Category Archives: News

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Darlinghurst Winter Sunrise On The Clinic

A lovely piture of the sun poking through on a crisp winters morning

Pain Relief and Wellness Clinic Winter Sunrise Darlinghurst

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

News update: A picture of Sweden

Here are a few snaps from travels to Sweden Leif recently returned from. Technically it’s summer in Europe. However, the weather was about the same as Sydney. Most days were around 18 Degrees with changing cloud cover and lovely sunny moments. It was wonderful to spend time at a summer cottage on a small island located in a freshwater Lake. The place is called Sandviken, about 2.5 hours drive north of Stockholm. It has a lovely relaxed pace. The midnight sun and midsummer celebrations were very special. A few days were spent in Stockholm taking in the beauty of the city in the summer glow. They have a very pleasant and colourful subway system there.

May poleStill waters

Sweden midnight sunStockholm harbourRainbow


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

News Update

Leif Tunell will be travelling overseas for two weeks to attend to family matters. Leif will be unavailable from

Monday June 15th 2015 to Saturday June 27th and will be back at the clinic on

Monday 29th June

During his absence, Luke O’Toole will be conducting the acupuncture and massage treatments. Luke has fantastic skills and you will be well looked after.

Queen’s birthday public holiday

We will be open for a half day on the public holiday of the upcoming June long weekend, on
Monday June 8th, from 1 pm – 5.30 pm.
Saturday will be open usual hours 9pm – 4pm

Wishing you good health and a great start to the winter,

Best regards,
The Pain Relief Team

Monday, March 16, 2015

Leif returns from Japan

What a fantastic experience!

Refreshed and renewed, I have returned from my travels in Japan.

Japan is an extraordinary place: not only for its outstanding snow slopes, but also for the exceptional people and culture.  There is a lot of care and respect between people.  It’s probably one of the few places in the world where you can safely leave your board, gear and skis outside while you go inside for some warming ramen for lunch.  I have heard of people forgetting their wallets on the train and then returned to them with all contents and cash intact.  People don’t expect tips.  There is no hustling for extra charges or money.  Prices are set and respected.  Courtesy is highly regarded.  If you do someone a kindness, it is extremely well received and appreciated.

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* The experience of working as an acupuncture TCM practitioner in another country.

* Incredible powder snow.  This is probably one of the best places for fresh snow in the world.


Friday, February 13, 2015

February update from Japan


A quick update here from Leif in Japan. The wonders of nature have been working amazing treats with great snow conditions. This place is amazing. Food is great, the people warm and welcoming, not to mention the Great snow.

I have been working here at the healing centre. Treating the usual ailments and sore bodies that come with a great day skiing. Have also introduced a few people to the wonders of acupuncture and been learning a few new tricks.


Cortina snow dams (Medium)Leif top of happo one (Medium)snowing at the ridge tree

Friday, January 30, 2015

Leif will be overseas from 31st Jan to 16th March 2015

The exciting prospect of working in Japan has presented itself to Leif. This is a remarkable opportunity to consult and work with a therapeutic group of professionals, focusing on acupuncture/massage skills, combined with indulging in a life-time passion for snowboarding.

Leif will be absent from the Pain Relief and Wellness Clinic for six weeks.Departing 31 January and returning on the 16th March, 2015. During this time Luke O’Toole will provide all the Clinic’s acupuncture and massage treatments. Luke is a wonderful acupuncture and massage therapist and will continue his excellent services with his caring hands and insightful approach.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Important update on The Pain Relief and Wellness Clinic’s fees


We much appreciate and thank you for your support as a valued loyal client of the Pain Relief and Wellness Clinic’s services.

We wish to inform, with regret, that our fees will increase on 13th October 2014. The current fees at the clinic have been the same since 2006. To offset the rising supplier/leasing/utilities costs and running expenses, a small increase in the fees of the acupuncture and massage services we provide is necessary. It is an affordable increase of just $10 per acupuncture or massage treatment, and to compensate our loyal clients we offer an economical special pack as detailed below:


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cigarettes: roll your own vs factory-made


Dr Karl of the ABC science show (Australia) …

Back when I was in my 20s, I foolishly took what is probably the most dangerous and addictive drug known to the human race — the one that kills more people than any other drug. Yup, for a few years, I stupidly smoked cigarettes.

I thought that by smoking roll-your-own cigarettes, or ‘rollies’, rather than factory-made, I was taking a healthier (or at least, less harmful) pathway. I was so wrong.

Unfortunately for the (usually poorer) people who tend to smoke rollies, they are both less natural and more harmful. In factory-made cigarettes, the additives make up about half-a-per cent of the dry weight of the tobacco. But in the rollies, the additives are about 18 per cent of the dry weight. In other words, rollies have about 38 times more additives than factory-made ciggies.

But the good news

If you quit smoking before middle age, you reduce the risk of lung cancer by 90 per cent. Within two to five years of giving up smoking, your risk of heart attack and stroke drops significantly. And after 15 years of not smoking, your risk of stroke is the same as if you had never smoked.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beetroot Juice, Arterial Disease and Sports Performance


Beetroot juice has been topic of research for the last couple of years and is not just because of its vasodilation properties which facilitates nutrient delivery to muscles, but apparently regular intake of Nitrate (NO₃), which is found in high amounts in beetroot juice, can decrease blood pressure and improve sports performance optimizing Oxygen (O₂) utilization.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Introducing Jocieli Reis, our new Nutritionist

We are very proud and happy to welcome Jo to our team.
She is very approachable, good listener and has a stack of great advice to share.
Jo will be at the clinic on Thursday’s and Saturday’s 9 am to 6 pm.

Jocieli Reis

Jocieli is a qualified nutritionist with a passion for food and for the positive impact it can have on our physical and psychological wellbeing. She strives not only to meet her clients needs but also to pair them up with lifelong skills through a holistic approach and nutritional education.

Having completed her Bachelor’s degree at the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil, in Nutrition and Dietetics, Jocieli has set her sights on improving the health of Sydney with her vast knowledge and enthusiasm for an active lifestyle (with a little South American flavour).
She has helped clients with a range of nutritional needs from weight management to general wellbeing. Whilst having expertise in public health nutrition and community health, she also has a particular interest in sports nutrition focusing on recovery, hydration, making weight and supplementation to improve performance.

Jo’s “hands on” approach is one that will not be forgotten, as she will not only be there to guide you through your journey but give you that personal experience to form a relationship which you can feel comfortable in. Consultations will not be limited to the office as food shopping tours will be on the cards as well as involvement in your kitchen.

She believes that it is never too late to start on your journey to a healthier self. And that the food we eat shouldn’t become a chore, but an experience every time we sit down to dine.