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Posts by Dr Julienne Tatkovic

Helpful hints for menopausal weight gain

Have you started putting on weight even though your diet and exercise routine hasn’t changed? And no matter what you do, you cannot shift the weight or it comes back with vengeance?  It is a common question I receive in clinic with women when they reach their menopausal years. So here are some helpful hints…

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Natural Healing after Pregnancy and Birth

Time for a change In recent times there has been more awareness of the need for post-natal recovery and support post birth for the new mother. Post birth recovery not only includes recovering from the birthing process, but also the previous nine months of pregnancy of growing and carrying a baby. Unfortunately, there is not…

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Repairing the uterus after C-section

Who is talking about healing C-sections? The rate of C-section in our modern world is extraordinary. C-section is one of the most common surgeries in the world. In Australia 1/3 of all births are a C-section. However there are relatively few people talking about healing after C-section. But why is this important? During a C-section,…

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How to help your teenage daughter with her periods

Hormonal daughters and/ or painful periods I often recall the dread I hear in parents voices when they speak of the teenage years, of out of control, hormonal daughters. Puberty need not be fraught with emotional outbursts if our bodies work as they should. If the body is not in balance, there are warning signs…

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Spring into spring with energy and vigour!

Spring, it is characterized by birth, and new growth in Nature. The world is waking up after a cold winter and there is new growth everywhere, from baby animals to new trees and plants. It is time to start afresh, to leave the cold winter months behind us and lighten the body. Invigorate it with…

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Finding Balance and Peace during Menopause

Lifestyle Changes for Wellness during Menopause Lifestyle changes may help in  prolonging the effect of treatment you receive for menopausal symptoms and also for long-term benefit. Not only will they help with reducing symptoms of the change you are experiencing, they will also improve your quality of life and sense of well being. Stress reduction In a…

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How do menopausal treatments work?

Chinese Medicine and Menopause In Chinese medicine, our body is viewed as a whole which reflects nature and the world around us. We cannot separate ourselves from our environment, our lifestyle and our emotional world. It is a functioning unit, with every system intertwined, to make up the whole. When you come in for treatment for menopausal…

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Do you feel cold to the bone during Winter?

Beat the Cold Winter Days Do you feel cold to the bone? Do the gusty winter winds send chills down your spine? Do you love winter or hate it? There is no need to suffer from the cold during Winter. There are great techniques and Chinese herbs that can make Winter a more pleasant experience by…

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How is dry needling different from acupuncture?

An acupuncturist has had hundreds of hours of clinical training in acupuncture. They usually complete a 4 year degree. Courses on dry needling usually go for a weekend with very little clinical training. For more information on the difference between dry needling and acupuncture have a look at this blog by Jeff Shearer.

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