5 Helpful Tools for Your Mind-Body Toolbelt!

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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.

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January 30th, 2017|

Don’t put up with headaches or migraines. Help is here + 3 simple ways to kick them to the curb.

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Most of us have had either a migraine or headache at some point, but if you are someone that suffers regularly from the dreaded head beast, then it’s time to get over it.

 

Headaches and migraines are usually classified as either primary or secondary. Primary headaches are generally caused by stress, tension, over exertion or hormonal imbalances, where as secondary are usually as a result of another condition, such as sinus infection, trauma, dental disease or tumour. Secondary headaches are of course a serious concern and if they are also followed by fever, severe dizziness, fainting, vomiting without nausea or are a follow on from a trauma then emergency protocols may be necessary.

January 28th, 2017|

Team Pagoda interview series – Meet Edwina!

Our Team Pagoda series continues to roll on – today we’ve sat down with our lovely practitioner Edwina to ask her a little about herself.  Edwina has been with The Pagoda family for quite some time now – we love what she brings to the clinic and to her patients.  A super compassionate woman on a mission to help others be the best version of themselves – who doesn’t want more of that!

Meet Edwina.

October 31st, 2016|

Team Pagoda interview series – Meet Caleb!

The weeks keep on rolling and whilst they seem to feel as though they’re speeding up leading into the warmer months, so often we need to be reminded to stop and take five.  Whist you’re taking your time out today, we’re moving on with our practitioner interview series.  If you missed last week, be sure to catch up on that here.  Today, we’re featuring our amazing practitioner Caleb.  Imagine the task of coming to work each day and being surrounded by an all-star, all-girl team (plus Caleb).  He is the man for the job.  Compassionate, gentle and kind, Caleb has no issues being part of The Pagoda Tree family.

If you’re yet to catch Caleb in the clinic, we’ve asked him a few questions today.  Here goes…

October 24th, 2016|

Team Pagoda interview series – Meet Sarah!

Here at The Pagoda Tree, we’re all about making your life sweeter.  We understand it can be overwhelming and a little bit daunting when you dip into the world of complimentary medicine, especially if you’re new to it.  We get it.  That’s why over the following weeks, we are doing a series of team interviews, to help you find the practitioner that’s right for you.  Whilst each and every practitioner (and staff member for that matter) is hand picked by our founder Nat, we equally understand that each of us have different needs and finding the right practitioner for the job might seem tricky. So here’s to taking the guess work out of your health and connecting you with the right person for YOU.

Without any more hooha, please meet our wonderful practitioner Sarah.

October 17th, 2016|

Why acupuncture could be the best relief for your aches and pains

Lower back pain, neck pain or headaches are something we all have suffered from. Sometimes only for a short time, but if it is constant or recurring, acupuncture can help. The efficacy of acupuncture is so great, that other health care practitioners are now learning to dry needle to harness some of the benefits.

Now before you do rush to The Pagoda Tree to get fixed we need to make sure nothing life threatening is going on. If you have had a recent physical trauma or are in an emergency state, please visit a hospital first as acupuncture cannot relieve pain caused by serious structural damage. If they give you the all clear from serious damage, then it’s time to get some acupuncture, and bring with you any scans or test results.

Acupuncture is perfect if the pain is due to inflammation, tissue damage or heightened pain reception. It is natural, quick, cheap, non-invasive and can be longer lasting than many other common treatments for aches and pains. So how does it work?

October 11th, 2016|

How to boost your man’s fertility, because it takes two to tango!

As a male practitioner in a natural fertility clinic, I am enthusiastic about advising and helping couples fall pregnant. Most of my day though, is spent assisting and educating women how to best boost their fertility. But one thing I find many women love, are tips to take home for their partner. There is no doubt that women take a much more active approach with fertility health and it’s about time men got as enthusiastic about falling pregnant, prior to the bedroom.

It is great when couples either come in together or separately for tailored treatments, as there are so many simple natural ways to boost fertility, but here are a few tips for men and how best to recommend it to your man.

September 28th, 2016|

Kimchi – a pungent jar of goodness!

Hippocrates once said ‘all illness begins in the gut’. You will hear this repeated (or should hear this repeated) often when you visit any health care practitioner. So how can I best pamper my gut?

We know that probiotic foods such as yoghurts, sauerkraut and miso soups are delicious and rich with beneficial bacteria for gut health, but kimchi may have even more benefits for a healthy gut and healthy body.

Kimchi is the national dish of Korea and has been known for its nutritional and health benefits for centuries. So delightfully good for your health, it was demanded by people during times of war, during the SARS outbreak and even taken into space. It’s not only full of probiotic goodness, but also a great source of Vitamin C, carotene, Vitamin A, B vitamins, calcium, iron and fibre depending on the ingredients used when you make it. As most Kimchi is also mildly spiced with chilli, it also helps keep your metabolism moving along.

September 5th, 2016|

What does stress management mean to you?

In recent weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of discussing the topic of stress management with patients, friends, and colleagues, and I’ve found something quite interesting! The degree of variation in our definition of stress management could very well be what’s holding us back from managing our stress.

If you believe that stress management means never feeling stressed and never experiencing negative emotions, you are setting yourself up for imminent failure! We are meant to feel a whole spectrum of emotions, both positive and negative.

September 1st, 2016|