The truth about weight loss

Almost 2 in 3 Australian adults are either overweight or obese. Lets just let that sink in for a bit. 2 in 3 – that’s about 11 million people in this country alone who are struggling to maintain a healthy weight. We all know that there are many health implications for being over-weight and obese, but still the statics are not improving… why is this such an issue for us? Why not just lose the weight?

January 3rd, 2019|

The wonderful Chaste Tree (Vitex), is it what you are missing?


We use a number of different herbs and supplements in clinic, to treat a wide range of issues.   However in a clinic that specialises in hormonal health and fertility, Chaste Tree (also known as Vitex or Chaste Berry) has to be one of the favourites. 

July 18th, 2018|

Am I having a boy or a girl??


There is something in the water here at The Pagoda Tree, as not only are we helping many couples fall pregnant, but our small staff of 11 has seen 4 pregnancies/births in the last year.   During that time, one of the funniest videos to come out, was when our manager posted her big gender reveal of her soon to be baby.  Her and her partner had purchased a big balloon to pop, that would reveal the gender through coloured confetti.  What followed was her popping the balloon and jumping being ecstatic to have a girl as pink confetti flew through the air, and her partner standing beside her looking utterly confused as he remembered he was colour blind.

It got me to thinking that it is great that couples can decide to find out the gender of their babies now days, but what is going to happen to all the old ways of predicting?  If you are a bit of a traditionalist/hipster like myself, then I think its time that we bring the old ways of predicting back in vogue.  Here are some of the best (but not most accurate) ways to tell if you are having a boy or a girl.

May 23rd, 2018|

How best to utilise Acupuncture for IVF.


Assisted conception is becoming more and more common and many people believe that IVF automatically results in pregnancy.  However as anyone involved in fertility will tell you, conception is not always easy and there are a number of things that can affect fertility. 

IVF is costly, so to be better prepared is not only good for your health, but also your wealth.  Research suggests that people who receive Acupuncture pre and post IVF procedures, better their chances of a successful full term pregnancy.   Acupuncture during IVF is time sensitive though, so what is the best timing for your acupuncture appointments and the reasoning behind them???

April 18th, 2018|

Why it’s so important to have acupuncture treatments during your first trimester.


We are always so excited for our patients when they become pregnant! Sometimes it’s been a long road to success, and sometimes it’s completely unplanned. Either way, the first trimester is such an important time to be taking care of yourself — and we want to help!

 Many women don’t realize that not only is acupuncture generally safe during pregnancy, treatments by highly experienced practitioners can make all the difference during this incredibly special time.

How, you ask? Allow me to enlighten you!

April 3rd, 2018|

Cosmetic Acupuncture / Facial Enhancement Acupuncture.


Cosmetic Acupuncture or more accurately Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) is becoming a popular, natural alternative for enhancing ones beauty and for very good reasons.  As our life expectancy and quality of life continues to improve, many of us also hope that we can keep our youthful looks.  This has seen a huge increase in people getting cosmetic surgeries, botox and many other unnatural treatments, that give an outwardly amazing look, but may have unwanted side effects and dangers to the body.

November 11th, 2017|

Introducing Aroma Touch!


Your well-being is best supported when you have a variety of treatment and maintenance options. This is why we, at The Pagoda Tree, have decided to roll-out a very special approach to healing through the AromaTouch Technique – a gentle, massage-like treatment that incorporates high-quality essential oils!

November 1st, 2017|

Attention Allergy and Hay fever suffers!!


Every year as spring comes around, we see an influx of people coming into the clinic wanting relief from sneezing, puffiness, sinusitis, shortness of breath, itchy skin and eyes, and we always tell them the best way to stop these symptoms is preparing for them a good month or two in advance.  Well that time is now!!

Last year was a particularly bad year for hay fever and allergy sufferers and if you remember we had the dreaded asthma storm, so to best prep your immune system, carpe diem.   So what is the best way to prep yourself for this, well here are a few things you can get started on right away.

August 30th, 2017|

5 Helpful Tools for Your Mind-Body Toolbelt!


You run around from here to there, from home, to work, to the shops, cooking, cleaning, friends, family, pets, kids, birthdays, weddings… who on Earth has time to deal with their emotions? Well… I’ll let you in on a little secret: You do!

March 28th, 2017|

Team Pagoda interview series – meet Jacinta!

Jacinta is one of our much loved practitioners here at The Pagoda Tree.  You’ll find Jacinta in the clinic on weekends AND we are excited to announce she is adding more treatment days to her calendar as we sink into 2017.  As a busy mum of two, we count ourselves lucky to have her.  Here’s a little more about Jacinta and her love for Chinese Medicine.  We know you’re going to love her too.


January 30th, 2017|