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Is food your medicine?

Is food your medicine?

Is food your medicine? At AcuHealth, is a great big YES from all of us. In clinical practice we see that patients who make beneficial adaptations to their food and lifestyle choices are more likely to achieve the long-term results they desire. This is why we love to...

Acupuncture for Teeth grinding and TMJ problems

Acupuncture for Teeth grinding and TMJ problems

 Did your last dental bill come as a shock? One major cause of damage to teeth is nightly grinding, clenching and gnashing of the teeth. Besides structural abnormalities which your dentist can rule out, this subconscious habit is commonly induced by underlying stress....

Home-made Lollies

Home-made Lollies

A colourful treat for your skin, joints and gut – and your soul 😊 : Quick, simple and delicious. When you think of gelatin, you might have some childhood memories of Haribo gold bears or shiny, colourful and wobbly jelly desserts. While gelatin is indeed handy to...

Healthy snacks for stay-at-home-days

Healthy snacks for stay-at-home-days

Pumpkin Cannelini dip   Isn’t the yellow colour a joy to the eye? Indulge in this creamy, nutritious dip that uses white beans and sweet-roasted pumpkin for sweetness. In Chinese medicine, all types of beans benefit the kidney energy and the yellow and sweet...

What is it about the medicinal mushrooms hype?

What is it about the medicinal mushrooms hype?

All about Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Shiitake and Co. The range of medicinal mushrooms includes Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion's Mane, Shiitake and many more. They are claimed to provide numerous health benefits including boosting your immune system,...

Tips for Healthy Eating

Tips for Healthy Eating

Principles of healthy eating Although Chinese medicine dietary suggestions are very specific, there are a few basic guidelines for eating healthy, no matter what your health condition or constitutional type. Avoid cold or frozen foods. Even if you have a hot...

Hot drinks for the cold season

Hot drinks for the cold season

Chilly nights lately! Fancy a hot drink to warm yourself from the inside out? Let us introduce you to carob! Looks like chocolate, but has its own unique flavour: Heavenly earthy and sweet by nature. Unlike chocolate, carob contains no theobromine, a caffeine-like...

How to stay away from colds, flu & Co.

How to stay away from colds, flu & Co.

  Prevention is always best! Here are our five top tips to stay away from the common cold in Winter time:  Eat warm and nourishing foods, such as soups and stews. Use some warming spices like cinnamon, cardamom and onions. Avoid cold and raw foods, salads, sushi...

Seed Crackers

Seed Crackers

So you have the weekend sorted and fancy a healthy snack for your movie night? Just because we all love crunchy snacks, don't we? Seed crackers will you give that perfect crunch, while providing you with lots of fibre, vitamins and omega-3s. In Chinese medicine, seeds...

Acupressure for Labour

Acupressure for Labour

We have created a practical acupressure handout for you and for your support person. It is useful and easy to use for labour, hopefully both encouraging and empowering. Please contact us to obtain this acupressure guide as a handy pdf or print to take with you to...

What does acupuncture feel like? No more fear of needles.

What does acupuncture feel like? No more fear of needles.

  Do you break a sweat just thinking about getting a needle?   Naturally, after experiencing blood taking, vaccinations, piercings or tattooing, you might associate needles with pain. Yet, here it is important to know that none of the needles used in...

Black Rice

Black Rice

Ready to switch to the dark side of rice? Not only does it taste great and is very satisfying with a mild nutty flavour and chewy texture, black rice has also several amazing health benefits compared to its rice siblings. Speaking Western medicine, black rice is...

Heidi’s Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

Ingredients: (Mince) Capsicums (about 6) 500g of Beef Mince 1 Brown Onion 1 clove of Garlic 3 Shredded Carrots 2 Shredded Zucchini's 1 cup of Mushrooms Ingredients: (Cheese Sauce) 1 Cup of Milk 1 Cup of Milk (2nd Cup of Milk) 1 Tablespoon of Cornflour 1/2 Cup of...

Chocolate Mousse – the natural way.

Chocolate Mousse – the natural way.

  We love to indulge...the natural way! 😋   So hidden underneath these juicy fresh berries you will find a creamy plant-based chocolate mousse - with an exotic touch of orange. It literally takes you only minutes to whip up 8 yummy cups of this goodness:...

Supporting a new mum post partum

Supporting a new mum post partum

Modern research on post partum recovery These days, a woman is usually discharged from the hospital within 24 to 48 hours after a vaginal birth but can be as little as 6 hours post birth. With a c-section birth, generally, women are kept in hospital care for 3 to 5...

Eating in tune with your menstrual cycle

Eating in tune with your menstrual cycle

Eating in tune with your menstrual cycle Do you want to boost your fertility and eat more in tune with your menstrual cycle? The idea is in order to conceive, the lower body likes it warm. For that reason, it is essential that you reduce or better fully avoid any cold...

Paediatrics

Paediatrics

Acupuncture for Children? According to a study by the Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago (Dec 2015), acupuncture is something parents should consider if their children are suffering from chronic pain. Children with various chronic conditions were studied to...

Clean start into 2019

Clean start into 2019

  In our daily life, we are exposed to numerous chemicals through our food, skin & airways. According to the Endocrine Society (2019), there are over 85,000 manufactured chemicals, thousands of which may be categorised as endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDC),...

Qi Beauty, What is it?

Qi Beauty, What is it?

  What is Qi Beauty? Qi Beauty is a natural system for rejuvenation and detoxification. Developed by Kathy Pedersen, this system offers facial treatments using non-invasive gold-plated micro-magnets. Why use it? If you are looking for a natural approach to skin...

Hello Spring

Hello Spring

Hello Spring! As equinox is happening this Sunday, 23rd, we are officially in Spring…yay! With temperature rising we finally want to spend more time outdoors and the topic of cleansing is on many a mind! Do you need to cleanse? How do you cleanse? Let’s have a look at...

Conception. It takes two.

Conception. It takes two.

Conception. It takes two! 😉 Chinese medicine is assisting many women around the world in their endeavour to fall pregnant. Critical factors in women are often weight management, stress levels and overall body strength. Whether a couple aims for natural conception or...

Mother’s Day Competition

Mother’s Day Competition

Time to give thanks to all the wonderful Mums out there for all the love they share with us during the year! What could be more rewarding for HER than having some quality time a full of beauty and relaxation? AcuHealth Acupuncture is giving away one Mini Escape...

LEMON CANARY Natural Essential Oil Chakra Playdough

Good Morning Everyone! This super cute and super fun recipe was brought to you by Jasmine at The Lemon Canary. Any essential oil brand can be used as long as it is NON TOXIC if ingested or potent to touch. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup of flour 1/2 cup of salt 2 teaspoons...

LEMON CANARY – RAW BROWNIE with MACADAMIA & GOJI BERRY

  Hi Everyone! we would love to pass on this recipe from Jasmine at Lemon Canary for a delicious raw brownie recipe! we hope you enjoy as much as we did. The recipe is as follows.   BASE. 3 cups walnuts. 20 dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes) 1/2 raw...

What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture? The word acupuncture is derived from Latin roots, with the Latin word acus means a needle and acupuncture means to puncture with a needle. Acupuncture is an ancient science and art of healing. It is a method of treatment involving the insertion of...

Christmas Ginger Bread Balls

Ingredients:  1/2 a cup of Dates 1/2 a cup of Cashews 1/4 cup of Almonds 1-2 Tsp of Ground Ginger 1 Tbs of Nut butter (Almond) 1 scoop of Vanilla Raw Protein (or Shredded coconut) 1 Tbs of Coconut Oil

Bone Broth

  Wellness professionals talk a lot about bone broth. People from different backgrounds including traditional medicines and early conventional medicine have used it extensively - in fact, in the early 20thcentury in UK hospitals it was prescribed on admission for...

CHINESE HERB OF THE WEEK | JU HUA

A lot of people don't use Chinese herbs because they aren't sure what's in them.  To demystify them, introduce them to the world and share with you all how fantastic they are, we've created this weekly blog.  In it, we'll cover a new herb every week, and show how some...

Caramel Fudge Bliss Balls

 3 Ingredient Nut Free Bliss Balls   Ingredients:  6 tablespoons hulled tahini 3 tablespoons honey* 2 cups desiccated coconut Directions: Place the ingredients into your food processor and quickly pulse until the mixture is combined and sticking together. Use damp...

The 2 week gut cleanse (Part 3 of 3)

The 2 week gut cleanse (Part 3 of 3)

  Repopulating the good stuff If you have read Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, by now you will have done most of the cleansing work, and been off the stuff that causes the issues for a week or so.   The third step in the process is to boost the beneficial...

DIY Almond Mylk

Have you ever thought about making your own Almond Mylk? or any nut mylk at all? You may be surprised to know that it's SUPER easy! You can alter the recipe to make as much or as little milk as you like, how sweet the milk is and even how thick it is too! More and...

The 2 week gut cleanse   (Part 2 of 3)

The 2 week gut cleanse (Part 2 of 3)

  Note: If you haven't seen Part 1 yet, best to read it for context first. First: First things first.  It's really, REALLY important that while you're doing this cleanse, you don't put anything in that is causing the problems in the first place.   That means...

The 2 week gut cleanse   (Part 1 of 3)

The 2 week gut cleanse (Part 1 of 3)

  This article is in three parts, because you need some time to "digest" the information before undertaking any type of "cleanse".  Part 1 introduces the conditions during which it may be useful.  Part 2 explains Week 1, and Part 3 explains Week 2.   The...

Coconut Snow Balls

Delicious Gluten free, Nut free and Vegan Bliss Balls! Makes 12 balls 1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, divided 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil 3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground...

Menstrual pain

Menstrual pain

By Margi McDonald Selfcare with Acupressure & what you can do when you suffer from menstrual pain Menstrual pain is very common among young women. Despite the significant impact that menstrual pain has on academic attendance and performance, social activities and...

Lorna Jane Nut Free Bliss Balls

Makes: 12 balls Ingredients: 3/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pepitas 1/2 cup desiccated coconut + an extra 2 T for rolling afterwards 2 Tbs ground chia seeds 1 level Tbs linseeds 10 fresh pitted medjool dates) 1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds (Note: If liquorice flavour...

Perfect Potion | Tea of the Week vol.2

AcuHealth Acupuncture has recently introduced a new range of Perfect Potion products including teas and Mum & Baby lotions and oils. Over the next couple of months, we will be publishing blogs which go into more detail on each specific product  - their...

Delicious Coconut Flour Cookies

A really great cookie recipe we found on The Coconut Mama! These delicious cookies only have 3 ingredients!! 3 Tbs. Coconut Flour 2 Tbs. Coconut oil/Butter (cold) 1 Tbs. Raw Honey  Firstly, preheat the oven to 185 degrees and line a baking tray with grease paper Blend...

Perfect Potion | Tea of the Week vol.1

AcuHealth Acupuncture has recently introduced a new range of Perfect Potion products including teas and Mum & Baby lotions and oils. Over the next couple of months, we will be publishing blogs which go into more detail on each specific product  - their...

Meatball Manoola Recipe

  This delicious recipe is one of Heidi's all-time-fave's that her Grandma makes! For the meatballs, It includes: 500g Mince 1 Onion (finely diced) 1 Clove of Garlic (crushed) 1 Egg The sauce contains: 2 Carrots (grated) 3 Celery stalks (chopped) 1 Tin of...

Heidi’s Lunch – 3rd of October

Heidi's Thai Chicken and Pork Rissoles with Coleslaw Recipe! Ingredients: (Rissoles) 500g Pork Mince 500g Chicken Mince 4 x Spring Onions (finely chopped) 2 x Cloves of Garlic 1 x Juice of a Lime 2 x (Thumbnail size) nubs of Ginger 4 x Tablespoons of Fish Sauce 1/2...

Spring Flu

Lots of people assume that because Winter is over and Spring is rolling in, we can relax our vigilance against catching colds and flu. In fact, Spring and Summer influenza reporting in Australia has increased significantly in recent years (Kelly et al, 2013). So what...

Elephant Journal Menstrual Flow Morning Juice Recipe

 Menstrual Flow Morning Juice When we embrace our cycles and flow as a woman, good things happen. We listen to what our body needs; respect its ebbs and flows, and adjust accordingly. When we're menstruating, our bodies might be lower than usual on iron. It can be...

Lebanese White Coffee

White Coffee: A refreshing, Caffeine-Free drink from Lebanon! I first saw this recipe online and decided to try it for myself! It's a simple and soothing coffee alternative, perfect for an after dinner refreshment. This Lebanese "White Coffee" doesn't contail any...

Raw Gingerbread Balls

Heidi and Morgan both decided, after many taste testing, that this was the BEST Gingerbread ball recipe we could find! We hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did. Just in time for Christmas! Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Serves: 10 balls Ingredients: 1 1/4...

Winter Wonders | Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa Cough Syrup

Winter Wonders | Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa Cough Syrup

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa our 'go to' COUGH SYRUP!!!! Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa is our favourite traditional remedy for sore throat and cough.  Most importantly it has a pleasant taste to it and many patients have indicated that they have no trouble administering it to their...

Tom’s Beef Curry

Tom’s Beef Curry

Tom's Beef Curry Recipe! Ingredients: 500g of Stir fry beef strips 1 tin of Coconut milk 1 Brown onion (diced) 1 Carrot (chopped) 1/4 of a Pumpkin (chopped) 1/2 Fresh Pineapple (chopped) 3 tsp of Curry powder 2 tsp of Cinnamon 1 cup of Peas 1/4 of Red cabbage...

Banana Blueberry Muffins

This recipe needs: 3 eggs 2 ripe Banana's - Mashed 1 tsp. Baking Soda 2 tbsp. olive oil A pinch of salt 2 cups of almond meal 3/4 cup of coconut 1 cup of frozen blueberries Mix all together and place in patty cases. Place the muffins in the oven for about 15 minutes....

50 Herbal Healing Teas

50 Herbal Healing Teas Herbal tea infusions are usually taken plain, or a little honey may be added as a sweetener, if desired. Alfalfa - Alfalfa is a good general tonic.  It is one of nature's richest sources of a variety of easily assimilated vitamins, minerals and...

3 Ways to Improve Treatment Outcomes and Get Well Sooner

1. Attend appointments according to your treatment plan. Acupuncture treatment gains momentum as you keep having it, much like a snowball effect. Most acupuncturists will let you know what the plan is for treating your health problem after the second consultation. The...

What is Maca Powder?

What Exactly is Maca? Maca Powder comes from a root, which has been utilized as a food source for hundreds of years, and many Peruvians have used it for medicinal purposes. Maca is native to the mountainous regions of Peru, being the highest altitude crop on earth,...

Acupuncture for Headache

What are headaches? What types of headache are there? Simply defined, a headache is a pain in the head due to some cause. Headaches may result from any number of factors, including tension; muscle contraction; vascular problems; withdrawal from certain medications;...

A Powerful, Yet Natural Antibiotic Recipe

If you don't trust pharmacies (neither do we) and you're looking for a powerful antibiotic that is natural and healthy, This is your recipe! Infections in the body should not always be treated with different antibiotics. Nowadays you can find many natural based...

Post-Natal Care

Post-Natal Care

The arrival of your baby is an exciting and fulfilling part of life. It can also be quite a daunting time for new mother. We understand that this postpartum period can be a very vulnerable time and we aim to support you through the many changes that occur within your...

Purple Quinoa Porridge Recipe

  Serves: 2 Ingredients: 2 cups of Almond Mylk 1 cup of quinoa, rinsed 2 tablespoons of honey, rice syrup or agave nectar 1 cup of fresh blueberries, plus more for serving. In a small saucepan, bring the Almond Mylk to a gentle boil or simmer. Add the quinoa and...

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