I hope you enjoy it!
Hello everyone, this a blog about Autumn and Infectious Diseases, in the view of Chinese medicine. It talks about the relationship between weather factors and how we can get sick, and it also includes some recommendations that you can apply to keep you well during this Autumn period.
I hope you enjoy it!
I would like to invite you to come and visit us at Merge Health. The clinic has been growing consistently and we have a whole different range of services, including those of chronic and complex health issues; our continuous CFS and chronic infectious integrative treatments; pain and sports medicine support; as well as general wellbeing, skin and fitness services; diagnostics support; and a great team ready to help you with any wellness and health needs for you and your family.
If you would like more info, you can contact the clinic at 03 9889 8000, or visit us at www.mergehealth.com.au
We look forward to meet you in the future!
Dear patients and friends,
I am very please to let you know that now I am part of the great Tailor Made Health Integrative Medicine Centre!
This move follows the unfortunate news that Vitality Hub has closed down as the building will be demolished. In here, I will be providing the same service with CFS, chronic infections and complex unresponsive problems. In addition, I will be including skin and cosmetic services as part of our new clinical model.
If you would like to contact me or to make a booking, you can do so through the contact section in my website; or you can call Tailor Made Health directly at: 03 9079 1979.
Please come visit, its a great place!
Hello everyone and happy new year to you all!
May this year brings to you all new great opportunities and good health! This is a time to start fresh and transform our hopes and dreams into realities. I really wish you all the best throughout this new 2017.
With this in mind, I want to announce to you all that I am now part of the Merge Health team at Surrey Hills! This is great place full of outstanding health professionals and great reception staff. Here I will continue to focus on CFS, Tick-Borne diseases, gut health, mental health issues, women's health issues, and general wellbeing
If you would like to make an appointment, please visit the Merge Health website at www.mergehealth.com.au
Alternatively, you can contact me through here www.oscarmoreno.com.au/contact.html and I will arrange an appoinment for you.
I have been asked in the past how to prevent TYick-Borne diseases contraction, which can include Lyme disease. Appropriate guidelines include instruction on how to repel ticks and prevent tick bites, and how to dislodged ticks once a bite has occurred.
These two links on prevention refer to the Australian Lyme Disease Association and the Centre for Disease Control in the USA.
This video from the Tick Encounter Resource Centre shows how to remove ticks properly with tweezers.
Image Credit: John Tann from Flickr
Dear friends and patients,
I would like to let you know that from the beginning of January I will be changing the location of my practice to the new Vitality Hub clinic at Malvern.
The address is as follows:
667 Dandenong Road,
Ph. 03 8199 8001
New available dates:
Monday and Thursday from 10 am till 5pm
Saturday from 9am till 2pm
This means that I will no longer be available at the Prahran Vitality Hub clinic or at Zen5 Highpoint.
The clinic is very nice and has a lot of space, including a fish pond outside the consultation room!. As usual the staff are very friendly and very professional and there is car park available outside the clinic.
This guide will show you how to achieve a meditative state in 3 steps.
Meditation can help us relax the mind and achieve better mental focus. It can be practiced by anyone and it can be done anytime, whether as a regular practice for wellbeing or to help us prepare for stressing moments such as a work meeting or a stressful busy day.
Meditation is a way to learn how to make our mind still and calm by focusing our attention in a single point with the aim to stop our constant chatting thoughts for a short period.
Although meditation can be quite an abstract subject to explain in a few words, it can be simply summarized as being a mental exercise on focus and concentration; and although it might come across as a mystical practice, in reality it is quite simple and down to earth.
I recommend you to practice it on daily basis to achieve its full potential and to get a hang of it. This is particularly important during the beginning as it might take some time to learn deep relaxation.
During the beginning of your practice start in a quiet setting free of distractions. After some time you should be able to repeat this exercise wherever you want to. You can keep your eyes closed or open. Also, make sure that the tip of your tongue is in contact with the roof of your mouth.
Step 1: Sit down with your back up right and ensure that you are comfortable.
You can sit with your legs crossed or in a chair. You can also place a couple of pillows behind your back or rest your back against a wall. Ensure that you are comfortable and remember to keep your back upright.
Step 2: Take slow deep breaths and relax your body down from head to toes.
Proper relaxation is the key to deep meditation. Focus your breathing on areas of tension during your breathing in and release this tension during your breathing out, gradually working your way down. Take your time and remember that you will keep getting better at this as you progress with time.
Step 3: Focus on your breath coming in and out of your nose.
Focus is the key. Aim at keeping your attention on your nose at all times and observe the breath going in and out, that’s all!
You will notice at this point that your attention will try to go back into your thoughts. When this happens, disengage your attention from your thoughts and bring it back to your nose. The trick here is not to place attention on your thoughts.
Remember that practice is essential. Be consistent and try to meditate on daily basis until you learn how to do it properly. Aim for periods of 10 minutes at the beginning and gradually work your way up for as long as you want. My personal recommendation is to aim for 30 minutes to 1 hour every day.
Finally, I recommend reading Mindfulness in Plain English by Venerable Banthe Henepola Gunaratana as it answers in a simple manner the questions that can arise during your practice and gives you a clear idea of what meditation is.
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This is a great BBC documentary about the practice of acupuncture and the experience of a scientist while documenting on what it could be used for and how could it possibly work.
This is a great holistic view of exercise that follows quite a similar approach to the eastern mind and body connection perspective. I hope you enjoy it.
Practical health and wellness tips from a holistic, integrative Chinese medicine perspective.