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Forrest Clinic Reopens!

After completing some maintenance work on our clinic space in Forrest we would like to announce that we are once again taking appointments for massage and acupuncture treatments at our clinic at 48 Station Street Forrest.
Our female Remedial Massage Therapist, Shizu is great at treating sports injuries, sore legs and arms earned on the mountain bike trails, chronic pain, or just for relaxation and pampering on your weekend away.
Andrew is a qualified Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, experienced at treating musculoskeletal pain and injury, and a whole lot more!

Please contact us for booking:
Colac clinic: (03) 52311799
Forrest: (03) 52366493

Elbow injury

Moxibustion on elbow

An all too common and painful injury of the elbow can often be successfully treated by acupuncture and moxibustion. The condition is often called ‘tennis elbow’, and usually stems from a strain to where a tendon attaches to that boney bump on the side of the elbow. The cause is often repetitive over-use of the arm and results in quite severe pain and ache.

The elbow that can be seen in the photograph developed the injury by its owner practicing the cello in preparation for a performance. The ache became so severe that it became likely that she would have to cancel the performance.

Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy was commenced which reduced the pain to tolerable levels,increased blood flow to the area,and stimulated the immune system in order to initiate the healing of the tendon. Fortunately by the performance day, she was able to play without much pain at all.

Honey of the Otway Ranges


The busy season for beekeepers has arrived! The bees have been busy collecting the  nectar of the forest. We are so lucky to have such beautiful flowering species that produce the bush honey of the Otways. With our young apprentices, we have successfully collected beautiful dark and strong flavoured honey. It has unique characteristic flavour that one could describe as bitter-sweet.

Some people might have noticed that Asian people are quite comfortable eating bitter food. There is a saying ‘良薬口苦 ‘Good medicine tastes bitter in the mouth’, looking at the colour and taste, I was especially excited by this particular honey.

Being a hay fever sufferer,I am really looking forward trying out how this honey might work for me during the hay fever season. In the past I suffered a lot with itchy eyes, a runny or blocked nose, and so my sense of smell would completely disappear. The worst reaction I would get was if I would get mosquito bites at the same time as the hay fever. The bites would become very inflamed. That  was 6 years ago. Since then I have been regularly eating and cooking with our local honey, and I don’t get such horrible reactions anymore. I don’t know exactly if it has been the honey or not that has led to my improved condition, but it is said from time to time by some researchers that consuming local honey can lead to a lessening of sensitivity to local pollen.  So perhaps honey for some people, pure untreated local honey like ours can be effective as a preventative medicine.

Shizu Broomfield Broomfield Honey