Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

The benefits of acupuncture are endless. Aside from reducing pain from an affected area of the body, such as the back, neck, feet, legs, or joint pain, acupuncture helps to reduce stress levels, improve the immune system, digestive system, and it also helps to relieve common headaches. Acupuncture as also been known to assist with mental health and provides clarity to the mind, body and soul.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Although everybody has a different tolerance to pain, at House of Life, Dr Marina will ensure that acupuncture will never hurt your body or area you wish to target. The beauty of our acupuncture needles is that they have a round edge, so they never cut/break your skin. It is normal to feel the needles ‘doing their job’, but if at any time during the treatment you feel discomfort or pain, please notify Dr Marina immediately.

What is magnesium spray?

We take magnesium orally, but how does the largest organ of our body (our skin) absorb magnesium? Our magnesium spray is a light and refreshing oil spray which is safely used to target the external parts of the body that are simply lacking magnesium, such as your lower back, legs, arms, or any specific area where you are feeling tired, stiffness or pain. Simply spray the magnesium spray on the affected area and rub into the skin to achieve a fast and effective result.

How do I know if I’m magnesium deficient?

Many people are lacking magnesium in their body (both externally and internally), without even realising. If you’re feeling tired, sore, are suffering from stiff joints, headaches, back pain, restless legs, have muscle cramps, are experiencing mood swings, period pain or are pregnant, your body could be magnesium deficient. The best way to check if you’re magnesium deficient, is to book an appointment at the House of Life with Dr Marina, to discuss your current areas of pain and discomfort.

What are the benefits of cupping?

The benefits of cupping are endless. Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available in Chinese Medicine. It has been proven to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin of the body. Through cupping, toxins inside the body can be released and veins and arteries can be refreshed. But we don’t just provide cupping on the back. We can provide cupping to the hands, wrists, legs, and ankles, targeting and healing specific organs of the body.

What are the benefits of drinking herbal tea?

Herbal tea is a delicious drink made commonly from herbs, flowers, plants and natural ingredients, which generally do not include caffeine, like regular types of traditional teas. Depending on the type of herbal tea you are drinking, will depend on the benefits your body will be receiving from drinking this tea. However, generally speaking, drinking herbal tea has been known to improve the body’s digestion, boost the body’s immune system, relieve stress and anxiety, aid with weight loss and inflammation, improve the skin and lower your body’s blood pressure. See our incredible range of herbal teas here.

What are the benefits of ear candling?

There are many benefits behind ear candling, some of these benefits include the treatment of a common cold or cough, relieving sore and irritated throats, relieving headaches and migraines, improving hearing, mental clarity and also removing any wax or unnecessary bacterial found inside the ear canal.

What are some natural remedies for pain relief?

If you prefer to take a more holistic approach, the House of Life is the perfect place for you. Dr Marina can provide many natural remedies and methods to help aid or assist with pain relief, or any discomfort you may be experiencing in your body. Cupping, ear candling, acupuncture and our herbal teas are just some of the many ways Dr Marina can help or assist with the pain in your body.

Can herbal tea assist with weight loss?

Absolutely, herbal tea can assist with weight loss. How? Studies have shown that by drinking 3-4 cups of herbal tea daily, it may help to burn belly fat, assist with weight loss, as well as reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes. The antioxidants found in herbal tea, help to increase your metabolic rate and prevent the body from forming new fat cells.