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Massage helps alleviate Depression

If you weren’t aware of the positive effects of massage already, research published in 2010 in PubMed(see the link below) clearly shows strong findings of the effects of massage therapy to help alleviate depressive symptoms and tendencies.


Studies conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami also provide convincing results that massage promotes relaxation and relieves stress. One study showed that people who received 15-minute massages twice a week experienced a reduction in job-related stress, anxiety and blood levels of the stress-hormone cortisol. Massage can also increase levels of serotonin, dopamine, endorphins and enkephalins, helping elevate your mood and enable better pain control. Thats only 15 mins twice a week! Imagine its effects with regular one hour sessions!

Here at Wise Wellbeing & Health in McLaren Vale, we have amazing Massage Therapists with a range of techniques that will help you de-stress, unwind, relieve negative emotions and alleviate sore muscles.

Call us on 8323 8696 to make your booking!


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Acupuncture for Menopause

We have been having some great success with the management of menopausal symptoms for many women here at Wise Wellbeing & Health.  Acupuncture can  help reduce severity and frequency of hot flashes, improve sleep and help emotional wellbeing throughout this time. For more information take a look at this article recently published on medical news today.


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Acupuncture for Inducing Labour

The following is a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine in 2009. It shows some good results of Acupuncture helping to induce labour and also the birthing process. The Table on page 1212 is easy to read and shows results clearly.

In my practice, I always try to encourage Acupuncture treatments starting from 35 to 36 weeks and once a week leading up to the due date. This gradual process helps ripen the uterus, relax the mother and encourage labour to occur much closer to due date instead of trying to induce after it.
Chi Eung Danforn Lim, M.B.B.S.,1 Jenny M. Wilkinson, Ph.D.,2 Wu Shun Felix Wong, M.D.,3 and Nga Chong Lisa Cheng, M.B.B.S.4 in their paper entitled: Effect of Acupuncture on Induction of Labor state that:

…Acupuncture has been described as an effective tool for
cervical ripening and induction of labor.9 In contrast, Lyrenas
et al.10 reported that acupuncture was neither sufficient
to reduce the need for analgesics nor to reduce the duration
of labor. However, other authors have observed significant
effects of acupuncture on the duration of the first and second
stages of labor.9,11–15click this link to read the whole paper…

Andrew Orr of Shen Therapies in Brisbane has also conducted his own studies which he has written about in the following link:


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Acupuncture and Childrens’ Health

Some great research published by the National Institute of Health in 2008, on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for children. The following link will take you to the Institutes findings of the trials of acupuncture on children illness and symptoms.


The Laser machine i use in clinic is so easy and friendly for kids treatments 🙂