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What can acupuncture treat?

By |June 7th, 2013|

As an acupuncturist I so very often hear this one question – what can acupuncture treat? Acupuncture can treat very many things. The World Health Organisation website has a review and analysis page of it. This is where I have gleaned my data for you in my first ever little infograph. I hope you enjoy!

And the source of this infographic is: WHO – Acupuncture: Review and Analysis […]

Surviving the Christmas chaos

By |December 12th, 2012|

It’s the Silly Season again!

It’s Christmas time again. In Australia this means that it is the end of the year and the start of Summer. It is colloquially known as the “silly season”. For many though it is a time of great stress. Many people go on leave over the Christmas/New Year break, and must rush to finish […]

Spring – The season of change.

By |October 24th, 2012|

Spring glorious Spring! 

Spring is well and truly here. Chinese medicine sees Spring as the time for growth and rejuvenation. Spring comes after Winter as we all know. During Winter we withdrew inwards and conserved our energy as well as reduced activity. In Spring we start to come back out. We start to become more active again. It is a time for regeneration, starting anew and renewing our souls.

The qi (energy) of the body starts to […]

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you regain your sleep.

By |July 1st, 2011|

What is Insomnia?

When was the last time you had a sleepless night? Are you having constant sleepless nights now? Chances are that if you are over 18 then you have suffered or are currently suffering from sleeplessness. Around 1/3 of adults experience occasional or persistent sleep problems. Insomnia is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep”. Insomnia can effect many aspects of your health. Physically you can feel tired and lethargic. […]

Beat stress with acupuncture and Chinese medicine

By |April 19th, 2011|

Today I am going to speak of the use of acupuncture in helping to manage stress related disorders. Hans Selye claimed in his book “Stress without Distress” that ‘stress is the non-specific response of the organism to every demand’.(Selye, 1974) Although it is not a pathological condition in itself, longer term exposure to it may produce pathologies. In todays world our lives can be very high pressure. There are many pulls on the individual – […]