When we mention addictions, most people associate the word with alcohol, drugs and gambling. However, an addiction can involve any behaviour which is done in excess and results in a negative impact on one’s life. It’s also possible that one may have an addiction and not be aware of it. For example, some people can become[…..]

Improving General Wellbeing with a Natural Detox

With every breath, and within every cell of our body, the process of detoxification is happening. It is an essential cycle of transformation and clearance where our body takes substances (toxins) that, in excess, have the potential to be harmful, and eliminates them to render less harm. These toxins are part of our everyday life.[…..]

What You Need to Know About Endometriosis & Adenomyosis – Symptoms, Treatments & More

Endometriosis and adenomyosis are chronic gynaecological diseases affecting 11% and 20-35% of women respectively. Individuals with adenomyosis often have endometriosis, with features of the two conditions overlapping. Some women can be asymptomatic, as disease severity (the extent of endometrial lesions) does not correlate with the presence or severity of symptoms. This can make diagnosis challenging.[…..]

Are Digestive Issues Making You Irritable?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a fairly common condition that is characterised by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort associated with a change in bowel habits which cannot be explained by any functional or biochemical abnormality. You know how it is when you’ve tried the antacids, you’ve increased your fibre, you’ve had the colonoscopy and you’re[…..]

Could You Have a Thyroid Imbalance?

Are you struggling with your health, yet your doctor has advised that all of your tests look fine? Are you feeling fatigued and emotionally low? Are you suspecting that your thyroid might be a cause of poor health? Do you have a family history of thyroid issues? Do you find that you’re gaining weight with no obvious reason?[…..]

5 Tips for a Healthy Spine

Your spine is the backbone of your body, both literally and figuratively. Not only does it support you and keep you upright, but it also protects the delicate spinal cord. At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, we’re committed to helping our clients achieve optimal health, and that includes taking care of your spine. In this blog[…..]

Suspect You Might Have a Food Intolerance? Find Out with Food Intolerance Testing

If you were looking for a sign to get your gut health sorted and figure out the cause of your digestive issues, then here it is! It’s true what they say – the gut really is the centre of everything, and when your gut isn’t happy with you, it can affect various other systems in[…..]

8 Tips for Naturally Maintaining & Improving Men’s Health

Traditionally, men have ignored their health for longer than women. They were more likely to work through pain and feel as if they needed to just keep going. However, those days are gone, with more and more men wanting to feel good – really good. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s crucial for men to prioritise[…..]


Regulating Emotions, Immunity and Wellness Reflexology is a gentle and relaxing therapy that involves the application of pressure to areas on the feet, face and/or hands. The general theory behind reflexology is the areas receiving pressure correspond to organs and systems of the body. The pressure applied using reflexology techniques brings relaxation and healing to the corresponding[…..]

Preconcepotion Care

Trying for a baby has become increasingly difficult for many couples, and it is not only affecting women in their forties. Now that you have decided to start a family or try for number two or three, it may not be as easy or as quick as you thought. Irregular menstrual cycles, unexplained infertility, lack[…..]

What Can a Naturopath Do for You?

More and more Australians are turning to naturopathy every year, choosing to take a more balanced and proactive approach to their health. Naturopathy involves combining approaches in traditional healing and modern medicine in order to bring about health and harmony. The main benefit is that a naturopath in Melbourne combines the strengths of each approach[…..]

The Importance of Finding the Best Naturopath

If you’re considering naturopathy to help improve your overall wellbeing, it’s important to do thorough research to find the best naturopath in Melbourne. After all, they’ll be looking after your health and will be relied on for professional advice and treatment. Naturopathy involves combining approaches in both traditional healing and modern medicine to promote wellness.[…..]

Women’s Health and Naturopath Treatments

Naturopaths work closely with women in order to create individual health assessments and treatment plans that focus on rebalancing the body’s chemistry, with the aim to slow down or prevent the disease process before it occurs. A naturopath can also treat specific women’s health issues in order to balance the hormones and prevent disease. Key[…..]

How a Naturopath Can Help Your Overall Wellbeing

Naturopathy involves combining approaches in both traditional healing and modern medicine. The main benefit is that naturopaths combine the strengths of each form of medicine and use them to complement each other in the journey to wellness. Read on to find out four ways in which a naturopath in Melbourne’s CBD can help your overall[…..]

Preventing memory decline, and improving your memory By Erica Patrick ND

Most of us would love to improve our memory and stave off the possibility of developing serious memory decline as we age. One severe disease which effects our memory, known as Alzheimer’s disease, is the major cause of age-related cognitive decline. Currently, approximately 30 million people are affected globally, which is estimated to reach 160[…..]

GUA SHA – Simple and Effective!

You may never have heard of Gua Gha (aka scraping, spooning, or cao guo), but many in the East Asian community will know its results by sight. A kind of folk medicine, it can be described as “instrument-assisted press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface that intentionally creates transitory therapeutic petechiae representing extravasation[…..]

Healthy Eating And Fat Loss: Your New Year’s Resolution?

How was your festive season?  We really hope you had an enjoyable and somewhat indulgent time! Everything in moderation though and as the new year embarks upon us many of us think about our New Year’s resolutions, plans and goals for the year ahead. When looking at the New Year’s Resolution statistics for 2017, the[…..]

Protecting Your Fertility

In today’s modern lifestyles, we come in contact with many different chemicals and toxins. Whether it’s in what we breath, eat, drink, or touch, it’s impossible to avoid exposure to these (at times) harmful chemicals. EDCs (endocrine disrupting chemicals), are one particular group of chemicals (typically man-made) that have been found to cause negative effects[…..]

The Beauty of Natural Ageing

“Don’t regret growing old. It’s a privilege denied to many.” – Unknown When I first read this quote, it caused me to think seriously about my attitude to growing older. How do I feel about myself ageing? How can I make a difference? I decided to challenge my attitude. Rather than seeking out natural anti[…..]

Happiness and the Science Behind It

Happiness, it is sort after by many as one of the most important things in life.  At the International Congress on Natural Medicine this year we heard Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky speak about her numerous scientific studies into happiness.  Would you believe, being happy also has so many indirect benefits.  From 225 studies on the benefits[…..]

How to Get Relief from PMS with Natural PMS Treatment

Naturopathy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, ranging from digestive problems and fatigue through to stress related ailments and general fatigue and low energy. One of the most common conditions naturopathy is used to treat and alleviate the symptoms of is premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Premenstrual syndrome refers to the wide variety of[…..]

The Role of Naturopaths in Melbourne

You may have walked past a sign that reads ‘naturopath’ or ‘natural therapy in Melbourne’ and thought to yourself, what exactly does that mean? Based on the belief that the body has its own inherent ability to heal itself, naturopaths address health problems with a holistic approach and employ the use of a variety of[…..]

7 Vitamins & Minerals for a Healthy Pregnancy

It’s fairly common knowledge these days that taking folate can improve your chances of falling pregnant. But falling pregnant is just one part of the pregnancy puzzle, and there are many additional vitamins and minerals you can take to improve your chances of a happy, healthy pregnancy. Here are the seven vitamins and minerals that[…..]

Chiropractic Treatment for Seniors

An unfortunate consequence of getting older is that the body’s various functions gradually deteriorate and become harder to maintain, with spinal discs, muscles and ligaments becoming weaker and more prone to injury. Although many believe that chiropractic care can be unsafe for elderly patients, this is untrue. A professional and experienced chiropractic clinic in Melbourne[…..]

Get Your Happy Back

This year Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25 to 31, with the theme ‘Get Your Happy Back’.[…..]

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Improve Sleep

Everyone understands the importance of sleep. Without adequate sleep each night, people don’t function properly in their everyday lives. Concentration diminishes, stress is elevated, well-being suffers, and health can deteriorate. Although sufferers of insomnia and other sleep disorders can take medication to mitigate the condition, it’s highly recommended that people avoid these whenever possible. Medications[…..]

Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain

When you think about chiropractic treatments, the conditions you may typically associate them with are muscle soreness or some sort of physical discomfort. This is why most people turn to chiropractors in Melbourne when they have lower back pain – a common condition that is experienced by almost everyone at some point in their lives.[…..]

Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

The best thing you can do to protect yourself from colds and flu year-around is to focus on strengthening your immune system naturally.[…..]

How Emotions Can Be Affected By Chiro

Chiropractic clinics often use techniques to address issues pertaining to the nervous system, including lower back pain, joint pain, headaches, and fatigue. However, many are surprised to learn that stress-related issues such as general anxiety, phobias and self-sabotaging behaviours can also be treated with chiropractic methods. One specific technique is called the Neuro Emotional Technique[…..]

Fertility & Electro-smog

Fertility problems are increasing becoming an issue for many couples in Australia, and across the globe. Infertility affects both males and females, and the struggles often takes a hefty toll on relationships and the hip pocket. While infertility is often a complex issue, there is some alarming evidence that suggests excessive exposure to high electromagnetic radiation[…..]

Anxiety – The Link

A person can be affected by different types of anxiety such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Each of these disorders[…..]

Treatment Techniques Used by Chiropractors in Melbourne

In the human body, the nervous system is responsible for transmitting signals to and from different parts of the body. Maintaining proper spinal health and alignment is important for living a life free of debilitating pain and other health issues. Recognising the importance of the spine and the human body’s incredible ability to heal itself,[…..]

Sick of feeling bloated?

Why do we get bloated? Bloating can be caused by an imbalance of good and bad bacteria producing methane and hydrogen filling your gastrointestinal tract with gas. Its a sign[…..]

Preconception Care

Preconception Care – The responsible choice for your child’s future! Many expecting parents place great emphasis on preparing the nursery room for the arrival of their new baby. We desire our babies to be safe, surrounded by[…..]

Your First Consultation with a Chiropractor in Melbourne

For someone who has never been to see a chiropractor in Melbourne before, you may be unsure what to expect in your first consultation. Rest assured, our chiropractors near Carlton, Parkville and North Melbourne are professionals who are here to make your first visit a positive experience. Here’s what to expect in your first consultation.[…..]

Two Techniques Used by Chiropractors in Melbourne

There are many different routes in medicine, and chiropractic clinics in Melbourne are no different. Here, we practice both the Low Force Technique and the Thompson Technique, two alternative methods that have their own specific uses and advantages. The chiropractors at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic are trained in both techniques and can advise you on[…..]

How Chiropractic Clinics in Melbourne Can Improve Energy Levels

Some people make the mistake of thinking that a visit to the chiropractor is only good for a better posture and some relieved tension. Wrong. Good chiropractors, such as the ones at our chiropractic clinic in Melbourne, can help to provide a range of additional benefits, including increased energy levels. Your Body’s Vital Life Energy[…..]

Improve Your Posture with a Chiropractor in Melbourne

Your teacher was right; sit up straight! Unfortunately, with so many of us sitting at our desks and on couches at home for the majority of our waking lives, our posture and subsequently our health is deteriorating. Fortunately, our chiropractic clinic in Melbourne can help you win back in the fight against bad posture. But[…..]

Busting Myths about Chiropractors in Melbourne

In the world of health and wellness, it seems that everybody has an opinion on this particular treatment or that particular practice. While some of those opinions might be solid and informed, others are often founded on speculation and hearsay. Myths about these treatments become formed and, if enough people believe them, they become ‘truths’[…..]

S.A.D – Beat the Winter Blues!

Winter is well and truly upon us! Whilst we are all aware that we need to be careful to look after ourselves and make sure our immune system is working at its optimum, did you know winter is also an important time to nurture our nervous system and mood? It’s no surprise a lot of us[…..]

The Festive Season Essential Survival Guide

It’s all about balance! Summer is finally here and hopefully the warm weather will hang around and not just tease us with some gorgeous sunny days. With the warmer weather comes[…..]

Weight for Life!

Have you found it difficult to shed those extra kilos! Tried a million and one diets yet still rebound back to same weight.[…..]

Detoxing After the Silly Season – How to Guide

Is your liver struggling? Did you find yourself thinking this might be the last drink for a while after Xmas and the New year?[…..]

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