Acupuncture

Anxiety and Acupuncture

Anxiety can be a normal reaction to stressful situations, however when it becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can become a disabling disorder. As a result it has become one of the most common mental-emotional conditions affecting individuals today. If you suffer from anxiety you’re probably very familiar with the symptoms including muscle tension, sleep disturbance, restlessness, fatigue, irritability, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. For some people it seems to comeread more

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is documented to be at least 5,000 years old and is considered by many to be the most advanced form of natural, medical treatment in the world. In fact, over one quarter of the world’s population have witnessed the positive effects of TCM in their everyday life. One of the most popular forms of TCM treatment is acupuncture, which can be used for a wide range of injuries, illnesses and ailments.read more

Back Pain

Did you know that back pain is one of the most prevalent reasons people seek health care, and can affect up to 80% of the population at some point in their lives? In Australia and around the world countless hours are lost each year due to some form of back pain. Most causes of the pain are the result of irritation/trauma, poor posture or poor function of the bones, joints, ligaments or muscles in yourread more

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy has been used in China for thousands of years, and is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine that you may not have heard of before however the benefits are vast and range from decrease in pain, activation of the lymphatic system, promotion of blood circulation, relaxation and deep tissue repair. It’s commonly used to treat muscle aches and pains, tightness, sprains, injuries to soft tissues and respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.read more

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Weight loss is a concern for many people, and something that can be difficult to achieve long term results. Acupuncture is one form of treatment that can assist you to reach your weight loss goals. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture views weight gain as an imbalance of qi causing malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems. Acupuncture can help improve the vital role of these organs  while helping increase function of the nervous system, digestive system,read more

Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety you’re probably very familiar with the symptoms Muscle tension Sleep disturbance Restlessness Fatigue, Irritability Heart palpitations Shortness of breath A Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist, views anxiety as affecting three organ systems the Heart, Spleen, and Kidneys. Each organ system is associated with an emotion, and worry is the emotion associated with the Chinese Spleen. The Heart in Chinese Medicine houses the Shen, or your spirit, which includes consciousness, memory, emotions,read more

Smoking Cessation

Acupuncture is an alternative approach to smoking cessation and has a growing body of research suggesting positive outcomes. How it works: Acupuncture can help people overcome addiction because of its ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating. The concept of acupuncture for smoking cessation is that when a person is addicted to nicotine they have higher endorphin levels, and when they give up, these levels of endorphinsread more

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries encompasses a broad area of injuries which is usually related to musculoskeletal conditions. People who participate in sport commonly stress or damage muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. The causes of sports injuries are typically overuse, poor technique and/or structural abnormality. Sport injuries always start with the muscle pulling unevenly which then impacts directly into the muscle groups or joints. Continued use of that area will cause injury. The original cause of the problemread more

Acupuncture for Pre-birth Тreatment and Inducing Labour

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history of both preparing women physically and mentally for labour, and as a natural method of stimulating the labour itself. Treatments usually start three to four weeks prior to full term after getting the all clear from your medical carer. Usually a treatment consists of a standard set of points which can help prepare a woman’s body for birth. The treatment puts emphasis on preparing the cervix and pelvisread more

Sinus Pain

Do you suffer from these symptoms? itchy eyes & throat runny nose sneezing sinus congestion headaches irritability depression insomnia loss of appetite   Chinese medicine aims to treat the root of the problem, to treat the symptoms as well as preventing its onset. From a traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine view, hay fever is caused by exposure to wind in combination with internal energetic imbalances. These energetic imbalances maybe due to emotional stress, poor diet,read more