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Warm Holiday Wishes and Clinic Hours Update

Happy holiday from Almond Wellness Centre acupuncture Chinese medicine Melbourne

Dr. Richard Zeng Acupuncture Chinese Medicine MelbourneDear Valued Patients,

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits as we approach the holiday season.

I wanted to take a moment to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your trust and support throughout this year. Your well-being is at the heart of our practice at Almond Wellness Centre, and it’s been an honuor to serve you.

As we step into the festive season, I would like to inform you of our availability:

  • I will be away from December 20th, 2023, and will resume consultations on January 12th, 2024.
  • Our chiropractor Dr. Daniel Pica will be away from 22/12/23 to 03/01/24, and 10/01/24 to 15/01/24

However, our clinics in Coburg and Ringwood will remain open during this period to ensure continuous care for our patients.

Our dedicated team of practitioners will be available to attend to your needs and provide the exceptional care you expect from Almond Wellness Centre.

For appointments, adjustments, or any inquiries during my absence, please feel free to contact our clinics or visit our website for detailed information.

May this holiday season bring you joy, peace, and moments of shared happiness with your loved ones.

Wishing you a rejuvenating holiday and a prosperous New Year filled with health, happiness, and harmony.

Warm regards,

Dr. Richard Zeng Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Almond Wellness Centre

New Hope for Australians Living with Brain Cancer

Innovative Clinical Trial Offers Hope

Australians diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer, can now look forward to new treatment possibilities and improved chances of survival. The Australian Brain Cancer Mission, in collaboration with the Minderoo Foundation and the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (CBCF), has announced an innovative clinical trial, GBM Adaptive Global Innovative Learning Environment (GBM AGILE), which aims to revolutionize the way GBM is treated.

A Grim Reality

Brain cancer has been a relentless adversary, with GBM accounting for a substantial portion of malignant brain tumors, contributing to the grim statistic that less than a quarter of those diagnosed are expected to live beyond five years. In 2020, 2,000 Australians were diagnosed with brain cancer, and these statistics underscore the urgent need for innovative approaches to treatment.

Mission for a Brighter Future

The Australian Brain Cancer Mission, supported by the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund and philanthropic contributions, seeks to reverse these statistics. It aspires to double survival rates and enhance the quality of life for brain cancer patients. The introduction of the GBM AGILE trial in Australia is a significant step towards achieving these goals.

GBM AGILE – Revolutionising Treatment

GBM AGILE is a versatile and adaptive trial approach with multiple “treatment arms,” offering the potential to expedite the clinical research process for GBM. This trial will enable researchers to simultaneously assess the effects of various unique drugs, revolutionizing the way treatments are developed and tailored to individual patients. GBM AGILE introduces a technique called adaptive randomization, which connects patients with therapies that have the greatest potential to treat their specific cancer, ensuring that effective treatments are identified more rapidly.

Collaborative Efforts for Success

The initiative has received support from various key players, including the Commonwealth Department of Health, Cancer Australia, the Minderoo Foundation, and the CBCF, which are working collaboratively to ensure its success. Bringing the GBM AGILE trial to Australia is a crucial step towards finding a cure for one of the most common and deadly forms of brain cancer. The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation CEO, Lance Kawaguchi, highlighted that the trial would provide innovative treatments and world-leading research to Australian patients.

Personalised Cancer Care

“GBM AGILE will bring world-leading research and innovative treatments to Australian patients. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is proud to collaborate with the Government and Minderoo on this important initiative,” said Mr. Kawaguchi. This cutting-edge trial is designed to offer multiple treatment options to patients quickly, advancing a more personalized approach to cancer care, which represents the future of oncology.

Advancing the Future of Cancer Care

Dr. Steve Burnell, CEO of Minderoo Foundation’s Collaborate Against Cancer initiative, emphasized that providing new options to brain cancer patients is a priority. Adaptive platform trials, such as GBM AGILE, play a vital role in offering multiple treatment choices, driving more personalized approaches to cancer care, which is considered the future of cancer treatment.

Funding the Future

The GBM AGILE trial is a remarkable opportunity for Australians living with GBM. It promises to accelerate the development of effective treatments and ultimately improve the outlook for those diagnosed with this devastating disease. With up to $12 million available over four years from 2021-22, this initiative is a significant step forward in the fight against brain cancer.

A Beacon of Hope

The grant opportunity for researchers to undertake the GBM AGILE trial has been opened, and it represents a glimmer of hope for patients and their families. With ongoing support and collaboration between government entities, philanthropic organizations, and the scientific community, the fight against brain cancer is gaining momentum, and a brighter future for those affected by GBM is on the horizon. For more information on the grant round, visit: www.grants.gov.au

In the battle against brain cancer, GBM AGILE represents a beacon of hope, offering a promising pathway towards more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease.

Department of Health and Aged Care Media Release:

https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/new-hope-for-australians-living-with-brain-cancer#:~:text=%E2%80%9CWe%20are%20proud%20to%20join,.grants.gov.au

News report with video:

https://www.skynews.com.au/lifestyle/health/new-hope-for-australians-with-brain-cancer/video/13ce28c3288956ca6ccfc92b17cd1cad

Happy holidays from Almond Wellness Centre 墨尔本杏林中医中心祝您节日快乐!

墨尔本杏林中医中心祝您节日快乐

墨尔本杏林中医中心祝您节日快乐

We wish you happy holidays and have a very joyful New Year. We hope that the new year brings your family much happiness and health. Take care of yourselves and see you when you need help next time.

Dr. Richard Zeng will be away from 18th Dec to 18th Jan and will be back to work on 20th Jan. However, both our Ringwood and Coburg clinics are open throughout Christmas and New Year, expect the major holidays.

曾医生假期从12月18日始,1月20日起正常应诊。整脊师 Daniel 12月23日至1月9日, 1月10日起正常应诊

Practitioners available at Ringwood clinic / Ringwood 门诊医生:

Dr. Ruby Hou (Chinese Medicine) : Wednesday, Saturdays
侯医生:周三,五

Ken Gao : Monday, Thursday, Friday

高医生:周一,四,五

Richard Yates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturdays, Sunday

Practitioners available at Coburg clinic / Coburg 门诊医生:

Dr. Ruby Hou (Chinese Medicine): Monday, Friday

侯医生:周一,六

Dr. Tracey Byrne (Chinese medicine): Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Ken Gao (Dry needling, Remedial Massage): Wednesday, Saturday

高医生:周三,六

If you are having any health issues, please reach out to us and we will make arrangements for you to be treated by one of our trusted associates here at Almond Wellness Centre.

如有任何需要,请电话预约,或发电邮询问

You can call 93789479 / 88021519, or email to: [email protected]
and one of the team will be happy to help!

Patient letter – Coronavirus disease COVID-19

Dear friends and patients,

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Our acupuncture and chiropractic clinic are remaining open at the moment.

As always,

Safety is our first priority

We have committed:

High standard infection control to be practiced in our clinics.

• Masks offered to all and to use when you entering our clinics;
• Hand sanitizers for all to use.
• Single used disposable cover sheets are used in all treatment rooms and tables.
• Hourly cleaning of all public areas.

For any respiratory conditions, please DO NOT come to visit us in the clinic. We are offering phone/video consultation and herbal prescriptions.

Herbs can will be collected by your friends or family, or will be dropped in your car while you are waiting in the car park.

Before your visit:

If you or a close contact have any of the below:
• cough, fever, sore throat or runny nose
• returned from overseas in the past 14 days
• any contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days,

Please call us so we can reschedule your appointment.

We are offering phone/video consultation and herbal prescriptions for fertility and other general conditions.

Wash your hands often with soap and water, as this is the best way to stop transmission of this virus.

During your visit:

• If you arrive early for your appointment, please consider remaining in your car until much closer to your appointment time.
• To reduce the numbers in our waiting areas, please don’t bring other children/family members into our clinic.

• Use the masks provided, and please use hand sanitizer/alcohol sprays upon arrival.

• If you need to sneeze or cough, please cover your mouth and nose with tissues or your upper sleeve or elbow. Please dispose of the tissue in the bins provided. Wash or sanitize your hands afterwards immediately.

• Please wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilets.

After your visit:

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and may have been infected around the time of your visit, please inform us.

Your confidentially will be protected.

We are reviewing these steps regularly in conjunction with current advice from the Australian Government and Public Health authorities. We are committed to the safety and well-being of all our patients, their families and our staff. We thank you for your kind understanding and help to keep everyone safe.

Take care and be safe. Let’s get through this together.

Yours for better health

Dr. Richard Zeng (D.CM)

新型冠状病毒 – 重要通告

就诊建议和忠告

如果您:

  • 在14天内到过COVID-19疫情风险较高国家或地区;
  • 或在14天内出现最后一次接触确诊病例;

您需要在14天潜伏期过后才来我们诊所看病。

 

而如果您已经有发烧、咳嗽、喉咙痛、疲劳或气短等症状

请暂时不要来我们诊所,而是先预约您的GP或本地医院急诊科就诊,进行紧急评估。

请浏览 www.health.gov.au/covid19-travellers 了解当前中高度疫情风险国家列表。

 

在去诊所或医院之前,应先打电话

告知您曾到过的地方,或者自己可能接触过冠状病毒疑似病例。必须在家中或医疗机构中保持隔离,直到公共卫生机构通知您可以安全如常地活动。

认为自己可能与冠状病毒确诊病例有过密切接触的人士也应该监测自己的健康状况,并寻求紧急医疗救助。

For more information please call 1800 675 398