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International Speaking

Dr Jason Mallia is a world renown speaker having spoken at various world congresses both in Australia and abroad . Topics include , Blood Type Medicine , Integrative Medicine , cancer , diabetes and inspirational talks to the general public .

He is also available worldwide for training on the Dorn Method an safe and gentle way to re-align the spine and the joints of the body

To Book Dr Jason in for speaking appointments  please email us at naturopath@integratedhealth.com.au


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Japanese Kiko Style Acupuncture

Kiiko Style Acupuncture
Kiiko Style acupuncture utilizes a systematic, easy , palpatory method which is designed
to provide instant feedback. When using this system, a Kiiko Style practitioner follows a palpation
sequence which, both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options which might be
effective for treating a particular patient.

2) Kiiko Style acupuncture is largely defined by its use of a highly systematized method of palpation.
Palpation is the ability to gain information through touch. This method evolved to an extraordinary level
of sophistication in Japanese acupuncture for a very unusual reason. Since as early as the Edo Period
(1602-1868) Japanese acupuncture was a profession practiced largely by the blind. This fact carries
through to the present day in that one of the primary influences in the development of Kiiko Style
acupuncture comes from Master Nagano
who is a blind acupuncturist. Once learned, palpation
becomes an easy to use method for obtaining instant feedback as to the patient’s condition of health.
The diagnosis and treatment strategies follow one another in one circular motion. Specific active
reflexes suggest the diagnosis and the treatment efficacy be established by changes in the same

3) Kiiko’s Style addresses the patient’s health issues from several levels. By looking more deeply into
the structural and or constitutional imbalances, which often underlie a patient’s symptomatic
complaints, the practitioner is able to assist in a more complete and lasting healing. It is precisely this
holistic approach which gives a Kiiko Style acupuncturist the ability to help patients with the
most complex issues
. Often by seeing the patient’s problem from this broader perspective, the
practitioner can solve difficult cases.

4) The practitioner using Kiiko Style acupuncture is part of a living tradition. The teachings of this
system come directly from first-hand experience gained from some of Japan’s greatest acupuncturists.
Kiiko Matsumoto, whose clinical experience spans more than thirty-five years, still continues her
education by traveling at least twice a year to Japan to study with their masters. Because of this
continual exposure to innovative treatment techniques and new clinical insights, Kiiko Style
acupuncture continuously develops methods designed to achieve the maximum results when treating a
patient. A living system of acupuncture must by definition reflect the changing needs of the time in
which it is practiced and incorporate the technological improvements at it’s disposal. A living system is
also continuously learning and deepening its understanding to provide a more complete treatment
strategy and clinical results. The diagnostic and treatment methods being taught in this system
accurately represent the clinical experience of some of Japan’s most respected master

5) The eclectic nature of Kiiko Style of acupuncture give the practitioner a wide number of viable
options from which to choose to create an effective treatment plan which addresses the individual
needs of each patient. This style of acupuncture is imminently suited to the diverse needs of
our patient population

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Depression and the Gut Brain Connection

The Gut and Brain Connection in Major Depression

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Longevity By Jason Mallia PhD

Longevity Love and other stuff! by Dr Jason Mallia IMD PhD Naturopath and Integrative Medicine

Longevity is a term thrown around to describe the length of time a person may life in their lifetime . What it does not describe is the state of wellness a person may have on this process . Now , the question is, would we still  be want a long life or longevity with ill health? , ,most would probably say NO , what do you say ??? In my experience as a clinician and a student of life  feel that there are several important factors that increase our life span and potential for wellness in this time , a popular book called  the blue Zone decribes some of these.

They include things such as:

A diet rich in Phytonutrients

Red Wine

diet rich in Omega 3 from fish

a daily spiritual practice such as going to church

community and a social network .

Im my day to day practice what I see that is often deficient is the need for a Life purpose, a Passion  and Love .People often come in with health conditions related to stress that is connected to these things . I ask many people do you love your job? and many respond with the answer no way its just a JOB and “thats why im here my job is stressing me” !. At this point we have the discussion about what job would you rather be doing and why are you not doing it ? After some time re-evalauting many come to the realisation that they need to follow their passion rather than just an income in their job .

The other area is the feild of LOVE, I often see diffuculty in this area or lack or this in their life weather it be in their job or in their relationships . I see many people with poor or broken relationships that is in turn starts affecting their health . When they have love in their life they seem to have a purpose and direction and rarely are unwell , when  love is non-existant  certain conditions arise causing ill health .

So when we think of health Wellness and longevity , ask your self what aspect of longevity is needing attention and start spreading the LOVE !




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Stressed, tired and fatigued, sleep not fixing it ? you may need a holiday!

Many people now days suffers from stress, tiredness and fatigue and can not seem to break the cycle.

There are many known causes including , past viral infections, toxicity, emotional stress and simply just overwork !

In most cases rest , a change of diet or herbal meds can improve a condition, but many people don’t realise how important taking time out is .

As clinician I burnt out early as a result of working too many days and not taking enough time for me , now days I have a balanced work /life ethic to offset this happening .

For some to get back on track it is required to take a month or two off work and get away to ensure stresses are minimised . I often recommend patients take a well earned holiday .

To ensure you get the most out of your holiday I recommend the following:

  • take a break to somewhere relaxing , rather than a faced paced have to do holiday . Somewhere tropical is ideal
  • Ensure where you go has nature and fresh air to help you rejuvenate your cells from the negative ions
  • avoid too much alcohol and coffee
  • take a siesta every day to catch up on sleep
  • book yourself in for a yoga or massage session
  • take walks and exercise daily in the forest or  by the sea
  • drink plenty of water .
  • Do not take work things with you such as reading and other work related items !
  • enjoy yourself and relax as much as possible
  • try and avoid using an itinerary this will only make you feel regimented like your daily life
  • Practice some kind of spiritual activity , meditation, praying or other


My recommendation is that people take small regular breaks rather that 1 large break when all else has failed this will ensure you recharge regularly . For those on a budget try doing day trips to the sea , or blue mountains , if you can stay the night this is recommended .

And remember don’t forget take your supplements with you!

Jason Mallia Sydney Naturopath Acupuncturist


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Feeling Tired and Flat as a result of the change in Weather?

Many people complain of feeling flat when the weather cools down . In Summer  due to the warmth your Qi (or energy) and Blood move around the body freely keeping you energised and healthy .However when the cold kicks in if a person has an underlying cold condition they may suffer as a result of stagnation of ther Qi and Blood . Symptoms may include , feeling flat , tiredness, acheing  joints, depression and other  . As a result many also dont get outside to replenish their vitamin D levels and become vitamin D deficient. Recent research has shown a link between Low plasma vitamin D and Depression .

Some tips to keep well this winter

  1. Eat Warm Soups with Ginger (asian style soups)
  2. Drink Warm Water , herbal teas rather than coffee
  3. Avoid cold foods such as salads and fruit \
  4. do not eat straight from the fridge
  5. Exercise in the Sun
  6. DO Bikram Yoga or Thai Chi in a Warm room
  7. Get a weekly massage or Acupuncture to help Circulation
  8. get your Vit D checked if your dont feel happy

Jason Mallia PhD naturopath Sydney

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Is your practitoner Qualified for the Job ? Part 2

When searching for a practitioner as mentioned in my previous post it is essential they are not only qualified for the Job at hand but also are the right type of practitioner for the type of conditon you have

Below is a list of Practitioner qualfications and Associations to look out for  

  • Massage Therapist (Associations ATMS , ARM , AAMT ) Qualificiations D.RM, D SIT, BA HSc Comp Med , BA Musc thpy
  • Naturopath (Associations ATMS, ANTA, NHHAA)  ND, ADv Nat, B HSc (naturopathy) Ba Hsc Compl Medicine  
  • Acupuncturists (Associations AACMA, ATMS, ANTA) Adv Dip Acup , Advanced Dip TCM , BA TCM , BA HSc (TCM) Dip Ac , Advanced Dip AC and OT)
  • Chiropractors  ( Associations CAA) DC , M CHIRO
  • Homeopaths ( Association AHA , ATMS , ANTA ) Adv Dip Hom, Dip Homeopathy , BA Hom
  • Medical Herbalist ( Association ATMS, NHAA, ANTA) Dip BM , Dip Herb Med, Adv DIp West Herb Med , Master of Herbal Medicine

For more information about qualifications , please dont hesitate to call the clinic

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Is your Practitioner qualified for the Job ?

Over my 15  years of practice it has come to my attention that Qualification for a particular modality is extremely important especially in todays day and age where financial gain is the primary focus for some individuals  . Would you let a plasterer do a job of a builder? I think not.  

When it comes to healthcare you would like to think that most people check the qualifications of the attending practitioner. Further more you would also normally  think the best of the practitoner doing the treatment for you . The reality of it is many do not check of the person is duely qualified leaving them open to possible issues related to care that is not appropriate .  

Tips for selecting the right practitioner

  • Use your intution this is never wrong if you get a bad vibe them its usually correct
  • Check that the practitioner is qualified in the modality that they are practicing and have the right to title and practice
  • Check the practitioner is registered with a reputable association ATMS NHAA ARM AAMT CAA AACMA
  • Ask the practitioner how many years experience have they had in this modality and is it evidenced based practice , this will give you the right to refuse treatment if you are not satisfied
  • Get a referal from a reputable source
  • Check them out online and check association they have
  • If they are registered healthcare practitioners ask for their registration number


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Integrative Eastern and Western Medicine

Integrative Eastern and Western Medicine

From the Book Concepts of Integrative Medicine by Dr Jason Mallia PhD

Integrative Medicine is also referred to in the practice of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Modern Western Medicine. Combining both disciplines in theory and in practice can be very difficult however very achievable in an integrative approach to health. The main challenge however today is the language barrier as much of the TCM knowledge and philosophy is not easily translated into usable western medical practice.

There is not yet enough research to support some forms of TCM for western medicine understanding to advocate its use in conjunction with Western Medicine practice however it is well regarded in Complementary medicine circles as a great adjunct to other modalities. These include Naturopathic, Osteopathic and chiropractic medicine.

 With these challenges TCM still has found its way into the mainstream with many medical doctors recommending its use. In Australia TCM practitioners are government accredited practitioners and is covered by health insurance. Several Integrative Medicine wards have emerged inAustraliaincluding use of Acupuncture and other complementary medicines as part of an integrated approach to healthcare. In the coming years a hospital first of its kind will be opening in Sydney Australia which has the objective of providing Eastern and Western Medicine treatment and research.

Mainstream research into TCM has mainly been in the area of pain using Acupuncture, and many studies support its use in various pain conditions. This is not to say that Acupuncture works only in this area. TCM can help in a wide variety of conditions and thousands of years of use support its efficacy. The approach however of TCM practitioners differs greatly from that of Western Medicine.

For example a patient may present with clinical depression diagnosed by Western Medical practitioner. TCM theory is based on the ancient study of the meridian system and the interconnections to the organs and tissues, diagnosis of the patient is obtained by understanding the patient’s clinical pattern from their physical signs and symptoms. These include the Pulse, Tongue, hot and cold principles, smell and other. An understanding of a patient’s pattern of illness is then built based on these findings  

A  TCM practitioner may refer to the Western Diagnosis of Clinical Depression as a  pattern of Liver qi Stagnation with wood affecting earth, Or  liver qi stagnation with heat .The approach on the other hand by Western medical is to focus on the symptoms and the biochemical imbalance  that constitute the prescription of neurotransmitter balancing drugs or psychiatry referral .


In TCM an individual is assessed and once the pattern identified it is treated using a variety of therapies including Acupuncture, cupping and Moxibustion on various points to treat the pattern imbalance. In the Case of Liver qi stagnation Liv 3 is a common point used for the condition which helps patients with depression.


As recent Study at theUniversityofTechnology Sydney(Dr Kirk Wilson Etal Acupuncture in the treatment of Depression) looked at an integrative treatment of Clinical Depression using SSRI medications and Acupuncture

Patients were treated over an 8 week period and given 12 treatments of acupuncture alongside their prescribed SSRI medication. After the treatment 89.66% of the subjects reported significant improvements to symptoms compared the group who received no acupuncture and SSRI medication alone  

In conclusion patients with Diagnosed Clinical depression exhibiting Liver qi stagnation as their TCM pattern diagnosis, Acupuncture is shown to be an effective adjunct therapy which may reduce dependency on SSRI Medication.

Integration of TCM into a workable care plan for patients does have its challenges however very beneficial to the patient when done effectively




Integrative TCM and Western Medicine Case Studies

36 Year old female 

Presenting Signs and Symptoms 

Neck and Shoulder Pain and Headache, Frontal Sinus headache and sub occipital pain, with anxiety and depression, mild chronic lower back pain,low energy

Blood Type A

Medications Ventolin and Lexapro SSRI (long term use has tried coming off drug with no success) using a lot of pain medication (NSAIDS) 

Western Diagnosis

Depression, Anxiety ,OCD , Asthma,

Naturopathic Diagnosis Subluxation of C1 vertebra on right, pelvic rotation anterior on the right , Leg length discrepancy on right leg, Muscle hyper tonicity in Trapezius , levator scapulae and upper cervical muscle groups .Liver and general toxicity due to poor diet , stress , medication, dehydration , Gut dysbiosis related to poor diet and medications, Stress and tension related to life stresses


Red meat , little water , Tomatoes, and foods not suitable for blood type

TCM Differential Diagnosis 

Tongue Pale 

Coat  Sticky coating

Pulse Soggy

Liver yang rising heat rising

Liver chi stagnation

Chronic kidney chi deficiency

Spleen qi deficiency

Acupuncture treatment Plan

Move liver qi , tonify kidney spleen

Ashi Points/ Gb20 ashi gb21 bitong

Liv 3  Ki3  Sp 6  bladder 20 bladder 23 ,PC 5

Physical Therapies

Myofascial soft Tissue manipulation in upper neck , traps and entire spine

Re-Alignment of twisted pelvic and subluxation using the Dorn Method

Acupuncture was given on local pain points and according to pattern diagnosis.


Western/ Naturopathic treatment

Patient instructed to reduce NSAIDS and replace with

Natural Anti-inflammatory (Metagenics inflavanoid) take up to 8 daily to manage pain and minimize liver stress

Drugs to be continued as prescribed

Diet Blood Type A diet given , drink more fruit and vegetables and drink less coffee and more water

Western Herbal Medicine given to support eliminatory organs and support stress containing,

St Marys Thistle 80


Yellow dock 30

Oats 30


7.5 ml BID


Metagenics CalmX (containing high dose magnesium and Ph regulating nutrients . 2 scoop BID

Homeopathic Gel for pain applied topically


After the first treatment detoxification tiredness followed however pain had been reduced and less Pain Medication was required over subsequent visits.

Subsequent visits showed gradual improvement in Pain from a 9/10 to a 0/10 un medicated with NSAIDS.

Patients symptoms well managed while on treatment of natural medication and SSRI medication, however suggested working with her Doctor to slowly reduce Antidepressants while we are supporting her Emotional Symptoms

Up until this point effective and quick results where achieved with and integrated approach



Glen 68 Yr Old Female

Presenting Signs and Symptoms 

Heavy smoker,SOB, Recently admitted to hospital for 02 therapy due to low blood oxygen ,Dry cough ,Cant sleep on sides due to pain ,Cellulites ,Legs on fire, Fatigue ,Cramps , Joint stiffness

Blood type O negative

Western Medical Diagnosis

Emphysema , treatment Oxygen therapy

Medications nil

Supplements Magnesium Vit D

Western Naturopathic Diagnosis

ES Teck Scan

Respiratory acidosis, metabolic acidosis, hypoventilation, Hypoxemia

Food intolerances, Hypertension, Liver inflammation, inflammatory bladder, decreased kidney function, increased PTH, Low 02 and ATP brain head area, arterial acidosis, electrolyte imbalances, Mis-alignment of L3 L4 L5 vertebra

Live Blood Analysis

Symplasts (high levels)

Microcytosis (severe)

Anocytosis (severe)

Atypical Lymphocytes (high)


TCM  Diagnosis 

Tongue cracked lung area sides red 

Coat  absent

Pulse weak

Acupuncture treatment Plan

Lung yin deficiency

qi stagnation


lung7 , kid 6 , liv 3 , bl 15 23

Weekly treatments using the above model


Western Naturopathic Treatment

Target Ph and peripheral system and tissues

Oxygenate the blood

Decrease inflammation

Vasodilatation, increase energy to cells and improve fatigue

Replenish electrolytes and detoxify acids and toxins

Support kidney function and elimination

Increase 02 to head and improve mood, treat cough

Dorn Method Re-Alignment of Lumbar vertebras contributing to peripheral pain

4 weekly Follow up


Herbal Medicines

Adhotoda 200

Coleus forsikoli 100

Liquorice root 100

Panax gensing 100


7.5ml BID


CalmX 2 teaspoons BID (magnesium powder with Ph regulating minerals)

Cell Food 15 drops UID (02 drops)

Renoxl 1 BID (kidney tonic)

Hemagenics 1 (iron supplement)



Infavanoid (antiinflammatory herbs)

Metabolic Kit (tissue cleansing homeopathic)


Integrative Follow up 4 weeks later


After 4 weeks, Pain had markedly reduced from her joints, Patient was able to walk

With less SOB, Patient has been advised to stop smoking and hypnosis was


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