Helpful articles on medical services, holistic health & more
When taking a holistic approach to your health, many treatments are available. For this reason, knowing where to start can be quite a challenge! The right treatments for you will depend on several variables, a key one being the conditions or concerns you want to address. You might come across two popular treatments, red light therapy and infrared therapy – here’s everything you need to know about both these treatments.
No doubt you’ve heard of “antihistamines” – those medications that help us battle our allergies – but did you know histamines can have a big role to play in our health? Read on to learn more about histamine intolerance and how a dietary adjustment might make all the difference. Table of Contents Histamines and their functions Histamines have many functions. We know them for their role in controlling our allergic
Before we talk about endocrine-disrupting chemicals, it’s important to understand the basics of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is commonly known as the hormone system. It is responsible for controlling the way your body grows and produces energy and plays a major role in reproductive health. Think about hormones as the body’s messengers. If one part of the body needs to communicate with another, it will use hormones to
Not being able to sleep properly or having a bad night’s sleep is something that we’ve all experienced a few times in our lives. Whether you had too much on your mind or just too much energy, the impacts of a poor night’s sleep are certainly felt the next day. Some of us are even less lucky and consistently struggle to get a good night’s sleep. This may leave some
Finding the perfect healthy snack can be difficult for someone with diabetes. Here we have compiled a list of healthy snacks that you can eat based on the type of diabetes that you have. In our list, we explain the physical health benefits that you can expect from snacking on these healthy foods regularly. Table of Contents The best snacks for Type 1 Diabetes Snacks are important for Type 1
Every human feels sad or anxious at different points in their life, but living with an anxiety disorder is much different. For someone with an anxiety disorder, heightened levels of anxiety are experienced on a constant basis, ranging from mild anxiety all the way up to regular panic attacks or being unable to function in daily life. For many people, these anxiety disorders can be prevailing and a real barrier
Chronic allergies can be debilitating to those that suffer from them. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a chronic allergy yourself or wish to understand more about the chronic allergy of another person, in this article, we explain what chronic allergies are, the different kinds of allergies, and how the symptoms of allergies can be alleviated. Read on to find out more. Table of Contents What are allergies? In order
Mental disorders are very common in our society. The conditions could vary from depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, autism, mood disorders, schizophrenia and more. In pure conventional medicine, we normally diagnose these conditions using symptom clusters, and ruling out nutritional deficiencies, hormone problems etc. When a person meets the criteria for symptom clusters mentioned in DSM-5 or the updated version of that manual, diagnosis of a mental disorder will be made.
Everyone gets anxious sometimes – and it’s a good thing. Focused worrying and physical tension are hardwired survival instincts from our caveman days. It becomes a problem, however, if you’re feeling anxious all the time. Constant anxiety has a serious impact on our physical and mental health, affecting our work, study and relationships. Anxiety occurs when the chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters are not in the proper proportions due
Diabetes is a life-altering diagnosis and needs to be managed effectively to ensure your health and wellbeing. In this guide, we run through everything you need to know about diabetes, its types, causes, symptoms and treatment options. Table of Contents What is diabetes? Diabetes is a long-lasting disease that impacts the way your body converts food molecules into energy. Most of the food you eat gets broken down into glucose
In some holistic treatments, specifically for chronic pain affecting the musculoskeletal system, a special type of injection therapy is used known as prolotherapy. This is short for proliferation therapy, but it has many other names, such as sclerotherapy, nonsurgical ligament reconstruction, and regenerative injection therapy. Not many people fully understand this practice, but it could be what helps your back pain return to normality after months of aches, so here
The Covid-19 vaccine has arrived and is in full swing of being administered with the first rollout happening and phase 1b now underway. You’re not alone with questions on when to get the vaccine and how, so here are some answers to prepare for your vaccine. Table of Contents Who can be vaccinated? The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised the Australian Government on which groups should be prioritised
Holistic medicine is an approach to healing that considers the whole person; not just the body, but also the mind, spirit, and emotions. It seeks to find a balance in the body’s physical and emotional state that will optimise health and wellness. Some people believe that the word holistic should really be spelt ‘wholistic’, meaning that the doctor has information about a patient’s whole life situation. Holistic medicine uses all
The number of people using medical cannabis is on the rise, with more than 6,000 patients approved for treatment under the Special Access Scheme (SAS) in September 2020 alone. As medical cannabis becomes more mainstream in medicine across Australia, many find themselves questioning ‘is it legal?’ and ‘what is it used for?’. In this article, we’re going to explore everything you need to know about medical cannabis, and how you
When you visit a medical centre, it’s nice to know what to expect when it comes to how much you’ll pay and how much your insurance will pay. You may have been bulk billed before. In general, if you visit the doctor and aren’t charged, chances are you were bulk billed. If you visit the doctor often or are just curious, it’s nice to know how bulk billing works so
The COVID-19 pandemic can make going to medical centres in Rockhampton a nerve-wracking prospect. However, it’s important to stay on top of good healthcare at this time – probably more than ever. At Wandal Medical Centre we are providing many services during the pandemic, including telehealth appointments that mean you don’t have to visit the clinic in person. However, if an in-office visit is necessary, you can use these tips
Wandal Medical Centre Rockhampton is open Monday to Friday with after-hours appointments on request. Our consulting physician, Dr. Priyanta Thotagamuwa (MBBS, FRACGP, ABAARM-Anti-Aging medicine), offers medical assistance to patients of all ages, seeking advice, treatment or some minor procedures. A full list of services is available here.
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