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Acupuncture and moxibustion for breech presentation

Breech presentation is where a baby is positioned either bottom and feet down or sideways before birth. Acupuncture and moxibustion has been traditionally used as a natural alternative to assist with correcting the baby’s position.

Naturopathy for Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances

Insomnia and sleep disturbances have become a very common occurrence with all the pressures and stimulation of modern-day living. It is estimated that 50% of Australians are experiencing sleep disturbances, while 20% suffer from insomnia presentations. Those experiencing a sleep issue will find that they are more prone to mental health disturbances such as anxiety

Motor point Acupuncture at Komyuniti

What is an acupuncture motor point? Every muscle within the body has a motor point that can be stimulated. These points are where motor nerves innervate from the spine to activate a muscle. The motor point when treated can restore an inhibited muscle that is not functioning correctly. Motor muscle inhibition occurs due to chemical

Can acupuncture improve sleep for people with insomnia?

A recent systematic review published by Sleep Medicine (1) explored the efficacy of acupuncture for treating insomnia. A total of eleven studies that included an overall number of 775 participants. The research was able to provide the following evidence: – Acupuncture increases total sleep time. – Acupuncture improved efficiency, decreased wake after sleep and reduced

Plantar fasciitis, heel pain and bone spurs Melbourne

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation occurring at the ligament which stretches underneath the sole of the foot that is attached to the heel and is commonly known as the plantar fascia.   What causes plantar fasciitis and heel pain? The common causes of plantar fasciitis can be contributed to: – Overuse from

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Improving IVF Outcome with Acupuncture

At Komyniti our acupuncture treatments are always informed and up to date with the most recent evidence and research. When it comes to supporting clients going through IVF with acupuncture we always provide our clients with evidence-based approaches to deliver the highest possible outcomes. In 2019 there were two systematic reviews and meta-analysis research articles

Ear acupuncture for stress, anxiety and depression

The current  impact of  the covid-19 pandemic on our front line workers and the rest of us living in metro melbourne have left us all in a heightened state of awareness. Therefore, at komyuniti we wanted to provide a little tip that could offer some assistance with dealing with the current restrictions. A recent study, 

The SIBO connection to IBS

A practical research based intervention for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Most people are aware of irritable bowel syndrome and it’s presentation, however not enough information is shared discussing the root cause of IBS. There are a number of reasons you may experience ongoing digestive disturbances within the IBS bracket, including chronic digestive infections and food

Evidence-based Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Komyuniti’s Acupuncture Treatment for Lower Back Pain. At Komyuniti we have clinical experience in working with acute and chronic lower back pain. We have developed our own approach and strategy – Komyuniti Musculoskeletal Acu-Technique™, which involves a combination of traditional acupuncture with the addition of trigger and motor point needling techniques. We also administer neuro-acupuncture

Acupuncture for knee pain and osteoarthritis

Acupuncture is an effective evidence-based treatment option for the management of knee pain and osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage within the knee that acts as a buffer between bones wear and degenerate over time.  As a result, causing inflammation in the joint, pain and restricted movement.   Osteoarthritis of the knee and types of

Acupuncture for Anxiety, Depression & Stress

Mental illness is very common with around 45 percent of Australians experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.   15% of Australians have experienced depression in their lifetime. (1)   26.3% of Australia’s will have experienced an anxiety disorder. (1)   13% of Australia are currently experiencing high levels philological stress

Treating the Underlying Issue in Food Intolerance

Nowadays, do you find that more people appear to be becoming increasingly ‘intolerant’ to certain food groups? This may be due to several different factors including, diet and dietary related habits, the sterilisation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the mainstreaming of diagnostic tools such as hydrogen breath testing. Food intolerances can lead to various

Post Pill Acne: How to Manage the Natural Way

Unfortunately for many women who stop taking the pill (oral contraceptive pill or OCP) a worrying side effect can occur: post pill acne. Many women give up the pill for a number of reasons, from coping with difficult side effects, to wanting to return to a natural cycle or perhaps trying to conceive. For most

A Natural Treatment for Migraines & Headaches

Migraines are a neurological condition that can cause intense headaches that can affect one or multiple areas of the head. Many people live with the debilitating symptoms of migraines, in fact the statistics show that 4.9 million Australians experience migraines per year and over 7% of those suffer with chronic migraines. (1)   There is

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