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Lyme Disease: Natural Support for your Immune System, Symptoms & General Health

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Is Lyme Disease here in Australia?

Absolutely.  Over the past few years we’ve seen clients who have travelled to the U.S. to be diagnosed since it’s so challenging to find a diagnosis here in Australia.  About 5 years ago we started looking into the treatments within natural therapies to help to get Lyme Disease to a manageable state in the body (for some people it becomes a chronic, incurable conditions that takes years to reverse) creating chronic pain, sensitivities, fatigue and inability to function.

Symptoms of Lyme Disease

One of the major problems with Lyme disease is that it often looks like so many other conditions, and seemingly unrelated symptoms in the body. Obviously these symptoms could range from things like depression (therefore treated incorrectly with anti-depressants) to fatigue (and be treated with B Vitamins).  Neither of these treatments will hurt, but nor will they get to the root cause of the problems.  There are several types of Lyme Disease known to exist in Australia.  We use a combination of therapies to help the body start ‘recognising’ these infections, rather than allowing them to live happily in our bodies.

Core symptoms

  • Can’t think clearly (‘brain fog’)
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Swollen Glands – particularly neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw and neck pain around the throat
  • Chest wall pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic cough
  • Muscle pains
  • Muscle spasms – usually with twitching
  • Muscle cramps
  • Eye pain – particularly with movement and usually behind or above the eyes
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Sensitivity to loud noise
  • Smell and taste changes
  • Intermittent facial muscle weakness and muscle twitching
  • Headache
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Alcohol sensitivity

Common symptoms

  • Fevers – at night
  • Abdominal pain
  • Period pain, irregularity – unexplained
  • Rapid beating of the heart or irregularity
  • Pins and needles feeling
  • Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
  • Visual difficulties
  • Slurring of the speech, wrong words, or mispronunciation
  • Word block

Less common symptoms

  • Tinnitus – ringing in the ears
  • Vertigo, a tumbling form of dizziness
  • Dizziness or spinning
  • Motion sickness
  • Imbalance
  • Gait disturbance
  • Fevers – in daytime
  • Air hunger
  • Head congestion
  • Arthritis or joint pains (not muscle pain)
  • Dental pain
  • Genital pain
  • Bladder irritability dysfunction
  • Bowel irritability dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Menstrual disturbances
  • Pelvic pain or cramps
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

More general symptoms

  • Fainting or near faint
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty with concentration, reading
  • Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
  • Memory loss
  • Forgetfulness, poor short term memory, poor attention
  • Mood changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Depression
  • Early morning waking
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

There may be help for you!  Call us on 3348 6098 and book to see one of our professional staff today.

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies

New Leaf now provides Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage – read on!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) available at New Leaf Natural Therapies

What is Chi Nei Tsang?

Energetically – who knows the cause of sickness?  Where does internal pain, issues with our major organs such as the liver and kidneys, the stomach, small intestines, large intestines come from?  Naturopathically, it has always been taught that step one for any long-term health problem has been to cleanse the body’s filters – the digestive tract, the liver, the immune system/lymphatic systems and the kidneys.  Congestion in any of these areas can cause poor energy, poor circulation and poor detoxification of any of these systems.

In Chinese medicine it has always been taught that blocked energy starts this toxicity building up – Chi Nei Tsang helps with both – it starts to move the inflammation, the toxicity and the energy blockages that are stopping blood, lymphatic flow and nutrient absorption throughout our major organs.

Have you ever felt ‘knots’ in your stomach, tightness under the ribs, described this to your therapist who simply prescribed antacids or digestive enzymes?  These is so much more to health than that…and the last thing you want is to suppress symptoms which may come back to haunt you down the track.

Our Foundations of Health programme is a nine month detoxification process which starts the body healing as our filters start to clear.  It is a long process (quick and dirty detoxes rarely make lasting change) to health for some people.

I found this fabulous description on Chi Nei Tsang from in the U.S. and it describes energy and the abdomen and how it relates to our health, our wellbeing, our stressors, our operations and medications…

“The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.

Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves. They discovered the internal organs connect with the Five Forces of the Universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.

When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies that can overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness. Always in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress. (Fig. 1) If the negative emotions can’t find an outlet, they fester in the organs or move into the abdomen, the body’s “garbage dump.” The abdomen can process some emotional garbage, but more often it can’t keep up with the flow. The energetic center of the body located at the navel becomes congested and cut off from the rest of the body.

Fig. 1 Negative energy cycle leads to knots and tangles in the abdomen.

B. Chi Nei Tsang: A Method to Clear Blocked Energy

Chi, the life-force energy, moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen which acts as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month, or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. ‘These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation.

The ancient Taoists realized that negative emotions cause serious damage to one’s health, impairing both physical and spiritual functions. They understood that each human emotion is an expression of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy behind many physical ailments. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in one’s stomach indicated the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen.
The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat or heat deficiencies-that cause the organs to dysfunction. (Fig. 2)


Fig. 2 Ancient Taoists massaged their abdomens and organs to stay healthy.
C. Chi Nei Tsang: A Complement to other Disciplines”

Makes a little sense doesn’t it?

We complement Chi Nei Tsang with all of the other services we provide in our clinic, in Wynnum Brisbane.

We know that Chi Nei Tsang is very energizing, strengthening, and detoxifying the internal organ systems of our body.  It supports the removal of negative influences and is fantastic for intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, scarring, headaces, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, impotence and many other issues.

Imagine avoiding intestinal surgery through an incredibly systematic and thorough treatment process.

For bookings, phone 3348 6098 and chat to Linda, Annette or Gabby to discuss pricing options.

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Friday, December 18th, 2009

We really hit an interesting discussion this week on 4BC (1116) & BayFM (100.3) when we started discussing natural pain options, and we started talking about how long anesthetics stay in our bodies.  We had several callers who have never recovered since having anesthetics for one problem or another.

We use Frequency Specific Microcurrent and clinical nutrition in order to remove anesthetics from the body.  It can take several sessions and months (or years for some very toxic people) of supplements to remove anesthetics from the body.

Side-effects of anesthetics include liver and gut dysfunction; exhaustion; muscle aches and pains; numbness and neuropathies; headaches and lots more.  If you feel that you may fit into this category, give us a call and we’ll talk to you about how we go about removing these substances from your body!