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Community acupuncture takes place in a
shared space where several patients are
treated at the same time. It’s a drop in service
which means that after your initial consultation,
you won’t have to make an appointment.
Simply come along during session times.
For more information, please see our website.
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Children’s health and wellbeing with
acupuncture & Chinese medicine
Children’s physiology is very different to adults
because they are still growing and developing.
In Chinese medicine, we consider the diges-
tive system of a child as a very important part
for overall wellbeing. Why is that so? Because
the post-natal qi (energy force) is formed from
air, food and water.
Lets look at allergies first: According to Chi-
nese medicine, we can consider allergies
being caused through a deficiency of the de-
fensive energy, a thin layer that surrounds the
body and protects it. Through the failing of
the protective energy, foreign particles upset
the system and develop various symptoms. In
Western terms, it’s called immunity. Interest-
ingly the spleen organ is part of the immune
system in the western medical context as well.
In Chinese medicine, the spleen is the prin-
cipal organ system of digestion. In this role
it assists the body in energy production by
transforming food and water. With the help of
air (oxygen) that is inhaled by the lungs, it re-
fines the energy into a yin energy (blood) and
a yang energy that has a gaseous structure.
This way, the body receives protection power
from those two forms of energy.
These explanations are not always easy to
comprehend. But by looking on how allergies
arise, it makes a lot of sense because by treat-
ing the spleen, particularly in children, we can
address the allergies, the digestion and the
state of energy as well.
Treating the spleen is achieved through as-
sessing the diet, working with the spleen me-
ridian and also involving it’s partner organ, the
stomach. With herbal formulas in liquid extract
form, particularly popular with children, we
correct deficiencies and improve the defen-
Because children are mostly unburdened by
concepts of life and expectations of society
and because their energy system is uncontam-
inated by toxins such as alcohol and drugs,
they respond tremendously well to treatment.
If you feel that your child is not thriving, please
contact Safflower Chinese Medicine clinic for
an assessment on 5956 7011 or book online
Red bins on the nose
THE owners of these red bins
have left them out in the street in the
vain hope that someone will come
along and empty them.
The scene is a familiar one in
The sad news is that their wait will
be in vain, and that no-one is com-
ing for them for another two weeks.
Many residents were unaware that
the usual fortnightly red bin col-
lection for some areas, which fell
on Monday (Christmas Day) was
brought forward to the Friday before
Christmas, as opposed to collection
the day after; and are now stuck
with four weeks of rubbish until the
next scheduled red bin collection
Residents, particularly weekend-
ers who arrived on the Saturday
before Christmas not knowing of the
change in plans, are unimpressed.
Ventnor’s Stephen Paul said
the situation was simply not good
enough and affected ratepayers
should have been notified by mail of
the change in arrangements.
“I’m a Ventnor ratepayer. We ar-
rived down on December 23 for
Christmas and had no idea of the
“We were not notified. Our bin was
full of rubbish that required collec-
“We along with the rest of the
street put it out and waited for it
to be picked up on Tuesday morn-
ing, assuming that would happen.
“Common sense would decree
that a collection after Christmas,
and not before, if the date had to
be changed, was what was needed.
“The next collection is now
two more weeks away. That’s a
month’s rubbish I’ve got to deal
“Everyone in our street is stuck
with the same problem. There
should be an extra collection over
January to deal with this.
“With the temperature on Sat-
urday forecast at 41 degrees, the
stench will be unbearable.”
Stephen went to the council to
request a pick-up, but was told to
deal with the matter himself.
way of getting a bin into the recy-
cling depot in Cowes, and besides,
he asks, why should he pay an ad-
ditional fee on top of the garbage
rate he pays?
“I pay a yearly garbage rate, for a
service I don’t get a lot of the time.”
Stephen and his neighbours be-
lieve council should address this
issue, and tailor the services it
delivers to the needs of a holiday
Red bins are scattered across Phillip Island’s streets, waiting to
GIPPSLAND businesses, workers and ap-
prentices will benefit from the State Govern-
ment’s revamp of the Penguin Parade.
Minister for Industry and Employment Ben
Carroll visited the Penguin Parade Visitor Cen-
tre on Friday to announce the local content re-
quirements for the $58 million project, which
will create more than 200 jobs during construc-
Through the State Government’s Local Jobs
First policy, the project will be required to use
at least 89 per cent local content, and maximise
the use of local steel products made from lo-
cally milled steel.
The project is also subject to the Major Proj-
ects Skills Guarantee which will see apprentic-
es, trainees and engineering cadets make up at
least 10 per cent of total labour hours.
Once complete, the parade will feature a larg-
er and better equipped Visitor Centre to replace
the outdated 1988 centre, improving the expe-
rience of visitors and reducing the impacts on
As one of Australia’s most popular wildlife
attractions, the Penguin Parade welcomed over
700,000 visitors last year, and over 1.4 million
visitors to all of the Nature Parks’ attractions.
This investment will ensure that Victoria re-
mains at the forefront of tourism, with a fore-
cast visitation increase of up to 20 per cent over
the next ten years.
Local businesses interested in being part of
this project should register with the Industry
Capability Network, which is taking expres-
sions of interest from businesses looking to be
part of the project.
To register with the Industry Capability Net-
work, visit icn.org.au or www.goo.gl/ZEtEZc for
information about the project or to express an
interest in being part of the project.
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Boats stolen, cars crashed
A $20,000 BOAT and trailer were stolen from a
storage yard in Cowes on Boxing Day.
The boat and trailer were stored opposite the An-
chor Belle Holiday Park on Church Street, Cowes,
when it was stolen just before 7pm on Boxing Day.
Bass Coast Senior Sergeant Andy O’Brien said
the offenders possibly used a white Holden Apollo
with no number plates.
“It appears the car that stole the boat deliberately
took their plates off,” Sen Sgt O’Brien said.
He said there had been several car accidents in
the Christmas-New Year period, especially nose-
to-tail accidents with tourists losing concentration
driving on to the island.
In one of the most serious accidents, two people
were flown by helicopter to the Alfred Hospital in
Melbourne on Christmas Day, after a collision at
the intersection of Settlement Road and Dunsmore
Road in Cowes.
“A driver travelling south along Dunsmore Road
failed to stop at the intersection and drove straight
through, hitting a car driving along Settlement
Road,” Sen Sgt O’Brien said.
“Cars often travel too fast in the Dunsmore Road
residential area and this driver just drove straight
through, just carelessness.” He said there had also
been a series of minor thefts from cars.
“We need to remind people not to leave valuable in
cars and keep their cars secure.
“People also think it’s OK to leave bikes in their
front gardens and then are surprised when they’re
Anyone with information on the stolen boat can
call Leading Senior Constable Nick Carlson at the
San Remo Police Station on 5678 5500.
This boat was stolen from a storage yard opposite Anchor Belle Holiday Park, on Boxing Day.
On Christmas Day, the intersection of
Settlement Road and Dunsmore Road was
closed to traffic after a collision saw two peo-
ple flown to hospital by helicopter.
This Holden Apollo car- with no number
plates – is believed to be responsible for the
theft of the $20,000 boat.
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