Overextended? Do you need a break?

There are so many things to do but very little time to do them’ - You think to yourself, feeling overwhelmed. You feel exhausted and demotivated. It feels like you have been doing a lot but accomplishing very little. Your mind is racing ahead thinking about what needs to be done next.

Are you aware that you may be overextending at work or in other areas of your life and as such causing much unhappiness, ill-health and low productivity? You may be wondering why you’ve come to hate the work you once enjoyed, or take for granted those loved ones in your life. If things are going out of balance, then it’s most definite that it is time to take a break. This means pausing to unwind, recharge and regain your energy and mental clarity so you can get back on a healthy track again.

How do you know you need a break?

1.      You feel emotional – anxious, irritable, worried, angry, depressed, confused, scattered, defensive, over-sensitive and reactive to others. The feeling doesn’t go away.

2.      You can’t concentrate on the task at hand. You get easily distracted with a million thoughts running through your head.

3.      You have difficulty making decisions.

4.      You complain a lot. That there is not enough hours in a day! Everyday activity is a major effort.

5.      You don’t have a social life. You either don’t have the energy to have fun or can’t ‘seem to find the time’ to be with your friends.

6.      You experience a lack of energy and have difficulty sleeping or always wanting to sleep, but can never get enough sleep. In addition, your body feels heavy, achy and in pain. You may experience bowel changes (either constipation or loose bowel motion) and digestive complaints (lack of appetite, bloating, reflux etc).

7.      You haven’t been exercising in months. You used to exercise, but now think that you need to spend the 30 minutes at work and instead of on your wellbeing.

8.      You fear change. You get anxious and stressed by the thought of a change. You want to control every part of your life. You only feel comfortable with a daily routine and are not spontaneous.

9.      You get sick often. Your body is run-down, but you are not aware of this and its consequences until it is too late.

What can you do for yourself?

Identifying the signs that you are overextending yourself is just the beginning. You now need to make a decision:

1. Do you continue as you are and risk further damage to your health and wellbeing OR 2. Give our-self the break you urgently need?

There are many reasons as to why you will not give your-self the break you desperately need. At the heart of it underlies the fact that you feel and/or believe you don’t deserve it or that it is not important and therefore does not warrant your attention now.

A break does not need to be anything extravagant. Giving your-self a breath of fresh air or some quiet time may be all that you need to help start the unwinding process. Going for a walk, stretching, cycling, swimming, meditating, getting a massage/acupuncture are all beneficial at helping release muscle and mental tension, soothe the heart, boost vital energy, calm nervous energy and speed up the body’s natural healing mechanism.

Now is the time to give yourself a break. Come in for a relaxing acupuncture session to support your health and wellbeing today.

Book now at tranong@gmail.com

 

Strenthen your immunity this winter

It is now more important than ever to focus our efforts on supporting our immune system to keep us healthy this winter and all year round. The cold winter months can trigger muscle joint pain, cause sinusitis and respiratory infections for those with vulnerable immune system.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and NPS Medicinewise, the overuse of antibiotics has recently led to bacteria that have developed antibiotic resistance by altering their genes after being in contact with antibiotics. T.V advertisements and billboards are all reminding us that “Antibiotics are losing their power” and that antibiotics have no effect on colds and flu. Antibiotics can also lead to the weakening of our immune system by disrupting our gut bacteria which makes part of our immune system. It makes sense to take the natural approach to support your immune function. Your wellbeing depends on an optimal immune system.

What lowers our immune function?

Our immune system is our main defence mechanism that protects us from infections and being sick. Factors that may reduce our immunity include alcohol and drugs, poor diet, stress, medications, poor hygiene, toxins and bacterial infections.

What can you do?

You can do a lot to help improve and support your immune system. Keep well hydrated, get adequate nutrition, manage your daily stress levels, reduce/avoid toxins entering your body through breathing clean mountain, sea air or walk in the park, improve your digestive system, exercise or keep active regularly, practice good hygiene by keeping your hands clean and covering yourself when coughing and staying home when you are sick, get plenty of rest/quality sleep, keep yourself warm and protected from the wind/cold, take herbal medicine, have acupuncture.

Take charge of your immunity today for a healthy tomorrow. Come into our clinic and get yourself sorted today.

CALL 0413 126 826 OR email tranong@gmail.com to book your visit.

 

Invest in yourself.

Metabolic syndrome including diabetes is now recognised to be a leading risk factor driving some of the most serious diseases in our society to date.

Statistics show that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes. Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated). Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing. Gestational diabetes in pregnancy is also increasing.

These shocking statistics shows us that we are not doing enough of the right thing now to help ourselves towards a healthier future. Let the figures remind us all of the need to act now. The Acusense health clinic is here to help guide you down the right track to maintain your health and wellbeing. Be a willing participant to reap the healthy rewards. Invest in yourself; invest in your health today.

How do you know if you have metabolic syndrome?

You may have been diagnosed with some of the following:

*high blood pressure

*diabetes or “pre-diabetes” (at risk of diabetes)

*high triglycerides

*low “good” HDL cholesterol

*carrying extra weight around your waist

*family history of diabetes, heart disease or stroke

Acusense Health Clinic offers natural management of metabolic syndrome. Treatments can open you up to understanding about the right foods you need to be eating for adequate nutrition, sustained energy and keeping to a healthy weight whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle by incorporating ways to manage your stress levels. You also learn the important connection between the role stress play in negatively impacting your health and wellbeing if left unchecked. Treatments also include management of your stress levels as this can aid digestion and nutrition intake for your body’s use. The clinic also offers quality natural herbs to keep your body balanced and healthy.

To find out more about treatments for you, talk to Tran Ong today.

Start your detox today

We have a detox program to suit everyone.  Have a consultation with us and we'll take care of the rest.

Why is it important to detox?

The detoxification process is an important and necessary step to help your body eliminate toxins of all kinds from damaging your body and health. Toxins from the environment include pesticides, car fumes, chemicals from cosmetics, drugs, medications, household cleaning products, soot from factories etc. Toxins accumulate in our liver and force the kidneys and gut to work harder to eliminate and places much stress to these organs over time, causing them to function less effectively. These toxins can damage your cells DNA leading to illnesses down the track. Toxins can irritate your body causing a chain of chemical reactions and immune response leading to inflammations making your body vulnerable to illnesses of various types. Toxins have been known to interrupt your body's hormonal balance causing an array of hormonal dysfunctions. Toxins need to go in order for health to be gained.

What does detox involve? 

Our detox programs help the individual support their gut, liver, kidneys and cells appropriately. Support includes taking essential nutrients and stress management.

What is the result?

The result of detox is the gain in health and wellbeing of your liver, kidneys, and gut function to give you sustained energy when you need it, improved sleep and stress management and overall sense of wellbeing.

Book now   Call Tran on 0413 126 826

The Power of Being Relaxed

Did you know that being relaxed and calm keeps your immune system, digestive system, cardiovascular system and other internal systems working at its optimal level to maintain overall health and wellbeing?

Relaxation is not taught at school or by your parents. It is a topic least spoken about, yet it is one of the most important technique you can learn for yourself or teach your kids. The opposite of being relaxed is being stressed. Due to the many levels of stress and its triggers we may not all be aware of the depth of how stress can negatively impact our health and wellbeing over a period of time until it is too late. You may have already heard of the link between stress and many diseases. The immediate stress response on the body causes changes to your cells, hormones, blood pressure, oxygen intake, blood distribution and supply to organs affecting your heart, brain, muscles, digestive organs, re-productive organs, immune, nervous, and chemical response which lead to changes in the way you think, feel and behave. It would explain why so many of us become frequently run down sick and irritable, then fall immensely sick five or so years down the track. However, understanding the importance of being more relaxed and deciding to take action now will keep you in peak health. Here is why.

Being relaxed has so many health benefits that it is a must for everyone. These benefits include:

  • Mental clarity

  • Clearer decision making

  • Stronger immune system to keep you in peak health/

  • prevent illnesses

  • Improved concentration

  • Feelings of happiness and contentment

  • Pain relief

  • Hormonal balance for general health and fertility/re-production

  • Physical strength

Make time today for yourself to relax and be calm so you can stay strong and happy.           Make an appointment today and I can show you how.

Book in today.

CALL 0413 126 826

 

Hormone Balance is necessary for Optimal Health

Did you know that your health could be affected if your hormone is out of balance? The signs: If you are feeling out of whack, lacking energy, low on libido, feeling weak, have brittle bones, experience irregular period cycle or having difficulty falling pregnant, then chances are your hormones are to blame. Hormones are natural occurring chemicals in our bodies that helps regulate not only our fertility, but also our general health and wellbeing.

For women, oestrogen is important for general health, wellbeing and bone strength. However, too much of it and you will experience excess bleeding during your cycle, whilst too little and you will lose bone strength and risk osteoporosis, upsetting your hormonal cycle and reducing your chances of falling pregnant. Progesterone is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries and the adrenal glands. It is extremely important for women’s health, and it plays a crucial role in the female reproductive system including the menstrual cycle and fertility, as well as the development of the foetus and the maintenance of pregnancy.

 

An imbalance of progesterone levels may cause infertility, an increased risk of miscarriage, increased PMS symptoms, depression, thyroid dysfunction, fibrocystic breasts, weight gain and irregular menstrual cycle. Oestrogen and progesterone needs to be available and peak at the right time during the cycle to enable the thickening of the uterus lining and maturing of the follicles in preparation for a healthy pregnancy. Maintaining the right female hormonal balance means taking time to address key factors including your diet and nutrition intake and good management of stress. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are natural ways you can help balance your hormones. If you are trying for a baby, then take the first step by attending our free information night on Tuesday 13th, October 2015. Reserve your seat today at : http://www.thenaturalpregnancyprogram.com/new-events/

For men, testosterone is the male hormone that helps men maintain their body mass, and strength, energy, sex drive, and bone density. Stress, poor nutrition and excess weight (especially stored fat around the waist), poor sleep, high blood sugar level will reduce a man’s testosterone level and as such will impact his strength, bone density and sex drive. Improving your daily nutrition intake, reducing body fat, reducing sugar intake, reducing your stress levels and increase exercise will help you to increase your testosterone level and make you feel strong again. In the mood for more, testosterone, that is, then try weight training. You will feel an immediate surge.

If you are interested in maintaining peak health and wellbeing, then book an appointment now. Call 0413 126 826 . Book now.