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Getting Motivated To Achieve Your Health Goals

The new year has arrived and with that comes a time to renew, reset and re-energise so that you can start working on achieving everything you are wanting to realize this year.  Goals and desires vary greatly from person to person but no matter how big or small those goals are, in order to achieve […]

Ice & Heat Applications

Ice is an effective and natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory. Ice should be applied over the inflamed area in the acute or early stages of your problem.  (See below for application) Whenever you experience swelling, redness or sharp / stabbing pain it is generally considered best to apply ice. Repeat until symptoms ease – usually […]

Workstation Setup

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment can result in significant overuse injury. Applying the following points can help tominimise such injuries. Important points to note : Site in front of your workstation such […]

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward footfall, is known as an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity that there are […]

Warming Chicken Curry – slow cooker recipe

I’m sure like many of you, my slow cooker has been getting a work out these past few months.  I thought I’d share a quick easy recipe (Martha Stewart inspired – thanks Martha!) that my family loves (adults and kids). This recipe also happens to contain some great winter herbs and spices like turmeric, garlic […]


This month we focus on what has become a growing problem for our patients – headaches (HA). 90% of all HA are primary HA, usually appearing between the ages of 20 – 40 years old. The most common types of primary HA are migraines and tension-type HA (as printed in the textbook “Evaluation & Management […]


Sciatica is the Latin word for “Pain down the back of the leg” Sciatica is referred pain usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. See Back Pain. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. Sciatica is pain along this […]

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture and TCM

Acupuncture can treat a wide range of painful conditions, illness, and chronic diseases.  At Rouse Hill Wellness Centre our acupuncturists and TCM practitioners have experience supporting many different conditions. Some of the conditions commonly supported by Acupuncture include: