Intravenous Vitamin Therapy/IV therapy
Dr Emmanuel Varipatis & Dr Yvonne (Ruby) Bloomfield
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is the most effective way to deliver micronutrients and hydration directly to your body to ensure maximum absorption.
IV therapy is used to treat a range of medical conditions and is very useful in fighting acute & chronic infections, as well as improving fatigue related conditions and for those needing immune function support. It has also been proven to be effective in speeding up the healing process after illness, disease or surgery and as an immune support to patients diagnosed with cancer. Our Doctors offer a tailored protocol based on the individuals health condition. Both Dr Varipatis and Dr Bloomfield have had over 25 years experience in supporting patients with cancer and other chronic illness.
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Please contact Reception on 02 9966 8666 for further information or to book an appointment.
Ping Hoang available Wednesday.
Acupuncture is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is believed to have originated in China at least two thousand years ago. Acupuncture focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment. The father of Chinese Medicine, Shen Nung, theorised that the body had an energy force running throughout it, known as Qi. The Qi consists of all essential life activities, including the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects of life, therefore to influence the Qi energy is to influence the physiological functioning of the body. Qi travels throughout the body along “Meridians” or special pathways.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into these specific sites (acupuncture points), along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual. Acupuncture points are specific locations where the Meridians come to the surface of the skin, and are easily accessible by “needling”, therefore influencing the physiological functioning of the body. There are many diseases that can be treated successfully by Acupuncture. The most common ailments include back and neck problems, Cervical Spondylosis, Condylitis, Arthritic conditions, Headaches of all kinds (including migraine), Allergic reactions, general and specific use for Analgesia and the relief of muscle spasms. There have also been clinical trials in the use of Acupuncture in treating anxiety disorders and depression.
Our GP’s provide allergy testing which involves the taking of blood to identify what is causing your allergic reaction.
The human body consists of a complex array of energy systems that influence the physical, emotional, psychological and/or spiritual levels of a person’s being. Energetic Healing is an wholistic approach, providing a natural way to restore balance and harmony to these systems.
The practitioner facilitates a healing response in the client through a variety of modalities and techniques that are gentle, non-invasive and can be used to support other forms of medical treatment. Facilitators may incorporate Aura and Chakra balancing, Counselling, Creative Visualisation, Meditation, Meridian work, Relaxation Techniques, Spiritual Healing and Subtle Energy Work.
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function of those tissues, promote relaxation and increase well-being. This kind of body work can have a profound affect on all the systems of the body i.e. muscular, skeletal, digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, emotional, mental and nervous systems.
There are many different approaches and applications to massage. Swedish Massage, a general whole body massage using oils on the skin to facilitate treatment. This is the basis of all Western forms of massage treatment. Shiatsu, with this Japanese style you generally stay dressed and are treated on the floor. This system balances all bodily systems. Deep Tissue, this approach is powerful and often painful although the benefits can be great. It is helpful in restructuring the body and improving posture.
Naturopathy is a system of natural medicine based on several key beliefs. They are, that the there is great healing power in nature, that the human body contains an innate ability to heal itself if stimulated and supported in the correct way, and that the best way to find optimum health is to view the body holistically. The holistic perspective simply means understanding that the physical body and symptoms are but one part of a greater picture also encompassing the mind and the spirit.
When you visit a Naturopath they will take a thorough case history, (including family history), asking questions about diet, lifestyle, stress and environmental factors. Most Naturopaths will use a variety of different techniques such as nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy. You may be asked to make certain lifestyle changes such as adjusting sleeping, eating and exercise habits and routines. Although Naturopaths can certainly treat both acute and chronic health conditions, the emphasis is on disease prevention rather than cure.
Nutritional medicine is based on the belief that when the body is supplied with the correct balance of foods, vitamins, and nutrients, it will be healthy. When disease is present, an attempt is made to fortify the affected organs or organ systems through supplemental targeted nutrition.
Dr Narelle Manwaring available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
In Australia, osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete a minimum of five years’ university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions that require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems. Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and by Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans. Osteopaths are registered providers for DVA patients, as well as by workers’ compensation schemes and motor accident insurers.
Remedial massage is a form of body work used to treat specific areas of muscle tension caused by stress or injury. It will increase the flow of blood to injured tissue, therefore speeding up the repair process, allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed and cell health to be improved. Remedial massage is also great for general aches and pains, joint mobilisation, postural imbalances and is wonderful for relaxation and stress relief. Therapists may use compression or effleurage techniques, passive stretching or passive shortening, or a combination of these. One of the basic principles of massage is that each area of the body affects the other, as a result of this belief most massage therapists prefer to do a full body treatment with good quality natural oils.
Dan Rowan available Tuesdays.
The word Shiatsu means finger pressure. Shiatsu evolved from an ancient form of Japanese Body Therapy. It uses the pressure of the fingers, thumbs, palms of the hand, elbows or feet to activate and support the body’s natural energy flow, clearing blocked pathways and enhancing circulation. Shiatsu stimulates circulation, strengthens the body, promotes relaxation, alleviates pain and discomfort and supports the body back to its natural balance. Shiatsu is a total body therapy which effectively assists with a variety of conditions including: asthma and respiratory illnesses, depression, digestive disorders, constipation, irritable bowel, anxiety, pregnancy, menstrual issues, headaches, migraines, sports injuries, back, neck and shoulder pain, RSI, insomnia, fatigue, muscle tension, heart palpitations and stress.