East Marries West: Welcome Dr Carol Head at Safflower Clinic

East Marries West: Welcome Dr Carol Head at Safflower Clinic

Have you always wanted to speak to a GP who also embraces complementary medicine? Have you
had laser acupuncture provided by a local GP before? And are you longing for a conventional doctor
to have plenty of time for you to discuss all your health issues and incorporate mind, body and

Wait not much longer as we are thrilled to announce that Dr Carol Head is joining our team and will
start consulting on Monday, 20 th August 2018. She will be working three days a week (whilst
completing her Master’s degree in Chinese herbal medicine at RMIT). Dr Head will be available for
consultations on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Safflower clinic in Newhaven.

We see it as a great opportunity to integrate conventional medicine with the ancient principles of
Chinese medicine. Acupuncture, which is one of the modalities of Chinese medicine is a powerful
treatment to tackle many issues such as: pain, neurological conditions, pregnancy and labor support,
digestive disorders, gynecological problems and much more.

Carol offers laser acupuncture which is a modern form of acupuncture (without the needles) but
with a low-energy laser beam. It’s for all of those who have not ventured into acupuncture
treatments due to their fear of needles. Mind you, acupuncture needles are only as thick as a hair…

Dr Head has a special interest in chronic health issues – diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic
fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome as well as mental health issues (like stress, anxiety and
depression). She will be offering conventional medicine appointments (long and routine),
but our practice is not equipped for emergencies or trauma.

The Safflower team: Brigitte Linder, Eryn Morgan, Vicki Iliopoulos, Dr Carol Head and our
new medical receptionist Sharon Edwards is thrilled to be offering you years of combined
expertise in health and wellbeing.

We can’t wait to meet to help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals.

Call us on (03) 5956 7011 or book online

Demystifying Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Have you considered trying Chinese medicine but just haven’t been able to get your head around the concepts and mechanisms of this traditional practice? Chinese medicine is over 5000 years old, but only in the last 30 years, with the increase in scientific evidence, has it began building in popularity in the West.

  • What is acupuncture?
  • How does it differ from so called ‘dry needling’?
  • What conditions can it help treat?
  • What are Chinese herbs?
  • How do they work?
  • Do they work with Western medication?

All this and more will be answered at our upcoming workshop this June where we will introduce the concepts behind acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and give live demonstrations of the various modalities used in a typical session, including acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and gua-sha.

You will learn about the effects different herb flavors have on your body and how we incorporate this knowledge into Chinese herbalism and diet therapy.

Come and join us to learn more about this age-old practice and how it may benefit you. Bring a friend along who might have been reluctant to explore acupuncture and Chinese medicine. We will answer all your questions and make sure that you consider it as a major modality on your path to health and wellbeing.

Book your seat now and experience it for yourself, we can’t wait to see you there.