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A quick post to let you know that massage is available again. The NSW Government clarified on Friday 17th April 2020 that therapeutic and remedial massage are allowed as essential services. Our fabulous massage therapists - Ron, Fei and Daniela are all available for treatments. You can book an appointment online here. Please note that these appointments are for acute pain or discomfort only.  We still recommend that you hold off on general wellbeing massage for now because we still all have a responsibility to decrease any potential spread of the virus via physical distancing wherever possible. If you're unsure if you should...

Oriental medicine consultations are now available online with our acupuncturist, Peter. We’re all learning to adapt with the current environment. Amidst everything that's going on, we believe that physical and mental wellbeing is more important than ever. So we're so glad that we can continue to stand by your side and support you, albeit virtually, through online consultations with Peter. These oriental medicine consultations are available to all new and existing clients. Through a secure online platform, you’ll be able to have a virtual consultation with Peter to comprehensively discuss your health...

A big hello to all for the new year even though we are in February already, but also Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (Year of the Rat) from tonika health's acupuncturist, Peter Scarselletti. For the first time in all my years as an acupuncturist, it's with sadness that I write about the fire element from Chinese medicine 5 Element philosophy, due to the extremely difficult situation that has gripped Australia over the last months in our peak bushfire season. My sincere blessings go out to those who have been affected by the fires, or...

Hi there, it's Peter (tonika health's acupuncturist!). Today, I want to chat about making the most of autumn. All life on earth, up until recent times, has been closely synchronised to the seasons. Modern developments have enabled us to adapt and live more easily through the seasons, minimising seasonal impacts on our lifestyle, while plants and animals are still very much in harmony with the seasons. However, we can never take away our deep primal connections to the seasons. And how they affect the functioning of our bodies. In fact,...

Hi all! My name is Peter and I'm the newest addition to the tonika health team. As a registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner, I'm so excited to have joined the tonika health family with Daniela, Rosie and Nina. To mark my commencement of my care of the Surry Hills community, I'd love to pass on an extremely powerful self care technique. Firstly, here's a little more about me. Through my 15 years of clinical practice, I've developed a special interest in difficult to treat and chronic conditions, fertility, pregnancy, female...

Hi all, it's Amy (aka resident acupuncturist) coming to you again. You know that age old saying of soup being good for the soul? I honestly believe it's true! The cooler months are often a time when we can start to feel a little low on energy and not have quite the same mojo that we had over summer. In winter, it's completely appropriate to take some time out, rest more, slow down and do less. And sometimes, we can feel like we just don't have enough juice in the tank to get through...

Hello! It's Amy, tonika health's resident acupuncturist. Who else has been feeling a little chilly in this winter weather? As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, I can’t help but think about how the external environment affects us. And I love how we can use the dynamics of each season to better our health. By tuning in to what your body needs this winter, you can help nourish your body, mind and soul. So, winter wellness…it can be a challenge. Colds and flus are everywhere. Most people have bouts of feeling low on energy, run down, flat and even a little depressed. It's...

Hey there! It's Amy, tonika health's acupuncturist. Recently, 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 that anxiety is often tied into this equation? According to the five element theory in Chinese medicine, 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 earth relates to the spleen and stomach. All of these have their own energy pathways, called meridians, that also relate to emotions and...