Take Care Of Your Immunity This Winter


 

Your best defence against bugs this winter is a healthy immune system.  We all have the potential for a strong defence against invading pathogens however we don’t all care for our immune systems as we should.  

It is important to eat healthy food (primarily veggies), drink lots of water, and reduce stress and emotional turmoil.  Reduce processed food and sugar intake, and get plenty of sleep.  Acupuncture is also a valuable tool in boosting our immunity.

Research has shown that acupuncture can enhance the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells, which are of vital importance in human immune systems. These cells are referred to as ‘helper T cells‘ and are active in the immune system’s defence against microbes, including viruses.

This interesting article by a Harvard Medical School educator discusses the value in caring for your immunity and the ways in which we can all do this for ourselves.  

For the full article click here.

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We Are Opening 27th April!

After closing for 1 month to do our part to

‘flatten the curve’, Restore will reopen for

osteopathy and acupuncture on 27th April.

The government agrees that these are

‘essential services’.

We will be practicing strict hygiene measures including:

*Separation of practitioners

*Separation of patients

*Sanitisation measures with and between each patient

*Wearing masks and gloves where appropriate.

So why don’t you book online now!

We missed you all!

 

The Restore Team.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Important Notice

For the welfare of our patients and staff the team at Restore have decided to close at end of day Saturday 28th March 2020.

We will return to business once we feel that the environment is safe for our patients, our staff and their families.

In the meantime we continue to follow strict hygiene guidelines and will continue to do so during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Are you unwell with fever or respiratory symptoms? Have you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19? 

If so we are unable to treat you at the clinic at this time.

It is recommended that you call the HEALTH DIRECT helpline on 1800 022 222 for further advice.

 

 

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Medicare in the U.S. has announced this week that it will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain.  In fact Medicare will now cover up to 12 sessions in 90 days. This is in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America. Research continues to support the benefits of acupuncture for pain relief and it is reducing the dependency of patients on addictive pain medications. Restore acupuncturists are experienced at managing patients with chronic and acute pain.

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Oncology Acupuncture and Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Oncology Care At Restore

At Restore Health & Wellness we offer allied health treatments that proactively support you through your oncology journey and beyond.

Restore Health & Wellness is a relaxing, nurturing clinic in the heart of the medical district of St Leonards.  We offer oncology patients care in the form of oncology acupuncture and lymphatic drainage massage both by practitioners with advanced training in oncology patients.  They are both covered by private health insurance extras cover should your policy cover these modalities of treatment.

Acupuncture for Oncology

The American Society for Cancer Oncology (ASCO) actively supports Acupuncture services. This is due to research demonstrating that oncology acupuncture may be effective in supporting immune function and managing side effects including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Hot flushes
  • General and joint pain

At Restore our acupuncturist for oncology patients is Sally Gole.  Sally is a renowned and experienced Acupuncturist who is passionate about using a wholistic and complementary approach to care for her patients during this challenging time.  After gaining her initial qualifications as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist, Sally has been practicing with a focus on Womens Health and Oncology for over 13 years.

Sally completed the Post Graduate Oncology Acupuncture Hospital Training Program under Dr Byeongsang Oh at the Mater Hospital in Sydney.   Dr. Oh is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and a Research Fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. He has practised acupuncture and other complementary medicine for over 15 years, specialising in cancer care.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Oncology

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle massage to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the body tissue. The technique is light with gentle pressure mobilising fluid toward the lymphatic sites, with varying degrees of pressure.  This form of massage is renowned for its benefits in lymphedema patients. 

Lymphedema, or lymphatic obstruction, is a condition whereby excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling (oedema). The lymphatic system is a part of the immune system and vital for immune function.  This may occur in oncology patients with the removal of lymph nodes as part of their oncology treatment, or as a result of scarring following any form of surgery.

At Restore our Remedial Massage Therapist for oncology patients is Nathalie Gagnon. Nathalie has been practicing for more than 15 years and is a caring and compassionate practitioner.  She has completed advance training in lymphatic drainage massage and works with oncology patients regularly to help manage their symptoms and reduce their discomfort.

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