Separation of the Abs After Pregnancy

I recently received a query from one of our patients.After pregnancy, what exercises can I do when experiencing separation of the abs!This has led me to search the available material on the internet.

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What Dr Woon Jee Tio and the Karate Kid Have in Common!

Well!They both are known for standing on one leg—and they are both clearly defenders of good.Dr Woon Jee’s goal in life is solely to protect your health and boost your longevity!As a master of all

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When Is It Best to Use a Heat or Cold Pack?

“It was hurting so much, so I took some painkillers and had a hot pack on…” This is one of the most common responses I get in my practice when asked about relieving factors with patients that are

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How to Treat Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis With Chinese Medicine!

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common thyroid diseases I treat. I regularly come across it in my clinical practice at Sustain Health.  In this article, we will consider two important

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How Chinese Medicine and acupuncture Can Treat Myasthenia Gravis

What is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune disease. According to NIH the disease is characterised by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal muscles of the body. So what is

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What is Perinatal Anxiety and Depression?

In this article we discuss the current reality in our society of Perinatal anxiety and depression. What are the symptoms and what does this look like on a day to day basis. Unbeknown to some, Chinese medicine

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Adrenal Fatigue Treatment With Chinese Medicine

Adrenal fatigue syndrome is a common stress-related disorder, in which the symptoms are strongly influenced by circulating cortisol levels. Particularly when living in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable

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Congee: What Everyone Ought to Know

In this blog post we will be chatting about the amazing life-giving congee. what it will do for your health a look at the legends who created it why we recommend you should eat it. how to cook it. a

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Treating Asthma The Natural Way: Feel Better, Breathe Deeper

For many people, treating asthma is something they have had to live with since early childhood.Often developing alongside, or after bouts of eczema, asthma follows a very similar process—the body’s

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Important Chinese Dietary Advice: Should Our Food Be Raw or Cooked?

In the upcoming weeks, we will be releasing a post on congee and it’s importance to your health. So we thought a little pre-frame might be useful on some basics of Traditional Chinese Dietary theory. Hopefully,

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Occipital Headache: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

An occipital headache, also known as occipital neuralgia, is a type of a headache that affects the back of the head. The pain can be severe and debilitating, with frequent episodes. A headache is one

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Eczema: TCM Gets to The Root of the Itch

  Eczema is a skin condition that affects 1 in 3 Australians at some point in their lives. It often affects people with a history of allergic conditions such as asthma or hayfever. Eczema-prone areas

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Doctor Ling Travels To Shanghai To Study Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture

Doctor Scott Ling has recently returned from Shanghai following a 5-day Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture course with Professor Ming Qing Zhu.

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Alopecia Areata Treatment With Traditional Chinese Medicine

About: Alopecia Areata TreatmentAlopecia areata is an autoimmune disease whereby hair is lost from the body, usually from the scalp.The main focus of acupuncture and herbal medicine is to restore or improve

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Sciatica Treatment: A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach

Sciatica Treatment: About Sciatica refers to pain that radiates down the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest single nerve in the human body, with a diameter of less than 2.5 cm

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Acupuncture Treatment For Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is disturbing, distressing and unfair. It is an anxiety disorder that affects about a quarter of people who have experienced a life trauma.

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Acupuncture in Melbourne To Guangzhou: Dr Ling Learns From Dr Pan

Dr Scott Ling, who practices Acupuncture in Melbourne, travelled to Guangzhou earlier this month to attend a seminar on Pulse Diagnosis, held by Dr Pan Xiaochuan.

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Knee Pain Treatment and Relief with Acupuncture

Knee pain treatment is commonly sought after by active adolescents and adults, and especially among athletes. Acupuncture is an effective and proven pain management solution, however

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Insomnia: Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Insomnia, or the inability to fall into a deep, restful sleep, is a condition experienced by approximately one-third of adults at some point in their lives. If left unaddressed, this lack of sleep can

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Lower Back Pain Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

  Lower back pain (LBP) or lumbago is a condition that affects 80-85% of individuals at least once during their lifetime. Lumbago is defined as nonspecific lower back pain or discomfort located

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Sustain Health’s Doctor Ling Learns from Prof. Zhu

 During the past week, Doctor Scott Ling has been training in Shanghai, China, under the guidance of the masterful Prof. Ming Qing Zhu of ‘Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture’, which has been translated into

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Enlarged Prostate: Managing the Symptoms with Traditional Chinese Medicine

  Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or “enlarged prostate” develops over a very long time, and therefore, is generally seen in elderly patients. As the age group increases so does the prevalence of

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Whiplash: How to Reduce the Pain With Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs due to a sudden forceful change in motion causing unrestrained whip-like movement of the head and neck. It causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissue of the

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Treating Tinnitus with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Do you ever hear a ringing sound in your ears that you can’t explain? If this is a sensation you have been experiencing quite often, you might be suffering from tinnitus. Factors that trigger or

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Novak Djokovic’s Chinese Medicine Diet for Success

With prize money winnings over US$95 million, a Monaco citizenship, and 10 Grand Slams under his belt, it’s safe to say that Novak Djokovic is one successful man. But how does someone become that successful?

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Fibromyalgia Explained: Symptoms and How Chinese Medicine Can Help

Fibromyalgia is characterised by severe pain and fatigue in joints and muscles throughout the body. For those who have been diagnosed, coping with fibromyalgia is painstaking, as well as difficult for

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How To Lose Weight with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a poorly functioning digestive system is the root cause of problems such as constipation, bloating, acid reflux, bad breath and unwanted weight gain. Acupuncture

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Stomach Bloating: Treatments with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Bloating is such a common occurrence in the Sustain Health clinic. I regularly see clients who present with “fullness, discomfort, blockage or obstruction” and are unable to get relief. There

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Menopause: The Natural Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is menopause? Menopause is the time when women’s menstrual period completely ceases, occurring when the ovaries cease producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Initially symptoms of perimenopause,

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Ulcerative Colitis: Here’s To Treat It The Natural Way

ULCERATIVE COLITIS – What is it? Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Both conditions affect the bowel, but in slightly different

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