost the body’s natural healing ability.

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Coeliac Disease - What to do with a diagnosis

Coeliac Disease - What to do with a diagnosis

Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune condition whereby exposure to gluten, a protein found in wheat, triggers an inflammatory response in the lining of the digestive tract. This inflammatory response can cause damage to the cells, resulting in local irritation and inflammation, a reduced absorption of nutrients, and potentially heighten the risk of gastrointestinal cancers.

How is Coeliac Disease detected? Do you really have to be that careful with gluten and how do you protect your gut moving forward?

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