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Hi there, It's Peter, tonika health's acupuncturist. I hope you're all well and staying warm with this chilly winter weather. Is it just me or does it seem to be more of a doozy than usual? Colder temperatures and more colds/flus going seem to be going around. Don't get me wrong, I love winter. But I think it's safe to say than none of us are fans of feeling run down. I want to tell you all about a simple, yet little known, technique that I love to ensure that you can...

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, tonika health's resident acupuncturist. I'm coming to your inboxes today with some bitter sweet news. I'll soon finish working at tonika health. It's truely been such a wonderful and beautiful place to work, treat and collaborate. However, I recently took on the role of director at an acupuncture clinic in a new hospital. While I hoped I could continue practicing at tonika health, I've recently realised that the new role is a much bigger job than initially anticipated! And I may have bitten off a little more...

Being a little blocked up never feels good, BUT there are ways to naturally increase your chances of having really good bowel movement and support your digestive health. 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...