You Can Change Long Term Pain Issues

Hello all, Rosie the osteopath here! Today I'm coming to you with a bit of a motivation booster/real talker. As a practitioner, I really WISH I could give all you fabulous patients a magic pill that would get rid of everyone's aches and pains...

Here's a great recipe for happy healthy bellies. Enjoy! Serves 1 2 tbs Chia seeds 2 tbs dried coconut milk powder 2 tbs psyllium husks 1 banana or pear, chopped 1tbs honey ¼ tsp cinnamon Add all in ingredients in a saucepan. Stir in 2 cups of hot water. Bring to a simmer on medium heat for few minutes as, stirring gently. Once your porridge becomes a smooth desirable consistency, remove and serve. Enjoy! ...

Being a little blocked up never feels good, BUT there are ways to naturally increase your chances of having really good bowel movement. Here's how!   1. Try acupressure (or acupuncture if you need a stronger effect) If you aren't pregnant, use this acupressure point between your index finger and thumb, close to where the two fingers join (called Hegu or Large Intestine 4). It'll help stimulate peristalsis to help get your bowels moving. If you are pregnant, try this acupressure point instead (called Large Intestine 10) 2. On waking, have warm water with the juice of ½ a...

Hi all, It's friendly naturopath, Kate, coming to you today. In clinic, there are some themes that I often see with regards to my patients…and this week we're having a look at how foodsensitivities can affect a range of health conditions in children…even those that are seemingly unrelated to food. Below are two case studies from actual patients (please note, names have been changed for privacy reasons). What we eat can impact us in so many ways. Of course, the same diet won’t work for everyone, and we're all incredibly individual creatures. It's so important to...

Good morning everybody! I hope you're all well and have enjoyed your Easter weekend. I wanted to take the time in this newsletter to share some new ice and heat science! Okay, its not NEW but it’s not information that has been well circulated and old habits still reign. I’m about to summarise A LOT of content, so chunks will be missing but pleeease feel free to email me (Rosie, resident osteopath) if you have any questions.   Bring on the Chillsss Ice slows down the movement of blood and constricts blood vessels, and there's...

Hi all, Amy here, tonika health’s acupuncturist! Thank gosh it’s autumn and we can slow down. The fast, furious and feverish spring, and energetic, joyous and outgoing summer are both over and we can now have some downtime…and read that book. It’s about time! Autumn is beautiful pivotal season between the Yang, active and out there season of summer and the more Yin or introverted season of winter.  In autumn, we begin to rebalance from being outside, outgoing and on the go. Instead, we start spending more time inside with introverted pursuits, having...

Good morning everyone! Rosie the osteopath here! I hope you’re all having a delightful day. I thought I’d take over today’s blog to answer a question which I'm regularly asked (and which hurts my heart every time). “Osteopath? You just treat backs, right?” No, no and thrice NO! Osteopaths are trained to assess and treat a massive range of musculoskeletal problems and pains. I treat from your feet all the way up to your noggin (is that a really colloquial slang word? Anywho, I mean your head! We are trained to triage for injuries,...

Hey there! It's Amy, tonika health's acupuncturist. Recently, more than usual, I've been treating clients who are experiencing anxiety. Did you know that summer, joy and your heart are all related according to Chinese medicine and the five element theory? And that anxiety is often tied into this equation? According to the five element theory, everything in the natural world is made of five elements - fire, earth, water, metal and wood. In the body, these elements correlate to organ pairs - for example fire relates to the heart and pericardium, while earth relates to...

Keep calm and stimulate your what? Your vagus nerve! It's an important nerve in your body that stems from your brain all the way down into your abdomen. It plays a part in all sorts of functions, from regulating your heart rate to digesting your food. In fact, the vagus nerve runs your parasympathetic nervous system (your body's own personal peace guru, or the 'rest and digest' system), signalling a sense of safety and calm to your body and mind. This system runs in opposition to the sympathetic, or 'fight or...