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The following is meant as information only, for any health issues please consult a registered health practitioner.

From the Editor's Desk

In July I travelled again to Tokyo to attend the annual Toyohari acupuncture workshop. Sixty Toyohari practitioners from Europe, America and Australasia and about 500 clinicians from Japan met here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Toyohari Association and also practise this gentle and effective acupuncture art of regulating and harmonizing the body’s vital energy (Qi).
I have broadened my knowledge about Toyohari Japanese acupuncture with hands-on practice of needling techniques with close supervisory support from our blind Japanese Masters.

These annual workshops always help me to enhance my ability to feel the Qi and improve my clinical skills. Toyohari is a fascinating, effective and gentle art of healing, based on ancient wisdom. Click here to see the photos.

Recently new services have been added to our comprehensive treatment menu, the Ultra Lite Weight and Health Management Program, which offers weight loss and detox, and is based on a sound naturopathic approach. Please read ‘The Healthy Way to a Desired Swimsuit Body’ to find out how we can assist in your ‘battle with the bulge’.

In the article ‘A New You before Christmas’ I will reveal an option you can choose to help turn back your biological clock.

This year the clinic will close at 2.00 pm on 19th December and will reopen on 5th January 2010 at 9.00 am.

Make sure you are well stocked with the products and herbs you are using.
At this special time of year I would like to thank all my past and present clients, colleagues and friends for their tremendous support during the year.

I sincerely wish you all a very merry Christmas & healthy and prosperous New Year.

I hope to see most of you in the coming months.

Good health from the inside out


The Healthy Way to a Desired Swimsuit Body

Spring is the time when everything buds and comes alive. According to the theory and philosophy of Chinese medicine, spring is ruled by the Wood element and is associated with the Liver and Gallbladder.  In our bodies the Qi of life in the springtime revitalizes the functioning of the liver. Thus if the liver is healthy, you can be positive and active in everything you do. This is the function of the blood, which contains the power of generation or creation.

Liver stores the blood and also cleanses it to eliminate any toxins. Emotional stress brings pressure to the Liver. This will have an impact on all the other organs and also on the ligaments and tendons, which need a good healthy liver in order to be efficient. An imbalance in the liver energy will show in symptoms, like headache, migraine, anger, irritability, tension, vision disturbances and often lack of sleep, etc. Injuries are also likely to occur, because the flow of Qi and blood to the muscle, tendons and related areas will be depleted.

Spring is the time for renewal and change and because the liver is strongest at this time of the year it is the best time to detoxify your body and shed the extra kilos. Detoxification is essential for all of us, no matter how healthy we may be or think we are. Dropping unwanted body fat can contribute to a more youthful appearance, with the added benefit of a great sense of health and wellbeing. Many of the health issues we suffer from are a direct result of our relationship with food.
 I’m very excited to announce that I have become a licensed consultant of the Ultra Lite Weight and Health Management System. This program is medically approved and is covered by some private health insurances. It is not a meal replacement or calorie counting program. The Ultra Lite is a sensible approach to weight loss that helps you lose 10-15 kgs in 5 weeks & teaches you how to keep it off. This program is designed to provide you with all the required protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and trace elements as you lose weight, using the food you already have in your pantry.  


The Ultra Lite weight loss and detox program is based on dietary ketosis. By avoiding refined carbohydrates and sugar, and limiting excess carbohydrates you will maximise fat loss in your body. You will burn stored fat, providing energy through natural ketosis. In simple terms, our program is all about fat loss. Unlike many other quick weight loss programs, the Ultra Lite weight loss and detox program does not deplete your body of vital fluids and muscle mass.

You can lose up to 3 kilos in your first week and up to 1 to 3 kilos per week thereafter. This is very rewarding if you want to lose weight quickly and naturally but also maintain your weight control for life.

We don’t leave you alone on this journey and will support you with weekly one-on-one consultations, when we will monitor your measurement and weight loss, blood pressure, and your dietary ketosis (fat burning) record and of course we will give you a motivation boost along the way to achieving your goal, and provide valuable advice and supervision.

To ensure that you receive maximum benefits and results from your weight loss and detox program, we will reward your achievement with free or heavily discounted slimming treatments. Please see the Specials.

We may also point out that as far as value of $$$ per kilo fat loss, is concerned the  Ultra Lite is the most cost effective program available - when taking into account five consultations with a trained professional, medical benefit rebates, and 30% reduction on food cost .
Generally the Ultra Lite is half the price of Jenny Craig and twice as quick.

Ultra Lite will detox your body, giving you a new surge of vitality and will certainly make you look better in your swimsuit this summer.  Try it today!


A New You before Christmas

As an esthetician my main concern and interest is how my clients look, how their skin looks, is it clear with good lustre or is it dull and blemished with a sallow complexion.  Is the skin lacking tone, and wrinkled, or is firm and supple. As an oriental medicine practitioner I find this information very valuable in assessing my client’s health.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the quality of your skin reflects your lung’s energy, and the colour and lustre of the skin can indicate the disturbances in different meridians and related organs. This information is important in assessing the pattern of imbalance in the body for establishing diagnosis and prognosis.

As a holistic health care system Chinese Medicine provides natural balance at a physical, mental and emotional level by incorporating its unique ancient principles according to each individual's constitution and need. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal can effectively improve your health and take away 5 - 10 years safely and naturally. Priority is given to treating the underlying cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Our skin is considered as the reflection of inner health, and as an indicator of physical and mental wellbeing.
 You also can take 10 or more years off the way you look by dropping unwanted body fat.  Just because we get older does not mean we have to get fatter and sicker.  Reducing refined carbohydrates, preservatives, artificial colours, alcohol and caffeine can slow the aging process

Dropping unwanted body fat contributes to a more youthful appearance, but sometimes can have a negative impact on facial tissue.

With Ultra Lite you will lose body fat, not just fluids or lean muscle tissue. You won’t have sagging skin, because you will be getting the proteins from the sachets to keep your skin cells alive. But if you need to improve your facial contours while on the slimming program Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal could be of great help. You can also choose to add the Intraceuticals Hyperbaric Oxygen Infusion, to increase facial volume and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

I strongly believe that healthy, glowing skin and a slim body contribute to a positive body image that could be your avenue to improved self confidence, longevity and better health.

If I may be of assistance, I would be pleased to arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Please take care of yourself because if you don't have your health, then what do you have?

Have a great day



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