Shining a light on Relationships

If you need to build, maintain or end a relationship with another person, it is always necessary to understand the relationship you have with yourself within this dynamic. Maybe it is a partner, friend or relative that you are involved with. The feelings can be painful, intense, tumultuous, raw and will often expose the truthContinue reading “Shining a light on Relationships”

What is biopuncture?

What is Bio-Puncture? Bio-Puncture is a relatively new therapy in Australia designed to alleviate many types of pain. Bio-regulatory medicine or Homotoxicology is the specific, scientific concept behind Bio-Puncture. Bio-Puncture uses small amounts of sterile saline solution injected subcutaneously (just below the skin), in conjuncture with oral homeopathic medicines. Depending on tissue type or organContinue reading “What is biopuncture?”

Basics of nutrition

Dietary nutrition is vital to naturopathic principles and underpins all healing, homeostasis and re-juvination. Generally the idea is to reach a balance of pH in systemic tissue (ie around 6.8-7.2), so efficient enzyme function and optimal cellular energy can be carried out. Digestive health is also essential in the nutritional process involving optimal gut microflora, mucosal barrierContinue reading “Basics of nutrition”

Understanding emotional and psychological problems through homeopathic remedies.

Thus, behind all disease lie our fears, anxieties, greed, likes and dislikes. Let us seek these out and heal them, and with the healing of them will go the disease from which we suffer. Dr Edward Bach – The Twelve Healers We are challenged daily with varying degrees of emotional and psychological problems, which representContinue reading “Understanding emotional and psychological problems through homeopathic remedies.”

Why Weight?

 A Naturopathic Understanding of Weight Management. Does one size fit all? Certainly not, we are all shapes & sizes, maintaining, losing or gaining weight for very different complex reasons. Naturopathic weight management assesses a person’s whole health profile including; their physical health and nutritional intake, exercise or activity levels, as well as, psycho-emotional and spiritualContinue reading “Why Weight?”

Understanding the acid -alkaline or pH balance in our bodies.

pH (potential of hydrogen ions) is the indicator used to measure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. ( For instance a low pH indicates a high concentration of hydronium ions and a more acidic solution, whilst a high pH indicates a low concentration, hence the solution is more alkaline.) pH is measured on aContinue reading “Understanding the acid -alkaline or pH balance in our bodies.”

Peeling off the Layers – Bio-Regulatory Medicine

Bio-regulatory Medicine (BRM) is overall, an evolution of scientific exploration and the art of prescribing to aid the body’s natural healing abilities. It takes into consideration techniques that can induce a self-regulatory reaction in our innate healing mechanisms and attempts to influence the body directly and indirectly, using saline and medicinal stimulants, so that theContinue reading “Peeling off the Layers – Bio-Regulatory Medicine”

Rhodiola rosea

Common names: Golden root, rose root, arctic root. Botanical Family: Crassulaceae. Part used: Root As part of my series on Nervines or herbs exerting a positive action on the nervous system, I would like to introduce Rhodiola. This is fast becoming one of my favourite herbs due to its unique actions and its ‘super-herb’ abilities.Continue reading “Rhodiola rosea”

Stress, Exhaustion and Depletion; the Dance of our Hormones

Stress, Exhaustion and Depletion – The Dance of our Hormones  Stress, exhaustion, weight issues, gut/immune and mood disorders are common presentations in clinic, existing as single presentations or as very complex problems. Generally clients have gone through extreme stress or have ongoing stress or trauma; they also have a feeling of ‘burn out’ or profoundContinue reading “Stress, Exhaustion and Depletion; the Dance of our Hormones”

Skullcap (Scutellaria Latiflora)

Skullcap is one of the most widely used herbs for anxiety and nervous conditions. It is a traditional herb used for soothing a frazzled nervous system and appears to work via the GABAergic system, often through an interaction with the benzodiazepine site on GABAA receptors for its anxiolytic (assist with anxiety) activities. Also Skullcap hasContinue reading “Skullcap (Scutellaria Latiflora)”