AcuHealth Health Blog

Wanting an Alternative to Coffee?

Wanting an Alternative to Coffee?

Dandelion Tea is the answer!!
LOVE the taste of coffee, but want an alternative, without the caffeine hit. Give Dandelion tea a try. 

What is Gua Sha?

What is Gua Sha?

Have you ever tried Gua Sha? Gua what??!! Gua sha is a form of traditional Chinese therapy that involves scraping the skin with a tool to help improve blood circulation and promote healing.

The Holistic Ingredients Healthy Asian COLESLAW

The Holistic Ingredients Healthy Asian COLESLAW

This has been one of my go-to recipes in the spring and summer months, a healthier alternative to the classic coleslaw recipe. It is so full of COLOUR it just looks healthy, we hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

Thai Chicken and Pork Rissoles

Thai Chicken and Pork Rissoles

Heidi’s Thai Chicken and Pork Rissoles that her kids just love, love, love. It was a recipe from The Luminous Kitchen at Gluten Free Thai Chicken Patties (theluminouskitchen.com) that has been adapted and adapted, with me trying to pack more nutrients, vegetables and fibre into them.

Superfood Spinach!

Superfood Spinach!

Why is Spinach considered a super-food? Find out ALL you need to know about Spinach and how to incorporate it into your diet.

Acupuncture for Headaches

Acupuncture for Headaches

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;...

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...

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Deliciously soft and fluffy biscuits, with the added sweetness and wholesomeness of pureed pumpkin, they’re sure to appeal in lunchboxes!

A Powerful, Yet Natural Antibiotic Recipe

A Powerful, Yet Natural Antibiotic Recipe

If you're looking for a powerful antibiotic that is natural and healthy, This recipe is for you!   Many of us have suffered from an infection in the body, whether it be a common cold, UTI, COVID or something more serious.  Antibiotics have their place are are...

Simple Quick Pork Mince Stir-fry

Simple Quick Pork Mince Stir-fry

Pork Mince Stir-fry, it’s so quick and easy that you won’t believe it!! Packed with a RAINBOW of vegetables, loaded with flavour, it smells so divine your Neighbour’s will invite themselves over for dinner.

Heidi’s Green Goodness Smoothie

Heidi’s Green Goodness Smoothie

YUM! YUM! YUM! Your taste buds, gut and your precious body will be thanking you for this GREEN GEM! Heidi’s Green Goodness Smoothie is jam packed with superfoods, minerals, vitamins and loads more.

Make-ahead GF Pumpkin Waffles

Make-ahead GF Pumpkin Waffles

Know someone with a pumpkin patch? This recipe is the perfect way to use up what’s in your crisper while filling your freezer with delicious, ready-to-go breakfasts and snacks. Pumpkin waffles are a Winter treat with a whole lot of versatility that you eat any time of the day. Yum!

School friendly nut-free muesli bars

School friendly nut-free muesli bars

Struggling to avoid nuts for lunchbox treats? These quick and easy customisable muesli bars are healthier than anything you’ll find at the grocery store. Double the batch for an even easier snacking experience.

Warming Kitchari

Warming Kitchari

Warming, filling, and basically taking care of itself on the stove? Count me in! This is the one-pot wonder known as Kitchari, perfect for the encroaching Winter.

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Are you experiencing the painful symptoms of endometriosis? You’re not alone. 1 in 10 women suffer from this condition if Australia, however, there is hope. Read our informative and quick article, or book with us to receive more tailored care.

Succulent Thai Chicken Rissoles

Succulent Thai Chicken Rissoles

Succulent Thai Chicken Rissoles

Make a double batch to have leftovers to pack for lunch. Suitable to freeze until needed. Delicious with rice, salad, roast veggies, dip, or on a sandwich.

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...

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Did you know you could also use a natural mushroom and achieve remarkable health benefits? As an inexpensive and flavourful alternative, we would like to introduce you to the power of the original shiitake mushroom!

What is it about the medicinal mushrooms hype?

What is it about the medicinal mushrooms hype?

The use of mushrooms for medicinal purposes dates back thousands of years due to their uniquely adaptive health benefits. They are loaded with nutrients and a long list of health benefits, making them yet another superfood!

Tips for Healthy Eating

Tips for Healthy Eating

A few basic guidelines for eating healthy, no matter what your health condition or constitutional type. 

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...

Seed Crackers

Seed Crackers

These nutrient dense crackers from Sarah Wilson’s, I quit sugar program are just the bomb! We love them so much, they are a AcuHealth favourite in the clinic as a quick and healthy snack to go with our yummy spinach hommus.

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...

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.

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...

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:  ...

DIY Almond Mylk

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! 

Supporting a new mum post partum

Supporting a new mum post partum

In ancient times, more importance was attributed to the first month (40 days) after birth and it was considered crucial in determining the later health of the mum and the baby. Traditionally called “the golden month” or the “sitting the month”, this time was indispensable to recuperate and reclaim strength.

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? To you want to balance your hormones and have a happy pain-free month.

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?

Qi Beauty is a natural system for rejuvenation and detoxification. It offers facial treatments using non-invasive gold-plated micro-magnets. Why use it? If you are looking for a natural approach to skin repair and age control without chemicals or injections.

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.

Chinese medicine is assisting many women around the world in their endeavor to fall pregnant. Whether a couple aims for natural conception or eventually opts for IVF, contraception takes two.

Tom’s Beef Curry

Tom’s Beef Curry

Tom’s most talked about beef curry recipe that he just made up on the spot and Heidi could not stop raving about it.

Mother’s Day Competition

Mother’s Day Competition

Want to win a Mini Escape package (massage & beauty treatment valued at $150)? It is time to give thanks to all the wonderful MUMS out there for all the love they share with us during the year!  AcuHealth Acupuncture rewarding one deserving mum this glorious package.

What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture?

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

Christmas Ginger Bread Balls

Christmas Ginger Bread Balls

Run, Run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!!! This Gingerbread Ball recipe is full of nutritious ingredients you won’t have to worry about those extra Christmas kilos. 

Bec’s Bone Broth

Bec’s 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 20th century in UK hospitals, it was prescribed on admission...

Chinese Herb – JU HUA Chrysanthemum

Chinese Herb – JU HUA Chrysanthemum

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 will look into some of the common herbs used in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) ...

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...

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 what happens in Week 1, and Part 3 explains Week 2...

Coconut Snow Balls

Coconut Snow Balls

Delicious gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free and Vegan Bliss Balls!
(Makes 12 balls)

LEMON CANARY Natural Essential Oil Chakra Playdough

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 the touch. Enjoy!

Menstrual pain

Menstrual pain

By Margi McDonald Self-care 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...

Perfect Potion | Tea of the Week vol.2

Perfect Potion | Tea of the Week vol.2

Perfect Potions “chill out” herbal tea, find out all you need to know, the ingredients, the health benefits, why we love perfect potions herbal tea range!

Perfect Potion | Tea of the Week vol.1

Perfect Potion | Tea of the Week vol.1

Welcome to our new range of Perfect Potions Herbal Tea’s!! This blog looks into one of our favourite teas here at AcuHealth, the “chakra balancing tea”. Find out more about this amazing herbal tea and it’s balancing capabilities.

Lorna Jane Nut Free Bliss Balls

Lorna Jane Nut Free Bliss Balls

This Nut Free Bliss Ball recipe from Lorna Jane is the bomb, perfect for school lunches, with our now “NUT FREE SCHOOL POLICIES”, but still LOADED with nutrients!!

Spring Flu

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, So what can we do to prevent these illnesses from coming on, and stay healthy and strong for the Spring and Summer months?

Elephant Journal Menstrual Flow Morning Juice Recipe

Elephant Journal Menstrual Flow Morning Juice Recipe

Nourishing your gorgeous female body and soul with this delicious morning juice designed especially to support you during your bleed; it’s packed to the brim with essential lady vitamins to make your cells sing!

Meatball Manoola Recipe

Meatball Manoola Recipe

This delicious recipe is one of Heidi’s all-time faves that her Grandma has passed down through the family, everyone loves this little gem of a dish. It has a great balance between sweet and sour and taste even better the next day. 

3 Ingredient Caramel Fudge Bliss Balls

3 Ingredient Caramel Fudge Bliss Balls

 This recipe has been borrowed from Wholefood Simply – 3 ingredient nut free bliss balls, we think they taste like caramel, so we have nicknamed them the caramel fudge bliss balls, they are just so easy and so so yummy!

Lebanese White Coffee

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 contain any...

Best Banana Blueberry Muffins

Best Banana Blueberry Muffins

These easy-to-make banana blueberry muffins have been a household favourite for years now. They are so berry delicious and packed full of nutrients and good fats, perfect for that post-workout snack.

50 Herbal Healing Teas

50 Herbal Healing Teas

Here is a list of 50 different herbs commonly used in herbal teas and their properties and some common combinations of herbal teas for various conditions.

Broccoli Bites

Broccoli Bites

Check out this easy peasy recipe that the kids will love, great for lunchboxes and another way to get those much needed vegetables into your kids – we like to call these dinosaur bites.

Hi Li Min

A delicious, quick and easy nourishing savoury option to add to your weeknight dinner rotation! It is full of green vegetables which in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) we know to benefit the LIVER.

What is Maca Powder?

What is Maca Powder?

What Exactly is Maca? Maca is native to the mountainous regions of Peru, botanically called Lepidium meyenii or “Peruvian ginseng”, many Peruvians have used it for thousands of years as medicine and food.  Is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, cauliflower,...

Kidney Bean, Vegetable and Chicken Slice

Kidney Bean, Vegetable and Chicken Slice

Try this ALL-ROUNDED slice – A wholesome easy snack packed with all the essential food groups, fibre, protein and complex carbohydrates, keeping you fueled and nourished.

Heidi’s Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

Heidi’s Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

This is Heidi’s favourite recipe as a child, she would always ask for it every birthday dinner, and she loved it so much she would eat the leftovers for breakfast. Apparently, nothing has changed, if she makes it now, she always makes extra so she can eat it for breakfast the next day. 

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Dr. Heidi Weiss now works alongside Dr. Laura Campbell at her clinic Nautilus Acupuncture on the Sunshine Coast at www.nautilusacupuncture.com.au. To access appointment times not listed or to be added to our waiting list, contact laura@nautilusacupuncture.com.au or phone 0428 942 010 to make an appointment.

To enquire about Telehealth consults with Dr. Heidi, please contact us at info@acuhealthacupuncture.com.au and we will try to assist you in finding a suitable time.

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