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In Chinese medicine when someone is healthy and happy we say they have good Qi, pronounced Chee, or energy. Qi has many different roles in our health and body. The different roles and abilities of this “magic” word called Qi can be divided into many things. Everything, every organ, element has its own Qi. But for the body and our immune system, these are the most important: 

Wei Qi Ying Qi Yuan Qi 

Wei Qi: is your outer defence mechanism or protective blanket and a large part of our immune system depends on a strong Wei Qi. 

Ying Qi: would be the energy we get from nutrition; needless to say good nutrition is essential for a good immune system. 

Yuan Qi: is a mix of energy that comes from the kidneys which activates the liquids and the essence of our blood; this keeps our healthy oxygenated circulation system running smoothly. 

To maintain a healthy outer protective layer, our blanket, or Wei Qi, we have to look after many areas. For example what we eat and drink helps our Ying Qi, this in turn our defence mechanism. In TCM we like to suggest that foods that are in season should be the first on our shopping list. 

Nothing new, our Wei Qi remains strong if we do some exercise; a nice brisk walk in fresh air is the simplest solution, this is good enough to open up our lungs feed it with oxygen which in turn will liven up a healthy circulation and blood system. 

FOR PREVENTION AND TO REBUILD A TIRED IMMUNE SYSTEM…. 

-GET ACUPUNCTURE 

-SLEEP LIKE IT’S YOUR JOB 

-WASH YOUR HANDS 

-DRESS FOR THE WEATHER 

-FEED YOUR DIGESTION 

-EAT SOUP
(miso, bone broth, chicken soup, asian mushroom noodle soup) 

-SUPPLEMENTS FOR PREVENTION 

(Always talk with a qualified healthcare professional before making any changes to your supplement or herbal routine.) 

Vitamin D3
Curcumin / Turmeric
Medicinal mushrooms
Vitamin C
Zinc
Probiotics, probiotics

Garlic
Ginger
Bone Broth 

If you have any enquiries or to make a booking please contact 02 84060679 or email andrea@nbip.com.au 

 

The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system

So where are you disrupted? 

The Genius of EFT 

EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique is an emotional version of acupuncture WITHOUT the needles.  It is a unique therapy used in sessions to enable you to think more clearly about your problem/situation.  In recent years however, there’s been a growing pool of undeniable research proving what millions of people around the world have known for some time now: that EFT produces real, lasting change and significantly improves or even eliminates symptoms that medication and years of psychotherapy often fail to adequately deal with.  

Emotional Freedom Technique or “Tapping” as it’s more commonly known simply directs kinetic energy through blocked channels of the body (called meridians), thus clearing them and removing so called negative emotions or beliefs that no longer serve you. 

Meridian Channels are a network of specific channels that circulate energy through your body.  You can tap into this energy at any point along this system.  Traditional Chinese Medicine works with 12 Meridian Channels and EFT uses the “end points” of these meridians to rebalance and clear the body’s energy system by tapping in a specific sequence whilst thinking about the problem.  The tapping simply directs kinetic energy through any blockages and therefore clears them removing so called negative emotions or beliefs that no longer serve you. 

The good news is EFT is simple and easy to follow.  Many clients choose to use the technique as a take-home remedy to support themselves in-between sessions and have found it to be extremely beneficial for all types of issues including pain management.  The bonus of using EFT on physical issues is that the emotional aspect of the problem is often resolved – with results often lasting forever.  

As all negative emotions are felt through a disruption of the body’s energy – physical pain and disease are more often than not connected to negative emotions. Physical symptoms that arise can then create a feedback loop with health symptoms creating and causing emotional distress and unresolved emotional problems manifest themselves through physical symptoms. Therefore, a person’s health requires a holistic approach – working with and relieving physical symptoms requires an emotional component and visa versa. 

The basic EFT technique requires the client to focus on the problem: a fear/anxiety, a bad memory or anything that’s bothering you and feels unresolved.  While maintaining focus on this issue, we use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times on each of the 12 of the body’s meridian points. Tapping on these meridian points – while concentrating on accepting and resolving the negative emotion – will access your body’s energy, restoring it to a balanced and harmonious state.

Tapping is simple and painless. It can be learned by anyone. And you can apply it to yourself, whenever you want, wherever you are. It’s less expensive and less time consuming. It can be used with specific emotional intent towards your own unique life challenges and experiences. Most importantly, it gives you the power to heal yourself, putting control over your destiny back into your own hands.

As discussed, Tapping can be used for anything and everything!  Here is an example for anxiety. 

This is how it works: 

  • Identify the issue you want to focus on. It can be general, or it can be a specific situation or issue which creates anxiety within you
  • Consider the problem.  How do you feel about it right now? Now rate the intensity level of your anxiety, with zero being the lowest level of anxiety and ten being the highest.
  • Now compose your set up statement. Your set up statement acknowledges the problem and is then followed with an unconditional affirmation of yourself as a person.

“Even though I feel this anxiety, I deeply and completely love, accept and appreciate myself.”

“Even though I’m anxious about my interview, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

“Even though I’m feeling this anxiety about my finances, I deeply and completely accept myself and where I am at right now.”

“Even though I feel panicked when I think about ______, I wholly and completely accept myself as I am right now. ”

“Even though I’m having trouble breathing, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

“Even though I’m anxious about approaching my partner, I deeply and completely love myself anyway.” 

  • Perform the set up.

With four fingers on one hand, tap the Karate Chop point on your other hand. The Karate Chop point is on the outer edge of the hand, on the opposite side from the thumb.

The set up statement is repeated aloud three times whilst simultaneously tapping the Karate Chop point. 

Now get ready to begin your tapping sequence! Included here are some tips on how to achieve the right technique.

  • Use a firm pressure, as if you were drumming on a table. Use all four fingers, or just the first two (index and middle fingers).  Four fingers are generally used on the top of the head, the collarbone, under the arm… wider areas.
  • On sensitive areas, like around the eyes, you can use just two.
  • Tap with your fingertips, not your fingernails!  
  • The order of the tapping sequence is to start at the top and work its way down.  You can end by returning to the top of the head – for a complete loop.

And now tap 5-7 times on each of the remaining 8 points in the sequence:

Head (TH)

The crown of the head. Tap with all four fingers using one hand or both.

Eyebrow (EB)

The inner edges of the eyebrows, closest to the bridge of the nose, using two fingers.

Side of eye (SE)

The hard area between the eye and the temple. Use two fingers. 

Under eye (UE)

The hard area under the eye, that merges with the cheekbone. Use two fingers, in line beneath the pupil.

Under nose (UN)

The point centered between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip. Use two fingers.

Chin (CP)

This point is right beneath the previous one, and is centered between the bottom of the lower lip and the chin, in the “cleft” so to speak. 

Collarbone (CB)

Tap just below the hard ridge of your collarbone with four fingers. Or use your whole hand if that feels more comfortable.  This point is also known as the gorilla thump. 

Underarm (UA)

Underneath your arm about four inches beneath your armpit -using four fingers.

Head (TH)

And back where you started.  And you have completed the sequence!

Remember as you tap on each point, to repeat a simple reminder phrase, such as “my anxiety” or “my interview” or “my breathing.”

Take another deep breath!

  • Now that you’ve completed a round of tapping, focus on the issue again and gauge the intensity of the anxiety now. Give it a rating on the same number scale. 
  • If your anxiety is still higher than “2”, you can do another round of tapping. Keep tapping until the anxiety is gone. You can change your set up statement to take into account your efforts to fix the problem, and your desire for continued progress. “Even though I have some remaining anxiety, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” “Even though I’m still a quite worried about this conversation with my partner, I completely accept myself.” 
  • And now because you’ve focused on dispelling your immediate anxiety, you can work on installing some positive feelings instead.

How is this different from “positive thinking”.  

Tapping is a different approach to positive thinking because you’re not denying your feelings.  Instead you’ve confronted your feelings and given yourself the time to deal with the anxiety and stress giving yourself the gift of deep and complete acceptance to both your feelings and your SELF.  NOW, you are ready to turn your thoughts to the more powerful and positive and THAT’S what makes EFT so much more than the “positive thinking” techniques.  

So join me today for a session or use these positive techniques at home and tune the very real energy of positivity, affirmation, and joy that is implicit inside you. 

For more information or if you feel that tapping sounds like it just may hold some answers please contact me on kim@nbip.com.au or book in a Discovery Call with Kim online at www.nbip.com.au 

I look forward to working with you on your healing journey and improving your energy flow! 

The Importance Of Massage

We have all heard – you are what you eat. When it comes to health and giving our body and mind a resilient composition to step out into the world, the focus must go inwards. The saying you are what you eat, refers to the nutrients and minerals building and replenishing our body, resulting in collagen rich skin, ease in movement, a sharpness in thought and dialogue with your peers. 

Massage nourishes the undercurrent of fluids, and just like ringing out a dirtying wet sponge, relieves muscles, fascia, and connective tissue from the days efforts.

When we train our muscles at the gym, the muscle building or growth occurs when we rest, not when we squat, lunge pull and press. Would it not be true that massage, will enhance the efficiency of this soft tissue growing and replenishing?

Various allied health practitioners and reputable people in the health industry have concluded massage trumps stretching, a sauna, and even a cool down post workout as the best means for DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and as a tip top adjunct to recovery in general. 

In summary, our body is an ever regenerating cosmos of microorganisms, and cell conversions. When you crunch the numbers, finding professional, and effective ways to nourish this undercurrent that is quietly working away 24/7, its a no brainer to get your internal environment consistently reset and replenished.

The numbers……we grow a new heart every 15 years. We grow new red blood cells every 2-3 hours. We grow new smooth muscle tissue in our small intestine every 3-4 days. You grow new bone via osteoblasts every 7 years, and I’ll complete this blog with my favourite organ, that I personally have learnt more and more about recently, the liver. This general of all organs can have 70% cut out during surgery, and it will regrow back to almost full size within months. Alcohol effected livers aside, our lovers will be regenerate with the matrix of fluids supporting the time and rapid growth to ensure the body they inhabit, becomes ready to be their best, with out Joe, Jess or Michael, having a real conscious awareness of what is magically happening just below and to the right of their ribcage.

Book in for Nutritional consultation, a Remedial Massage, Naturopathy, or an Acupuncture session, not only to gain some time out from life, a friendly ‘all about you’ chat, but receive at varying degrees positive change to the undercurrent within….

Call Sam our Massage Therapist for an appointment on 02 8406 0679

Stressed? Get hooked on this High

75% of adults experience moderate to high levels of stress. Stress and anxiety are rampant in our modern lifestyle. Many of us accept it as a normal part of life. In fact, 75% of adults have moderate to high levels of stress. Nearly half said that their stress has increased in the past year. “Good stress” helps you meet your next deadline. The rush of adrenaline and increased blood sugar (to fuel your cells) helps you run across the finish line at your half marathon. This ancient evolutionary mechanism of “fight or flight” is what keeps us safe. But once the “threat” has passed, our body returns to equilibrium. Our heart rate and blood pressure normalizes, blood sugar falls back down, and our breathing calms. Ah, homeostasis!

But what happens when the “threat” doesn’t go away? Nowadays, our bodies are under constant stress, not allowing our body to return to equilibrium. Chronic stress can cause headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems, infertility, and a variety of emotional conditions. In the long-term, it increases your chances of hypertension, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and a host of other conditions. 

So how can acupuncture help with stress? A study shows that receiving acupuncture lowers cortisol levels, and lessens anxiety and depression through behavioral tests. Acupuncture decreases activity in the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, which is in charge of the stress response.

Other studies also show that acupuncture can help treat anxiety and depression. Aside from the clear physiological mechanisms acupuncture has to combat stress, having a weekly oasis is your way of telling your body “Hey! This is your time to rest.” My patients always walk out of the clinic feeling relaxed and calm, no matter what they come in for. We call it the “Acu-High.” Get booked on it!

The reason: In response to the insertion of needles, the body releases feel- good endorphins and neurotransmitters that promote feelings of well-being

while easing muscle tension and pain. Andrea has completed numerous extra studies on Acupuncture relief for stress and anxiety: Scalp Acupuncture for Mental health and Neurological disorders, Acupuncture for psychosomatic conditions, Auricular therapy for addictions and mood disorders. To book in with Andrea visit www.nbip.com.au or email andrea@nbip.com.au

Got Candida?

Candida albicans is a yeast found in parts of the body including the gastrointestinal tract and vagina. As an opportunistic fungi, overgrowth of Candida is common and can lead to Candidiasis, a fungal infection. Most commonly Candidiasis, also known as thrush, affects the gut, the vagina, the oral cavities, the skin and the nails.

Signs and symptoms can be varied and may include:

– cravings for sugar and simple/refined carbohydrates

– bloating and abdominal discomfort/cramping

– fatigue and lowered energy

– mood disorders

-behavioural disturbance in children

– general feelings of being unwell

– lowered immune defences causing frequent sickness

– vaginal thrush – itching, burning, stinging, redness and abnormal discharge,

especially during urination or after intercourse

– food sensitivities and allergies

– a white coating on the tongue

– poor nail health

Women are more susceptible to Candida infections than men. Left untreated, chronic Candida overgrowth can lead to other conditions such as leaky gut and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Factors contributing to Candida overgrowth include chronic or repeated antibiotic therapy, some medications including antacids as they lower hydrochloric acid production, suppressed immune function, the oral contraceptive pill, impaired liver function, nutrient deficiencies and poor diet.

Determining the presence of elevated Candida albicans levels can be done through comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA), consideration and analysis of medical history, physical evaluation including signs and symptoms, blood testing or taking a swab from the affected tissue.

Treatment of Candida can often be quite simply done through dietary and lifestyle measures. Detailed analysis of the diet can provide valuable insight into what may be causing or aggravating the fungal overgrowth.

Foods containing high levels of sugar, yeast, mould and lactose should be avoided. Foods naturally high in anti-fungal activity such as garlic and oregano should be included in the diet.

Nutritional supplementation enables sufferers to obtain high levels of specific nutrients needed to address elevated levels of Candida and resolve symptoms. Choosing the correct strain of probiotics is important to rebalance the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract and ensure optimal levels of good bacteria.

Herbal medicines that contain antifungal properties provide targeted treatment and can be mixed with additional herbs that support other systems to enhance immune function, digestion and energy levels to restore balance across the body’s systems. Once treatment is completed and symptoms have resolved, it may be necessary to retest the levels to ensure the Candida has returned to an optimal level.

Belle Oneile is a fully qualified Naturopath that can assist you in identifying and treating this condition. Belle uses laboratory testing as well as clinical assessment in her consultations to provide clients with a tailored Treatment Plan.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or have any concerns relating to your health, Belle can be contacted on 0405 128 213 or via email belle@nbip.com.au Bookings can also be made here: https://nb-integrative- practioners.cliniko.com/bookings#schedule

Creating Dreams

At the local coffee stop, I run into a polite elder regularly. We have a fair history of each others lives. If we are not already occupied, we seem to just click into gear parking ourselves down and rolling into banter or a conversation about either of our current life’s – whomever shares their interests first, the other intently listens.

On a morning recently, he got in first ‘ Sam , join me next year in Tokyo at the World Masters Games competing in Javelin! ‘ ….. now I am a veteran of many years of competitive sports and always keen to be challenged, so immediately I thought what does this proposal entail…. We both delved into the ins and outs of such a preparation and the occasion itself. I am 41 years old, and Ross is in his late 60’s. I have had many years of multiple tier level baseball (which has some biomechanical similarities to Javelin) as has his son and himself, but he trumps me with the evidence his early years were spent competing in javelin. He is super excited…. A real goal if I ever heard one was unfolding with sincere conviction. The conversation concluded with me shelving the proposal for latter times, and for now, bowing out and conceding to other preferences for the year, while Ross’ fire was simply fanned by the chat. His wheels are genuinely turning toward several months of training, saving money and preparing his body. 

My work as a Remedial Therapist and Exercise Coach connects me with many types of people. I noticed that this conversation with Ross, is one that truely gives me desire to help others as two people ’embodying life’ with support. Me as a manual and movement therapist, and Ross as a keen advocate of living life!. 

I use my experience and knowledge of lower back pain, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries with occasional consequent wry neck / headaches and their treatment, joint issues which can have correlation to mechanical dysfunction throughout the musculoskeletal system…..and the full gamut of recovery and performance cycled in realistic balance with ones lifestyle – to paint a picture that can be realistically placed in a virtual understanding of what lies ahead. 

Upon recalling the conversation as I write this, I feel he made this decision not out of a stubbornness disguised as strength, escapism of his actual age with delusion of younger years missed, but out of how it fits in with a greater good. His valued assets such as family, personal health and the unique combination of self awareness and mind-body self assessment, capped off with receiving and welcoming a little hard truth from me about where he is at physiologically, and what he needs to do for his mind and body to bear the training dynamics and persist with buffering the stressors forthcoming (resilience training). 

He is not primarily in it for the notoriety, although he is under no illusions about how this will unfold and the electricity and stimulus of such an event. He is, from what I gathered, taking stock of his current position chronologically (his current age), matching that with a tangible spirit that is the undercurrent which biologically (a new age that is measured from homeostasis and vitality markers) makes him younger. 

He clearly understands a greater good stirring that extinguishes self doubt. That immobilising factor which is a primal emotion and leveraging point which will issue procrastination or excuses that seem to make the days tick over faster, goals incomplete, and the our actual age for the 40-70 age bracket, stamp warrant.

With arms crossed, we both finish our final sips and he summarises his WHY’s

Ross has three kids, and involves himself with creative pastimes, philanthropy, and frequent Low Physiological Load exercise activity (yoga, walking, swimming, Qigong / Tai Chi come under the LPL category). From what we discussed, professionally and as a bloke hearing another bloke, he is primed in my view to carry impending volume of the time ahead.

As we emptied cups, eased ourselves upright and finished up, the conclusions came to be present……. 

Age does not weary us, only the spirit. When I see clients come in to clinic share their physiological complaints, that is a baseline, a leverage point to recognise the sum of habits they and we have created, to come to this point is now the teacher to which we can redefine exercise, redefine health and secure a new future. Irrespective of age, weight and past physiological history. 

Our body is our greatest teacher. Over the years, I personally have arrived to conclude that I am simply a conduit a medium to my clients own optimal health and how they use it. Whether we are in initial treatment phase, or second year progress, the stream of a client helping me and me helping, does not fade. 

I did not need to design for Ross a formula of success. He displayed a responsiveness to scenarios of what may unfold, obstacles loosely assessed events that may well happen given his current position. Even with caffeine in us, no detection of delusions of grandeur were exhibited!

Our Naturopaths Guide to Surviving the Festive Season!

The silly season has arrived!

Here are our Naturopath Brookes top tips for balance these holidays.

1. Turkey, Ham, Turducken, Oh My!

Buying free range, ethical meat and poultry is of paramount importance year round, so why is the Silly season any different? Source your meats and poultry from sustainable farms, where the produce spend their lives outside in nature. Chat with your local butcher about budget and how many mouths to feed!

2. Check the ingredients.

What’s in your store bought stuffing? Ingredients are in order of predominance, where the ingredient used most is written first, followed in descending order by the ingredients used less. Steer clear of emulsifiers, preservatives, refined sugar, processed flours and vegetable oils, or better still, make it yourself!

3. Wine, Water, Wine, Water. Repeat.

Stay hydrated! One big glass of water before bed after a big night can drastically improve hangover symptoms related to dehydration, like headaches, thirst, fatigue and dry mouth.

Iced teas and sparkling water with fruit are hydrating and refreshing in-between alcoholic beverages.

4. Full Belly tips.

Ouch! There is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable after a large meal. Sipping peppermint tea aids digestion, fennel tea aids cramping and wind pain, dandelion tea aids with fat digestion and don’t forget to pack some digestive bitters (Iberogast by Flordis is my favourite!).

5. Fill up on Fibre.

Eat those vegetables! Fibre normalises bowel motions, helps to control blood sugar levels, feeds the good bacteria in the gut. It also gives your insides a scrub, sweeping through excess hormones, harmful compounds and unhealthy fats before they have the chance to absorb.

6. Support Local.

Support your friends in small business! Small businesses improve the local economy and a family does a happy dance every time you purchase one of their wares.

7. Buy Consciously, and do your research!

Doing your research about business ethos helps you to find companies that align with your values. Fair wages, working conditions and trade are on the top of my priorities when looking for Christmas gifts. I also look for repurposed wares and sustainable materials.

My top gifts to give are crystals, pottery, glassware, linen and books. I also like items that reduce waste, like stainless steel straws and keep cups!

8. Ask for help

Asking for help cooking, cleaning up or washing up shares the load. This increases your enjoyment of the holiday period, and people do like to help!

9. Practice Gratitude for those around you.

It may be the only time each year when you get together with friends and loved ones, or you might see them all the time. Regardless, don’t forget to give thanks for another year spent with the people you love. If Christmas is a challenging time for you, talk with a friend, practice deep breathing, write in a journal or seek support from a professional.

10. Get some shut eye.

A good night’s sleep works wonders! Restrict technology use before bed, ensure you get 7-8 hours sleep each night and sip on some chamomile tea to calm a chattering mind.

For the Month of December 2019, NBIP Naturopath Brooke Crabb is donating 10% of funds from initial and follow up consultations to the Rural Fire Service who are saving our homes, our environment and our animals. If you’d like to learn more about how a Naturopath can support you, email brooke@nbip.com.au or book in for a complimentary discovery call via the website.

Brooke Crabb

Naturopath  | Clinical Nutritionist | Herbalist | Northern Beaches Integrative Practitioners

Follow me on Instagram! @dailyessentialshealth

Pregnancy Acupuncture

Pregnancy Acupuncture with Chloe Player – Mona Vale, Northern Beaches

With a passion for working with pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy I use acupuncture, cupping, moxa and some acupressure to achieve the most comfortable pregnancy possible.

Due to the fact that acupuncture has very few side effects, many pregnant women now seek this alternative to drug therapy for a number of common pregnancy complaints. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help with Prenatal support including relief from morning sickness, pregnancy induced migraine, back pain including symphysis pubis and hip pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, breech, insomnia, anxiety, birth preparation and induction.

Acupuncture is also commonly used to treat headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, sinusitis, fatigue, skin problems, cold and flu, insomnia, stress and anxiety.

Something I have been seeing a lot in clinic lately is breech and full term pregnancies seeking acupuncture to help avoid medical intervention – whilst it’s often successful it’s the readiness of the baby and stage of the pregnancy that determines the outcome. I suggest starting labour preparation acupuncture from 36 weeks and for breech and posterior bubs 34 -36 weeks.

Don’t forget to have acupuncture post bub –

I regularly help ladies with mastitis, poor milk flow, plantar fasciitis, wrist tendonitis, anxiety,  exhaustion and low iron postnatally. It can be hard to make it in for treatments but in our clinic, we make sure babies are most welcome and help you to relax as much as possible.

Whichever stage of pregnancy or trying to conceive you are at I would love to be able to help you have the best experience during your birth or pregnancy possible. Feel free to get in contact today.

Chloe Player

www.nbip.com.au

chloe@nbip.com.au

02 8406 0679

Pregnancy Acupuncture

Pregnancy Acupuncture with Chloe Player – Mona Vale, Northern Beaches

With a passion for working with pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy I use acupuncture, cupping, moxa and some acupressure to achieve the most comfortable pregnancy possible.

Due to the fact that acupuncture has very few side effects, many pregnant women now seek this alternative to drug therapy for a number of common pregnancy complaints. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help with Prenatal support including relief from morning sickness, pregnancy induced migraine, back pain including symphysis pubis and hip pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, breech, insomnia, anxiety, birth preparation and induction.

Acupuncture is also commonly used to treat headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, sinusitis, fatigue, skin problems, cold and flu, insomnia, stress and anxiety.

Something I have been seeing a lot in clinic lately is breech and full term pregnancies seeking acupuncture to help avoid medical intervention – whilst it’s often successful it’s the readiness of the baby and stage of the pregnancy that determines the outcome. I suggest starting labour preparation acupuncture from 36 weeks and for breech and posterior bubs 34 -36 weeks.

Don’t forget to have acupuncture post bub –

I regularly help ladies with mastitis, poor milk flow, plantar fasciitis, wrist tendonitis, anxiety,  exhaustion and low iron postnatally. It can be hard to make it in for treatments but in our clinic, we make sure babies are most welcome and help you to relax as much as possible.

Whichever stage of pregnancy or trying to conceive you are at I would love to be able to help you have the best experience during your birth or pregnancy possible. Feel free to get in contact today.

Chloe Player

www.nbip.com.au

chloe@nbip.com.au

02 8406 0679

Have You Tried Cosmetic Acupuncture Yet?!

Are you curious about Cosmetic Acupuncture but want to know more about what it entails? Andrea shares the 5 stages of her bespoke AcuRevive Facial.

Step 1: Facial Gua Sha

An ancient Chinese practice for increasing energy flow and blood circulation. Using a jade or rose quartz tool, Gua Sha relaxes tension in facial muscles which can cause lines, tones skin and promotes increased skin elasticity by bringing new blood to the surface and aiding in lymphatic drainage.

It’s extremely relaxing especially over our jaw lines which are more often then not clenched daily through the working week!

Step 2: Needles

Well this step is obvious, it is an acupuncture facial after all! Inserting the acupuncture needles stimulates the skin cells to turn over; triggers the production of collagen and elastin while relaxing the connective tissue between the skin and muscles. The needles are inserted in specific locations to help the facial muscles that are tight to relax. Acupuncture also activates the muscles that have weakened, causing the face to sag and droop.

You really don’t feel them.

Step 3: Let there be LED Light

LED Light Therapy improves cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. It increases collagen and elastin production, reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improves the skins firmness diminishes acne bacteria, clears existing breakouts ,and restores the skin healthy appearance.

And it was created by NASA!

Step 4: Micro-current Face mask

This is the step where you look like a real alien. A hydrogel mask is applied to the face which is then hooked up to a micro-current machine. Micro current is a subsensory vibration that works with the body’s own electrical energy system. These currents trigger the body’s production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It is used to lift, restore, and reeducate facial muscles.

Step 5: Facial Cupping

Beautiful snail mucin is applied to the skin (vegan options available too!) and Chinese facial cups slide on your face in specific directions helping to increase blood flow, promoting healthy nutrients and oxygenation to the skin which benefits your skin and fights the signs of ageing.

All sounds delicious right?

Well Christmas is fast approaching so if you’re wanting your Christmas glow you better act fast. Also for the Summer brides-to-be get in touch with Andrea to design a package for the ultimate youthful dewy glow for your big day.

Andrea is seeing clients in Warriewood on Mondays , Thursdays and Saturdays and now also available in the city centre (Dymocks building on George street) on Fridays.

Email: hello@healingwithacupuncture.com.au for more information or visit

http://www.healingwithacupuncture.com.au or http://www.nbip.com.au to make an appointment