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Dry Needling Versus Acupuncture

  What does Acupuncture and Dry Needling have in common with Vultures? You might not have come across, but in professional circles, the difference between acupuncture and dry needling is a hot and ongoing debate. Before you get your next dry needling done by an allied health professional, you might consider the information provided below. …

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Acupuncture Health Funds Australia

Private Health Fund Changes In Natural Medicine Australia 2019

What Do The Changes Mean For The Clients Of Ondol? The hot topic in recent months has been the impact of private health fund changes to our industry! As you all know, from April 1 this year, private health insurance policies were modified. The hardest hit areas were natural therapies. Under the review by the …

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Finding balance in food

Eating With The Seasons – Autumn

There is something to be said about sitting down for a hearty soup on a cool day.  It is like our body craves the warmth. In Oriental medicine, balance is required in all aspects of life including in what you eat with each season. It is based on the ancient concept of Yin and Yang, …

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Massage Toowong

The Power Of Massage

Massage is the perfect complement to acupuncture and Oriental herbal medicines. The power of touch is essential in the health and well-being of everyone.  It offers an opportunity to connect, heal and ease pain.  Not only from massage but through handshakes, hugging, holding, even stroking our pets to calm them.  Ondol’s very own massage practitioner, …

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2019 Chinese Star Sign Pig

2019 – The Year Of The Pig

The Chinese Zodiac system has existed in Chinese culture since the Qin Dynasty more than 2000 years ago.  2019 is the Year of the Pig, and to be more specific the year of the Earth Pig – something that only happens every 60 years.  People born in the Year of the Pig tend to be …

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End of year blog

Surviving The End Of Year Sprint And Starting The New Year Fresh!

It’s December!  The end of year madness has started.  Christmas parties, family gatherings, catching up with friends – with October and November seemingly passing in a blur.  Sound familiar? We all tend to work in overdrive or hyper-vigilance – trying to be everything to everyone and everywhere at once. Hoping not to ‘drop’ the ball, …

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Detox And Oriental Medicine – How Are They Linked?

Detox And Oriental Medicine: How are they linked? When people think of Chinese medicine they certainly have heard of acupuncture and maybe Chinese herbs, but most of them are not necessarily aware that it is about lifestyle medicine. When people come to our clinic the four most important questions asked are: 1. How is your …

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Stress Management for Insomnia and Mental Exhaustion

​Article 4 – Stress Management for Insomnia and Mental Exhaustion

Six Simple Techniques to regain Clarity and Vitality We spoke about how stress affects moods and physical tension in our previous articles. We all know that sleep is essential to our well being, yet insomnia is prevalent in our modern culture, especially with technology and distraction at our fingertips 24/7. Nothing is worse than not …

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Article 3 – Stress Management and Menstrual Irregularities

The regularity and quality of the menstrual cycle is a very good indicator of a woman’s overall health. As mentioned in our previous articles, stress impacts strongly on Liver physiology. The main functions of the Liver energy are to harmonise the circulation of Qi throughout the body as well as to store and regulate the …

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Mood-Swings

Article 2 – Tips for Dealing with Mood Swings and Irritability

Mood swings, irritability and tension are some of the most prevalent signs of stress in our lives. These symptoms become overwhelming for many of us, and often we turn to self-management strategies like overindulging in food or alcohol, or vegging out in front of the TV. Unfortunately, these behaviours don’t address the causes of our …

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