Constipation: An unsavory topic? Or necessary.

By Katika Funnell – Acupuncturist

The Facts :
•    Various studies show that women experience constipation more than men.
•    Rates as high as two thirds of women were said to experience constipation from a survey conducted by Gut Foundation on 1,300 women.
•    1 in 3 people are too embarrassed to discuss constipation with their friends or family.
•    1 in 5 people say constipation stops them from exercising or engaging in social activities.
•    Research shows there are misconceptions about Constipation and the use of Laxatives to treat it.

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Ammata Phathanak – Psychologist

Ammata is a Registered Psychologist with over 12 years as a Mental Health practitioner. Ammata’s professional experience also extends further, combined with over 17 years of nursing as a Registered Nurse specialising in Aged and Palliative Care. Ammata’s warmth counselling style complements her strengths-based approach to therapy. Passionate about her clinical work to respectfully help […]


About Us

  Family Wellness Centre was established by a mother and daughter team of Linda Funnell-Milner and Katika Funnell in 2007. Katika had experienced severe tonsiliitis as a teenager and turned to complementary medicine when antibiotics didn’t work. She wanted to avoid surgery at all costs, so Katika tried Homeopathy and in a short period of […]

5 Tips on How to Enjoy a Healthy Christmas

By  Linda Funnell-Milner – Clinical Hypnotherapist

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I often see people at this time of year who are anticipating the Christmas period with trepidation…. yes that is right, trepidation. They have weight and health goals that are just not consistent with all that food and alcohol.

Christmas is a time for family and friends and celebration. So here are a few tips based on the Mindfulness Eating technique I teach my clients for achieving all of their health goals.

1. It’s the holiday period – so enjoy the holiday. If you are relaxed around food and follow these easy suggestions you will stay in control