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Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) And Acupuncture

It’s the time of the year again. With the change in season, allergic rhinitis is on the rise.  What is allergic rhinitis? Commonly known as hay fever, allergic rhinitis occurs when the nose and eyes are coming into contact with allergens such as pollen, dust mite, moulds and animal dander. The body’s immune system recognises and then …

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Acupuncture Stress Management Brisbane

Can Acupuncture Help Migraine And Migraine Prevention?

What is a migraine? Migraine is a common neurological disease that can be very disabling. It is typically a throbbing headache, usually on one side. It can be associated with nausea and vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. What are the triggers? Triggers differ from person to person, but they can include: Environmental …

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Weight Loss and fertility

How Can A Healthy Weight Help You To Conceive?

Weight Loss and Fertility   Did you know that weight issues in women, both underweight and overweight, are a major contributing factor of infertility?   Being underweight or overweight can significantly disrupt the reproductive system. It can cause menstrual dysfunction leading to anovulation and infertility (1). A decrease or increase of adipose tissue (body fat) in underweight/overweight women may disrupt …

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Healing Therapeutic Garden Brisbane

An Exciting New Project In Our Own Backyard: The Ondol Healing Garden Brisbane

If you have visited us at Ondol Clinic in the past few weeks, you may have noticed something is “afoot” out the back. We are very excited about what is happening and when the work is completed, we are guessing you will be too. This project will bring a wonderful new dimension to the clinic …

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Acupuncture IVF Support Brisbane

How Can Acupuncture Help IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation)?

Acupuncture and moxibustion (herbal heat treatment) have been used for thousands of years in Asia to boost fertility and address the kinds of medical problems that prevent a woman/couple from conceiving. Recently this has become a popular adjunctive treatment to IVF treatments after studies have shown that it can increase the efficacy of IVF significantly (1). At Ondol …

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Stress during Covid

Reflections On Our New Times: The Stress Of It All

As Australia begins to talk about re-opening state borders, and a return to “normal” is on the horizon, it might be time to take stock and consider the impact of the global pandemic on our psyche. Even if we or our loved ones weren’t directly stricken by the virus, the long-term effects of quarantine and …

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Grief Covid19

Reflections On Our New Times: Grief And Loss In A COVID-19 World

A good friend recently returned to Brisbane after 10 years living and working in New York. As the Coronavirus escalated there, she felt increasingly alarmed and unsafe. The situation was rapidly deteriorating and in the last week of March, she decided to “come home”. Within 3 days she and her partner packed up their lives …

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Staying Fit During Covid-19

Reflections On Our New Times: How To Stay Fit During COVID-19

Why is exercise so good as a self-care practice, especially in challenging times?  Exercise is one of the best ways to bring down the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, reduce inflammation and boost our immune system. The right amount of exercise can be beneficial for a variety of psychological conditions, including …

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