Posts Tagged ‘rheumatoid arthritis’

Pain and Inflammation Treatments/Testing at New Leaf Natural Therapies

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Are you sick and tired of feeling aches and pains, with no particular hope for a better future?  No wonder depression and anxiety are linked with chronic pain conditions.  Did you know that natural therapies are situated to support your condition – whatever it is – and help you on the road to healing?

1.  Our naturopaths can talk through your medical tests, perform new testing processes (looking at your blood; OligoScan heavy metal and mineral levels; VLA BioImpedance Screenings; Insulin Resistance and Cholesterol checks) and help you find the underlying causes of your pain.

2.  Our kinesiology processes help to rebalance your pain an inflammation pathways in the body – helping your immune system to function better, remove toxins more easily and help you to heal faster.

3.  Our remedial massage and reflexologists have techniques which help to realign the body, reduce pain and inflammation in localised areas of the body, realign hips, necks, shoulders etc

4.  Our naturopathic supplements are proven to reduce pain and inflammation without side-effects.

5.  Microcurrent technology can be used to reduce pain and inflammation in joints, spine, neck, feet etc.

6.  Energetic and De-stressing techniques – such as pranic healings; kinesiology, reflexology, remedial massage, microcurrent technology – all can support re-booting your stress systems to function more effectively under stress.

Ask how we can help you!

Madonna Guy ND and Georgia Kilpatrick
Annette Cummins & Lynn Dale on reception
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098

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Remedial massage at New Leaf Natural Therapies!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

 

Looking for a great remedial massage clinic?   Our bright, bubbly, caring new pracci will support you in getting well – with her amazing skills of remedial massage.  We have experience is supporting you deal with:

  • neck pain, jaw pain
  • spinal cord and disc pain
  • shoulders and hips
  • lymphatic congestion – swelling and inflammation
  • for headaches, migraines, chronic head, neck, jaw pain
  • arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • abdominal massage – for pain and inflammation in your digestive organs, reproductive organs and hip flexors
  • fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • hip realignment
  • feet, ankle, leg aches and pains

Our Remedial Massage payment plan is from only $80.50 / month (saves 30%) and if you’re on a payment plan you also save 10-30% on all other treatments and testing processes at New Leaf.

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098

Pain – Neuroplasticity and Sports Injuries

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Have you heard of the term neuroplasticity and wondered what it means? No, our brains are not made of plastic. However, it does refer to the neural pathways in our brains can be as malleable as plastic allowing our brain to adapt to different circumstances. This means that each signal that enters our brain follows a particular pathway. This pathway can be altered by a change in behaviour.

Recently there has been several case studies to confirm the suggestion that chronic pain is not so much a true indication of current pain but that neural pathways have been developed in the brain to re-affirm the original pain that was experienced. Therefore, the pain which we perceive as chronic pain is not a true indication of anatomical pain but a memory of past pain experienced. Neuroplasticity suggests that neural pathway that has developed can be altered via different input.

There have been several cases which have successfully abated their chronic pain to minimal or none ultimately changing their lives. This has been achieved via activating the neural pathway pattern and flooding the brain with another sensory input. This in turn allows an alternative neural pathway to develop. Each time the new neural pathway is reinforced allows for the new pathway to develop and the old pathway (of pain) decreases in strength and slowly dissipates. Literally turning the old statement of if you don’t use it you lose it to an advantage!

Alternate sensory input may be light or sound. That is, by flooding the neural pathway with another direction to go in each time chronic pain is experienced stimulates new neurons to develop. If this new neuron pathway is reinforced regularly throughout the day the experience of pain has been reported to significantly reduce over a 6 week period.

Chronic pain is usually associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other degenerative conditions. However, chronic pain is actually classified after 3 months of experiencing pain in the same region consistently. Therefore this includes sports injuries which are often exacerbated by repetitive movements or sitting stationary for long periods of time (often work related). When this starts to happen reactive muscles can be a factor.

Reactive muscles is the concept of when one muscle is switched on it essentially bullies other muscles that switch off i.e. muscles are reactive towards one another as opposed to firing when appropriate. Reactive muscles can create dysfunctional movement patterns when the body moves. When this is done repetitively it can be reinforced and put strain on muscles which can lead to events causing injury. Upon injury acute inflammation and pain is experienced which is the body’s warning system to rest that area. However, when the acute inflammation dies down is a crucial stage to change the reactive pattern of muscles before the neuronal network of ‘pain’ is laid down and reinforced altering the way the body moves. This pattern can start to reinforce itself in a negative way.

By switching off the reactive muscles allows for any neuronal networks for ‘pain’ to not be reinforced thus reducing the experience of pain. This can be done by kinesiology. Essentially kinesiology identifies and activates a negative neuronal pathway, floods it with a positive stimulus allowing a new neuronal pathway to form i.e. neuroplasticity.

Testimonials from clients…

Friday, November 16th, 2012

I am 54 years old and have been a carer for my wife for the last 13 years, but over the last few years my health has suffered. I suffer from Osteoarthritis and had an operation last year to put a plate in my right knee to straighten my leg. Also since May this year I have had a frozen left shoulder.

 

Since I started taking StemEnhance 4 weeks ago my life has changed. My left shoulder has started to loosen up and I am now able to use my left arm. I am now able to walk distances with no trouble at all and I can climb stairs comfortably which I have not been able to do for years. But the biggest improvement is my energy level, I feel like I can keep going all day long. The more I do, the more I want to do.

 

Also as an extra bonus, my grey hair is getting darker in colour and I am growing some hair on my bald spots. I am feeling younger and I recommend the use of StemEnhance to everyone who would like improved health and a better quality of life.

 

Denis.

Remedial Massage – bonus for new clients in the Bayside area: Wynnum, Manly, Lota, Hemmant, Carindale, Carina, Capalaba…

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Remedial Massages (with our Musculo-Skeletal Therapists) currently discounted at New Leaf Natural Therapies, Wynnum:  save 30-50% off your initial massages!

Our remedial massage therapists are all multi-skilled therapists…  Katherine Lynn has completed a degree in MST and is a kinesiology trainer, this means exceptional treatments for you…  Doug Newitt is a Remedial Massage Therapist along with being a Lester Cox technique and Naturopath.  Norm Todkill is a Remedial Massage Therapist and Kinesiologist.  These practitioners can help with:

  • fibromyalgia or muscle aches and pains
  • arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint aches and pains
  • neck, back and shoulder problems
  • foot, leg and ankle pain
  • hip and knee alignments
  • cranial issues, headaches and migraines.

Call us on 3348 6098 and ask about our current specials with Katherine, Doug and Norm.  Available Monday to Saturday

Remedial Massage in Wynnum, Brisbane. Benefits of Regular Remedial Massage

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Current Bonus:  30% off your initial massage – mention this website!!  Our beautiful natural therapies clinic in Wynnum, Brisbane, has a fantastic remedial massage team.  We also have Reiki sessions available with Gabby Graham.

Remedial Massage is very different today than it was 30 years ago.  Today is becoming more and more recognised as a way of repairing muscles and tendons:  these can be damaged through many problems in daily life – the product of overuse, trauma or bad posture.

Remedial massage involves a number of applied techniques involving deep pressure, trigger points released and longitudinal strokes on shortened and tight muscles to allow proper function and restore muscle strength.

Remedial Massage Technique: It uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint are deeply penetrated. Passive stretching moves are also used.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

Key benefits of Remedial Massage include: the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, Whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.

Ring and ask about our specials – we often have great bonuses available for first time clients!

Madonna Guy, Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Remedial Massage Loyalty Programme: Wynnum Natural Therapies Clinic, Brisbane, Australia

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Are you looking for a natural therapies clinic who has a Remedial Massage Loyalty Programme? Well, we’ve never seen one which is as good as ours!  Our well-trained therapists Katherine Lynn & Nathan Leach have training in many areas such as:

  • remedial massage
  • sports massage
  • deep tissue massage
  • hot stone massage
  • reflexology
  • lymphatic drainage
  • pregnancy massage
  • cupping techniques
  • massage for pure relaxation
  • natural facials
  • structural alignment and balancing

The benefits of massage in our clinic are:

  • fully enclosed, private rooms
  • 100% organic towelling (warm, safe, healthy, non-toxic)
  • supplements available for muscle pain, stress, cramps, injury repair
  • naturopaths and kinesiologists available for complete health care
  • full reception team – your therapist has the full-allotted time for your appointment
  • fully qualified, experienced therapists
  • all towels are cleaned after EVERY client
  • pure water available before and after your massage

Our therapists are currently available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Our massage loyalty bonuses are as follows:

  • book within 1 week and save 30% off recommended retail price
  • book within 2 weeks and save 20% off RRP
  • book within 3-4 weeks and save 10% off RRP
  • health fund rebates available

OR pay for a remedial massage monthly (for 9 months) and ALWAYS receive 30% off your massages!!!

For those on our monthly payment plan, there are additional bonuses such as discounts off infrared saunas, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER BONUS!!

Book this month and save 30% off your initial massage with BOTH Nathan & Katherine!

Talk to Gabby or Helen about these savings!

Madonna Guy
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Chief Clinician/Owner
Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Stem Enhance & Natural Cellular Defence for Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinsons Disease

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Is your life, or the life of a loved one, hampered by chronic auto-immune conditions?

At New Leaf Natural Therapies we have had great success with auto-immune diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.  Hope truly is out there if you have these, or other auto-immune disorders such as fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, hashimotos & Graves Disease and much more.  Our practitioners and team have a combined 60 years experience within the natural therapies industry, and plenty of experience with auto-immune diseases.

Interestingly, the experience our practitioners and I have had as newer, stronger and more effective supplementation is much available, has been even better.  We utilise detoxification products (auto-immune conditions are heavily linked with heavy metal toxicity) and products which increase the production of stem cells, products which balance the immune system (as auto-immunity is like having an ADHD immune system – overworking to attack specific cells in the body).

We provide the following tests for people with chronic auto-immune disease:

  1. live blood analysis: looking at immunity, anti-oxidant levels, invisible toxicity, sluggish or overactive immunity, essential fatty acid levels and more;
  2. acidity levels – the more acidic the body is the more risk of chronic disease, the more minerals are ‘pulled’ from the bones, nerves, muscles and brain;
  3. reasons for auto-immunity – gut issues such as leaky gut, helicobacter, candida, celiac disease, insulin resistance.  All of these conditions increase inflammation and toxicity levels in the gut, and the gut is home to over 70% of the immune system;
  4. BMI, fat mass & muscle mass readings with Cellular Analysis: if the BMI (body mass index) is over 30 then inflammation continues unabated in the body regardless of the amount of anti-inflammatories (natural or drug) are being taken, so working on the BMI is imperative.

So the treatment involves working on inflammation and acidity, the immune system, weight issues, toxicity levels, gut and liver health. Wow, can it be done???  It sure can, ask about our payment plans for saving you money on our programmes today!

Madonna Guy
New Leaf  Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane

Remedial Massage Notes… from Reenee-Jee & Carole

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Remedial Massage notes from the desk of New Leaf…

Massage therapy is an art.  It’s a skill and it needs to be a passion.  Good remedial massage therapists meet a client and create a plan of attack in order to solve a physical problem; frozen shoulder; knee issues; back or neck or shoulder pain – whatever the problem, it needs skilled hands to sort it out.

Clients often come in thinking that an issue will be sorted out in one session.  Then it comes down to what has caused the problem in the first place as to how long it takes to fix.

What causes chronic pain?

  • muscles being too acidic (therefore you probably need a high quality magnesium such as fibroplex powder) from lactic acid;
  • muscles being too dehydrated (most Aussies don’t drink enough water!)  Coffee, tea, soft drinks, white sugar and flour products all dehydrate our bodies;
  • structural problems: sitting badly, sleeping badly, exercising badly, not stretching, not being able to relax, nutritional deficiencies…
  • immune activation within muscles such as fibromyalgia (the immune system attacks the muscle fibres); auto-immunity in problems such as Rheumatoid Arthritis

These reasons give us an idea why 1 massage isn’t always the only answer.  Our therapists will put together a plan of attack so that you can start healing from the inside out.  If there’s more of a health picture that needs naturopathic attention, you will be referred to Madonna Guy ND or Georgia Kilpatrick ND.

Yours in health
New Leaf Natural Therapies.

Pain Seminar: Key Highlights…by Madonna Guy ND

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Key highlights of November’s Pain Seminar at New Leaf Natural Therapies were interesting…  Attendees were from different walks of life, with varying levels of pain and inflammatory conditions: gut pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, exhaustion, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, insomnia, depression…

When you put it all together pain, regardless of the type, comes from the same causes which were discussed:

  1. chronic nutritional deficiences such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and B vitamins
  2. inflammation
  3. acidity
  4. toxicity
  5. structural imbalances and
  6. stress… leading to the fight and flight response

Our tests can measure these problems and then our naturopathic processes can start to reverse these problems in the body.

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician