Chinese herbal medicine-this is a part of the healing system TCM, which is even popular as Traditional Chinese Medicine. It originated in China five thousand years back making it the oldest as well as the most long-standing health care system of the world. It is a famous treatment method. Every year about 3 million Australians visit TCM practitioners. In fact, the Chinese medicine in Northern Beaches is basically prescribed for normalizing the imbalanced energy, which is present in the body of individuals.
Today, people from different social and cultural backgrounds are effectively treating various kinds of acute and chronic health problems with Chinese herbs. Although the notion is not believed by many, several studies have proved it to be a very successful method in treating different kinds of disorders especially gastrointestinal and gynecological disorders.
The different health conditions that can be treated with Chinese herbal formula include:
The fundamental principles of TCM are quite different from the traditional Western philosophies about health, workings of body and illness. While patients are given prescription drugs for consumption when sick, a Chinese medical treatment plan includes a combination of qi gong, massage therapy and moxibustion. Chinese herbal medicine usually takes a holistic approach in understanding the normal functioning of a body and the course of action of the diseases and thus concentrates more on their prevention than on their treatment. According to TCM, the illnesses or diseases present have a core set of recognizable indications but the definite presentation of any particular illness or disease varies from one person to another. For this, people having same kind of health conditions are provided with various Chinese medicine prescriptions.
Chinese medicines are given either singly or prepared into formulae. They are prepared considering the therapeutic action of every herb and the effects that they can have if combined together. A good formula enhances the effectiveness in treating a particular condition. Nowadays, there are over four hundred substances that are used for making Chinese medicine. These medicines are mostly originated from plants but a few preparations include animal products and minerals. However, some of the substances, which were used traditionally, are no longer used in modern Chinese medicine practice
If this is the first time that you are being pregnant, there are chances that you might not be doing everything right. Even if you have the best intentions, chances are that you will probably be making a few common mistakes. In fact, there are some mistakes that you may not even realize that you are making but they are mistakes in reality.
Not buckling up: There are many women who stop to buckle up in cars fearing that the strap may damage their fetus. This is mostly done later in pregnancy when the bump gets bigger. Don’t ever make this mistake. Remember that car accidents kill more of the fetuses. If seat belts are worn the damage can be avoided. If you think the seat belt is bit uncomfortable, have the waist strap below your bump and across the pelvis.
Giving up eating chocolates because of the caffeine: You may be a chocoholic but you plan to give it up during pregnancy. This is surely not the best move then. According to experts, women generally are stressed out about things that they cannot have at the time of their pregnancy and that sometimes cause anxiety, which is surely not good at this phase. So, there is no point in giving up something which you love having. Just go and have it. Only be sure to consult with your physician regarding the amount of caffeine you can have every day. After all, recently, an article was published where it said that all women who ate chocolate in small amount every day had happier and calmer babies than those who did not.
Eating for two: Pregnant women are either very much worried about being overweight or else they feel they are underweight. It is important to understand that it is the quality of food that matters and not the quantity. Being pregnant doesn’t mean that you should consume extra amount of calories until the second trimester. So, eating in smart way must be the mantra. One should have foods, which are rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
Sleeps only 6-7 hours: 6-7 hours sleep is enough for a person to revive energy during normal time. But when a woman is pregnant, this much of sleep isn’t enough. 9-10 hours of sleep is needed. A woman who sleeps properly has an early delivery during labor.
Not doing acupuncture: The first trimester is the time when acupuncture happens to be very beneficial for expectant mothers, whether it be to help with morning sickness, nausea, tiredness, lack of energy or threatened miscarriage. But there are only a few women who realize the good impact of acupuncture in pregnancy.
The rate of successful pregnancy in Northern Beaches has improved a lot with acupuncture treatment. Weekly treatments have shown to be very effective during first trimester. Then the therapeutic treatment every six weeks during pregnancy is also recommended until 34 weeks when the pre birth acupuncture starts. This treatment is done on a weekly basis. It helps soften tendons in pelvis, public symphisis and hips and helps clear the fetal toxins which have been passed from the mother to the fetus. Pre birth acupuncture treatment also reduces labor time. Acupuncture induction treatments are more subtle and gentle form of inducing contractions and labor than medical induction in a hospital.
Recent studies have also pointed out that this therapeutic treatment can be very effective in treating depression, which happens both at the time of pregnancy and after pregnancy.
As human beings the most rewarding and exciting thing to happen to us is finding someone with whom we can feel we will be able to spend the rest of our lives. The feel-good aspect, the buzz, the positive approach towards life etc makes us feel very happy but what if everything goes wrong after sometime?
Relationships most of the time tends to follow a specific pattern. Meeting someone, starting to like them and spending time together, becoming intimate and all such things follow the trend. But after a few months, both of you start to realize the reality in relationship and come down from clouds. You then start to think whether you really like that person, whether the person is actually ‘the one’ for you? The challenge here is one of the couple may feel that this one of the relationship for life but the other one feeling different and thinking to break-up.
However, the memory of good times provoke us to save the relation and allow us to think that there may certainly be some reasons which are letting this happen and thus what most of us do is go to a counsellor in Bondi thinking that it might help. Poor communications may be one of the main problems of relationship issues among a couple-especially the feeling that she/she is able to read my mind and thus must act accordingly. However, there can even be other influencers such as meeting somebody else, boredom, varying sexual needs or believing that you both have very little in common for instance.
Relationships may feel wonderful at first but after sometime they might not. You may realize that spending time and putting efforts in the relationship is not worthy anymore. The realization of this fact and then breaking it up is a very painful affair. In fact, it is like experiencing the pain of losing your very near one through death.
For most, it’s a very traumatic and emotional experience. At that time, it becomes essential to find someone whom you can connect with and get the support that you want. Sometimes it may be a very good friend of yours who can be with you in this situation or a counsellor who can guide you through and help you be out of this relationship without having much pain. Working through the breakup is important. It can help you make plans for your future make you realize what you actually want in your life.
Acupuncture is getting huge acceptance in the mainstream medication in Northern Beaches. It is already used in a routine way in several emergency departments of Northern Beaches and is presently going through a trial in a few hospitals for alleviating pain like back pain, migraines and ankle sprain.
Researches in the UK have mapped the effect of acupuncture on the brain and have found out that the therapeutic method changes some neural structures, deactivating a few areas in brain that is associated with processing of pain. What I have found out is that people who have come to into the emergency department in pain and tried out acupuncture, have been relieved of pain in a very short span of time.
This treatment is even safe when combined with most of the treatments and conventional drugs. It has no side effects.
Today, acupuncture is the most accepted therapeutic treatment in Northern Beaches.
But when should it be demanded over the mainstream medical treatments? Like all other modalities of treatment, an individual must first consult with his or doctor or an acupuncture specialist and discuss with the expert his or her conditions. Only if the specialist thinks that the treatment will be effective, it should be done because acupuncture cannot help treat every kind of problem. However, there are a few cases, where people have had a lot of medicines, had no relief and then it was acupuncture that had given significant relief.
But remember one thing-acupuncture needs to be done in the hands of a specialized therapist.
How does it help?
Many people who have undergone this treatment and have been able to get relief are very much satisfied with this process.
I have heard many couples saying “I don’t want conflict anymore.” I have seen that many of them becoming distressed after arguing. Conflict management arrives how a person manages and treats his/her partner in their relationship.
1.Consider any long term intimate relationship. You might see them fighting on some trivial issues which arises conflict. In fact, a conflict has various functional and positive aspects as well. A conflict opens the areas for better understanding among the couple and teaches the importance of acceptance of others in a relationship. It helps to know each other in a more convenient way.
Couple counselling in Bondi is common. Recently, a counsellor in Bondi was interviewed and was asked about the different issues of conflict among couples. She said, “Most of the time when a couple has been asked to talk about the area of conflict it has been found that they discuss on perpetual issues. These issues are never ending. Problems that are linked to the fundamental differences in the couple needs to be managed tactfully. These issues cannot be solved or eradicated; a couple has to live with these issues through his or her entire life. But they need to learn how to manage them.”
2. The key essence of managing conflict is to keep dialoguing among the couple. Communicate according to the nature of the issue. If it is a perpetual issue or a solvable one make the conversation according to that. Manage the conflict rather than opposing the partner making a gridlock.
3. To master the conflict management one has to understand the fundamental values of the partner. Agreeing and understanding the point of view of the partner will eventually help to manage the relationship. These fundamentals can come from various values and unfulfilled dreams of any one of the partner in a relationship.
Becoming anxious or depressed is not something uncommon during pregnancy. Here are a few tips to help you deal with these conditions.
Seek help from your local counsellor: If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy it’s recommended that you take professional help from a local counsellor. For instance, if you stay in Bondi, you can seek assistance from a professional counsellor in Bondi.
Do light exercises: If everything is okay with you and you have the green signal from your doctor, you should do light exercises like antenatal yoga. This increases the level of energy in the body and boosts the production of feel-good dopamine hormones.
Take lighter workload in your workplace: You shouldn’t take too much of stress in your workplace during pregnancy. Make sure you have an open dialogue with your boss that you are pregnant and that you need to take lighter workload and may even cut down your work hours if needed.
Nap whenever you can: Many of you may not be able to sleep during night. You may have disturbed sleep. In that case, you can take a short nap for about 20 minutes to half an hour all through the day to revive yourself.
Take good care of yourself: You must take good care of yourself and your health in this phase of your life. Treat yourself to massages, nutritious food and long baths.
Learn different techniques of relaxation: Breathing deeply is a great way to feel relaxed if you feel anxious. You can even move one step further by doing meditation and yoga. Find something, which you can incorporate into your life to help reduce levels of stress.
Chronic pain is a common condition nowadays. It is impacting about millions of people in Northern Beaches. To treat these ailments, you should opt for non-toxic options. Here are a few treatment methods that you can opt for.
Acupuncture: It is an ancient Chinese medical practice. According to this practice, when deficiencies or energetic blockages occur within a meridian, some sort of imbalance is formed, which create an impact on the body giving rise to several diseases. Very thin needles are inserted into these points all along the meridians to stimulate ‘chi’ or energy and disperse the blocks or manipulate the energy flow. It’s a very effective option for treating conditions like neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, menstrual pain, headaches and osteoarthritis. To get pain relief in Northern Beaches, you can definitely visit an acupuncture clinic.
Neuro-Structural Integration Technique: This is a non-invasive, gentle way of stimulating the reflexes of your body. It provides a great relief to people suffering from back pain. A few simple movements across nerves, connective tissue and muscles are done and that helps the neuromuscular system reset all the related levels of tension promoting natural remedy. Results may be both lasting and profound and are generally apparent within 2-3 sessions.
Massage: This releases endorphins helping relieve pain, induce relaxation and reduce the levels of stress chemicals like noradrenaline and cortisol-reversing the harmful results of stress by slowing the metabolism, respiration and heart rate and lowering the increased blood pressure. It is an effective therapy for stress-related tension.
Chiropractic adjustments: A study showed that patients who suffered from neck pain when used a chiropractor or did exercises were more than twice as likely to be relieved in twelve weeks in comparison to those who were under medication.
Emotional Freedom Technique: Unresolved trauma and underlying emotional issues may have a great influence on the health, especially as it relates to the physical pain. Some people want to be told that the pain that they are suffering from is emotional or psychological in origin. You can find many psychiatrists in Northern Beaches using EFT to treat patients with severe pain in low back.