A little more about Affordable Healthcare

With the cost of healthcare on the seemingly endless rise, we decided to offer some services in addition to our private practice treatments that can be accessed by anyone.  We provide affordable cupping:

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What is Cupping?  What you might know about cupping: it leaves plunger type marks on your back and if your glamourous you might be able pull them off in public with style:images

What you might not know is that cupping can relive muscle pain, help with disc misalignment, increase blood circulation, help vent out colds and virus’, assist lymphatic flow, reduce fluid build-up, reduce cellulite and help to move Qi resulting in a balance mental health outlook.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion:

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How can sticking fine needles into random points into my body help?  Well for starters all acupuncture points were carefully researched some few thousands years ago in Eastern culture and many other modalities utilise the same energetic system that acupuncture follows such as Pranic healing, Reiki, Shiatsu, Chakra healing and to a lesser extent myotherapy, Kinesology, Lifeline technique and probably some newer modalities even I haven’t heard of!

The theory of energy is based from the concept of Yin and Yang where all things start and end.  Energy or Qi is a form of Yang and if you don’t have enough well you can top up with acupuncture to give vitality, if you have too much and your a little manic, well you can just sedate that Qi for mental balance, if your Qi is stuck and your grumpy, stuck or in pain well Acupuncture and can just get that Qi on the move again to restore your balance.

Blood is a form of Yin, if your Blood is deficient  than you might be light headed, twanging tight muscle, stressed, have a Vitamin B or Iron shortage or just be plain tired.

Regular Acupuncture can help create inner balance and help you shine out with vitality.

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And Chinese Herbal Medicine:

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Which you probably think of as bark, flowers and leaves which can be boiled up into a medicinal tea.  We use this method when the you have the time to soak,boil and drink as it is the strongest and most effective way to use Chinese herbal medicine.  But for those who are a little time poor we have a range of pills to slam down fast, which might not be as impressive, but very effective for the peeps on the go go go!

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Session Times:

Wednesday 2-6pm

Saturday 9-Noon

Location:

Rear 15 Mooltan Ave, St Kilda East, 3183.

Affordable Investment:

$20 Herbal Consultation for Raw Herbs

$30 Acupuncture (may include moxibustion and/or Chinese Medicine herbal recommendations)

$30 Cupping

$50 Acupuncture & Cupping

$8 per bag for Raw Herbal Medicine

$15 – $45 Chinese Medicine Herbal Pills

Bookings:

0417 573 316  Jemima  (Call or Message for Affordable and Private Consultations)

 

Tantalise your morning Tastebuds

Our amazing Nutritionist EMMA PARK has inspired me with another delis recipe, I know this will also tantalise your taste buds and you will be making a bee line to the kitchen to whip up this alternative to the breakfast norm!  A great way to start the day.

CHIA Pudding

3 Tablespoons of Organic Chia Seeds

3/4 Tin of Coconut Milk

1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a container (with a lid), with love, making sure there aren’t any chia lumps left.  For the sweet tooth add some honey or maple syrup to taste.  Leave overnight in the Fridge.

Grain-free granola

1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup mixed seeds 1/2 cup cranberries 1/2 cup buckwheat 1 cup coconut flakes 1 tsp vanilla powder 1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp raw honey
2 tblsp coconut oil
1 tsp Himylayan salt

Add all dry ingredients to a blender and pulse a couple of times, transfer to a bowl & add honey and coconut oil & mix well (hands work best!).

Spread on baking tray and toast for 30-40 mins at 120 degrees, stir around every 10-15mins. Ready when it starts to brown. It will crunch up as it cools. Store in an airtight container… Use as a topping for your Chia Pudding, yoghurt or smoothies… So YUM xx

Fermenting Foods

On the weekend we held our first official Fermented Foods Workshop, Hooray!  At RISE Wellness we are passionate about expanding your education and exploration into all things wellness.  We are also about making wellness affordable, by providing these workshops we set up participants with fermenting starter kits so each person can start fermenting at home and save the $$.  I have been making my own coconut yogurt, gut healthy smoothies with milk kefir, healing fermented veggies and throwing the love into the slightly icky SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) for some delicious homemade Kombucha.

On our extended Fermenting day we also salivated and rewarded our taste buds with a healthy and gut healing lunch.  I wanted to share some of the lunch recipes with you, so here they are…..

 

Winter Nourishing Pumpkin Soup.

With the base of a chicken bone broth this soup is blood nourishing and gut healing.  The choice of the pumpkin aids to heal the digestion, coupled with warming spices such as turmeric, paprika, cumin and cinnamon your bodies circulation is activated, warmed and nourished to increase your blood, qi and yang!

See previous posts to prepare your Chicken Bone Broth to use as you base.

Chicken Bone Broth

1/2 Butternut Pumpkin

1/2 Jap Pumpkin

Spices: Salt, Paprika, Cumin & Cinnamon

Ayam Coconut milk or cream or any other brands that doesn’t contain preservatives

Use 1/2 butternut and 1/2 Jap pumpkin, cut off the skin and cube.  Place on a baking tray with 3 large dollops of coconut oil, healthy spreading of salt, paprika, cumin & cinnamon, place in a moderate oven (180) for 10 mins, then head back to the oven take out your tray and use the now melted coconut oil to cover your pumpkin and help spread your spices evenly. Give your pumpkin another swish around 1/2 way through the cooking.  Once your pumpkin is soft pull it out and add it to your soup with a can of coconut milk or yogurt for some good fats, blitz it up, add salt to taste and it’s ready to enjoy!

Tips: if your soup is thin add some extra coconut cream.  Be sure to liberally use your spices on your roasted pumpkin to gain the flavour you need in your soup.

 

Chunky Beetroot Dip

Beetroot is the perfect Winter food, great for nourishing our Kidney energy, coupled with garlic and onion some tasty  pre biotic and immune boosting vegetables this simple dip helps your immune system, digestive system and nourishes your Kidneys.

4 Beetroots

1 onion (just 1/2 don’t peel)

5 garlic (don’t peel)

Coconut Oil

Spices: Tumeric, Paprika, Cinnamon, Salt

1 cup Coconut water

Activated Cashew nuts

Cube your beetroot with peel on and place in an oven tray with your onion (halved) and unpeeled garlic with coconut oil – 3 large teaspoons and Spices pop in the oven, when oil has melted mix the spices throughly through the beetroot.  Take out of the oven when beetroot is soft.  Peel off the skin of the onion and pop out the garlic from its shell and mix with the cooked beetroot.

Place all ingredients in the blender with activated Cashew nuts, coconut water and another dollop of coconut oil then blend up and enjoy!

Seed Biscuits

Well we need something to spread our dip on!

¾ Cup Linseeds + ¼ cup chia seeds – soaked overnight

1 cup mixed seeds – pepitas, sunflower, sesame (black and/or white) – soaked overnight (in separate bowl)

1 cup almond meal

Drain mixed seeds & add to soaked linseed & chia (no need to drain – should be jelly consistency) and Almond meal. Put half mixture in blender and blend to smooth consistency. Add back to other half of mixture and combine well. Add salt, pepper, spices etc to taste. Spread to approx. 0.5cm thick on baking paper and cook in low oven (100-120 degrees) until crisp. 30-60 mins, depending on oven & thickness, turn over after 30 mins if still soft. Can cut into shape halfway through cooking or break up at end of cooking.

 

‘All In’ Winter Curry

This mild curry can be enjoyed by children and adults, and is very versatile as any of the vegetable can be substituted, best to keep in the sweet potato though as it is a slow release so long energy vegetable and also heals the digestive system.  To soak up the luscious sauce you can use a base of rice (white or brown) or on our Fermenting day we used Quinoa.  When using Rice – wash your rice and soak (if you can) from 2hrs or overnight before cooking up.  When using Quinoa wash off all the saponins  (the quinoa will soap up) then soak overnight before cooking up.

1 tablespoon Coconut oil

1 onion finely chopped

3 minced garlic cloves

1 knob of ginger

400ml Coconut Milk

3 Tablespoons of Tomato paste

2 Sweet potato’s

1 diced Zucchini

Handful of Mushrooms

1/2 Juice of Lemon or Lime

Salt & Peper

1/2 Dozen Curry Leaves

1 Tsp Caraway seeds

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Bunch Coriander leaves

Saute spices with onion, garlic and ginger in a pan until all flavours have mixed.  Steam veggies then add veggies with tomato paste, coconut milk to spices mix all together and serve topped with Coriander leaves.  Easy & Yum.

 

Happy Munching!