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Hormone Balancing Treatments

Did you know that we offer hormone balancing treatments? Hormone imbalances can occur for both women and men and at any age. Essence of Health offers natural treatments which may assist in treating the symptoms of many hormone imbalances. Focus is based on improving the overall health and well-being of patients using individualised treatments, natural supplementation, dietary and lifestyle changes, including stress management which may help with hormone balancing. The principle treatment at the clinic is Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, however, the incorporation of Naturopathy and Nutritional medicine is also used on an ongoing basis through your acupuncture treatments. Interested in booking an appointment? Please call 08 2296 4333 or email us...

Physiotherapy for Endometriosis

While there is currently no cure for endometriosis, there are a few things you can do to help manage your symptoms and improve you are quality of life. Proper diagnosis is the first step, this may result in surgery to remove any endometrial cells. Apart from surgery, you can try to change your diet, get regular acupuncture and use other pain-relieving treatments. But did you know that physiotherapy can help with endometriosis related pain and discomfort? Here are 5 ways it may help: • Due to the pain of endometriosis, many sufferers end up bed or couch bound for a period of time each month. This leads to tight muscles in the...

How to deal with bloating

Bloating is one of those health problems that can be hard to get to the bottom of. Some people only have bloating occasionally, while some it occurs all of the time. Lots of different things can cause bloating – diet, lifestyle, food intolerances, constipation and conditions like endometriosis. So what can you do to help? Here are 5 things that may help to treat your bloating: • Exercise – it can help pass trapped gas from your bowels. Studies also show light exercise can help to relieve fullness and bloating after meals. • Eat smaller portions of food and eat fruit before the main meal not after – Smaller portions allow your...

Physiotherapy for pregnancy

Physiotherapy is an important modality to consider in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time when many changes occur in the body. This can lead to pain and weakness that can affect the quality of a pregnant woman’s daily living. Physiotherapy can help with a number of things: • Helping to reduce any pain and discomfort • Assist in proper posture • Help to prepare for labour • Pelvic floor health If you would like to see our Physiotherapist Bella, please call us on 08 8296 4333 or via our website. ...

Reasons to see a Chiropractor

There are many reasons to make chiropractic care part of your health regime: • May improve joint mobility and function, along with general joint health. This may be especially beneficial for people with arthritis to assist with to decreasing the degeneration of joint and connective tissue associated with these chronic conditions. • Can assist in the prevention of ongoing or recurring headaches. • Assists with strength of muscles by improving contractibility when they are loose or tight. This can be particularly beneficial for athletes or people who enjoy regular exercise. • Helps with ongoing inflammation following restoration of joint range of motion. • Improves circulation by assisting with the elimination of stagnant...

Adenomyosis Awareness Month

April is Adenomyosis Awareness Month. Adenomyosis is sometimes confused with Endometriosis as it involves the endometrial lining of the uterus growing where it shouldn’t. However, unlike endometriosis where endometrial cells grow on the outside of the uterus and other internal organs, in adenomyosis, the cells grow in the uterine wall itself. This can lead to symptoms of heavy and prolonged bleeding, severe period pain, clotting, nausea, stabbing pain at any time of the month and bowel issues just to name a few. Acupuncture and Naturopathy may help to address some of the symptoms of adenomyosis. So if you think this condition may affect you or you have been recently diagnosed,...

International Caesarean Awareness Month

April is International Caesarean Awareness Month 35% of births in Australia are by caesarean section (c-section). A c-section while common, is a major surgery that can take weeks to recover from. Whether by choice, necessity or emergency, we can support you to prepare for and/ or recover from your c-section. Give us a call to make an appointment - We would love to support you on your pregnancy and postnatal journey. ...

Top 5 nutrition tips to prepare for pregnancy

Wanting to get pregnant?* Here are our top 5 nutrition tips that may help. Eat a Healthy Diet Making the right food choices before you conceive can support fertility and your baby’s growth and development. Eating a healthy well-balanced diet which is rich in healthy fats, plant-based proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables in a variety of colours, leafy greens rich in folate, nuts, good quality protein rich foods and whole grains is one of the first steps to support fertility. Avoid Caffeine Excessive intake of caffeine could make you feel restless, anxious and irritable and may also cause you to experience heartburn. Decaffeinated coffee is always a better option to consider when...

Top 5 ways to improve sleep

For something we need to do every day, sleeping can be really hard for some.   Read below for our top 5 ways to improve sleep   😴 Try to avoid any stimulants like coffee from around midday onwards. Did you know that alcohol also acts as a stimulant after a few hours? So, while it may help get you to sleep, your sleep will not be restful. Try to limit alcohol intake to one to two glasses a day and avoid in the 3 hours before bed. 😴 Avoid screens just before bed. Try to switch off devices and read or meditate in the hour before bed. 😴 Set up a...

What is involved in a pelvic floor consultation?

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy session will include two parts: Consultation and examination Treatment Consultation and examination During the consultation and assessment, Bella will take a thorough case history to help determine the presenting issue, associated pain and possible causes. She will also discuss past medical history including any previous tests and treatments. Bella will then conduct an examination. This may include an external and internal examination. This is to what system of the body is contributing to your pelvic floor issues. Isabella will talk you through each stage of the examination to ensure you feel comfortable. Treatment Once Bella has a good understanding of your condition from your consultation and examination, she will devise...