Author: Tina Taylor Simple steps you can take which support your overall health, at the same time improving your chances of conception, a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy baby. Of course, there are no guarantees, however by taking steps to reduce risks we support optimal outcomes wherever possible. As always it is always best to assess and personalise your plan with your team of health professionals. Reduce stress levels Do/ read more
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Massage is a great way to encourage circulation and enhance wellbeing during the winter months, especially when the body is working hard fighting off all the colds and viruses that are going around. Whether you need a general health boost, stress management, increased movement, tension and/or headache release or injury management come in and see Sophia Gerontakos. Sophia is currently offering $20 off your first massage treatment, and private health fund/ read more
Patient perceptions of clinical care in complementary medicine: A systematic review of the consultation experience.
This article first published in Patient Education and Counseling by Hope Foley and Amie Steel who concluded it was evident Complementary Medicine consultations provide a patient experience of empathy, empowerment and patient-centredness…. The opportunity for patient empowerment through self-efficacy has been identified as a driving influence of complementary medicine use. This is the first review to explore the application of patient-centred care principles by Complementary medicine practitioners during clinical consultations from the/ read more
This article first published in Birth Matters The majority of women rely on health professionals such as midwives, general practitioners (GPs) and obstetricians during pregnancy and birth to ensure that both mother and baby are as healthy as possible. Are these the only practitioners providing care to women during this important time in their life? New research suggests there are ‘others’ involved. These other health professionals are broadly defined as/ read more
Author: Hope Foley. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a staple of the health and wellness industry with a reputation as a home-remedy cure-all. To assess this reputation, a thorough review of the available evidence revealed some interesting findings. The verdict There is fairly good evidence to suggest that ACV may be beneficial in general cardiovascular health by supporting healthy cholesterol, blood pressure and reducing risk factors for heart attack. It/ read more