Entries by katherine

Shin Splints

Shin splints or Tibial Syndrome is one of the most common running injuries that I see at Shift. It can affect both professional and recreational athletes equally and it’s not only runners that get affected. Tennis players, basketballers, indoor soccer players, netballers, all those high impact knee jarring sports. A simple change to your training […]

Spring Clean

Now that warmer weather has arrived leaving us in no doubt about the arrival of spring we turn to new rituals. Packing away our bulky winter woollies, making room for lighter brighter clothing. The slow cooker tends to be stored in the back of the cupboard, fresh salads replacing slow-cooked soups, and the inevitable renewed […]

Why IBS is Not A Real Diagnosis

So, you’ve been suffering from gut issues for a few years or longer and you finally get along to your GP who may or may not have referred you for some testing or sent you off to see a gastroenterologist. After some poking and prodding, and maybe pooing into a cup so your poo and […]

Acupuncture’s Role In Treating Bell’s Palsy

If you were wondering – Yes you can speed up your recovery from Bell’s Palsy with Acupuncture. Chinese medicine has been treating Bell’s Palsy with acupuncture and herbal medicine for over 2000 years. According to Chinese medical theory, Bell’s Palsy is a condition caused by an attack of external wind pathogen to the ear and […]

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow” is the most common chronic pain condition affecting the elbow. Despite the name, only 5-10% of sufferers actually play tennis. Tennis elbow is also known as Lateral epicondylalgia Lateral epicondylitis Lateral epicondylosis How does it develop? Tennis elbows is a painful condition that presents with pain in the outer elbow and usually involves […]

The Invisible Enemy – How Acupuncture Can Help Your Hayfever

Allergies can affect anyone and statistically, hayfever (Allergic Rhinitis) affects up to 40% of the world’s population. It might not be obvious to the naked eye but air pollution and seasonal pollutants such as pollen cause allergy sufferers extreme discomfort. Seasonal change can be particularly difficult in Australia. Going indoors to avoid allergens and to […]

Could High Histamine Food be causing your Headaches, Itchy mouth, Anxiety or Bloating?

What is histamine? Histamine is a compound that is released from immune cells as a normal part of a healthy functioning immune system. It helps us communicate with the brain, alert the immune system to a potential threat, and launch an inflammatory response. Histamines can be released in response to environmental triggers such as pollen, […]