Acupuncture

5 Ways Acupuncture Boosts Athleticism

Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other forms of sports medicine, including physical therapy, massage, stretching and chiropractic. These modalities work together to help athletes achieve optimal results. Here are five compelling reasons why acupuncture should always be included in any athlete’s healthcare mix: Acupuncture eases stress and anxiety Nervous for that big race? Worried your serve isn’t up to par? Acupuncture’s balancing effect is beneficial for the mind, helping to lower stress andread more

Editorial on Electro-Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture is a fairly recent development within Traditional Chinese Medicine as an adjunct to an acupuncture treatment.It is an increasingly popular form of therapy, and is used for a wide array of conditions.Ithas garnered especially good results with neurological diseases, chronic pain and spasms. Electro acupuncture works by attaching electrodes to certain acupuncture points which then stimulates the body’s healing processes. It does this by sending electrical impulses through the channels, muscles and nerves. Thisread more

Editorial on Menstrual Irregularities

There are many health issues women of all ages commonly find themselves confronted with from irregular menstruation, cramping, light to heavy menstrual flows, skipped periods, both long and short menstrual cycles, the list seems to go on.Acupuncture offers a natural approach to such women’s health issues. It provides specific treatment approaches for any problems regarding the menstrual cycle by regulating and balancing hormones that are under influence of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and the ovaries.read more

Editorial on Skin Disorders

For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to treat a variety of skin disorders, including eczema, acne, psoriasis, alopecia and more. Both Psoriasis and eczema in particular can often lead to patches of thick, red inflamed itchy skinand can interfere with basic functions, such as self-care, walking, and sleep. Acupuncture like that at ‘Active Physio Health’ can categorise skin disorders into various patterns often including“Heat in the Blood”. This is aread more

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like? By Sara Calabro

A common assumption about acupuncture is that it hurts. You are, after all, getting stuck with needles. Fear of pain from acupuncture needles is one of the most common reasons people forgo acupuncture. Often to the astonishment of those who take the plunge, acupuncture usually does not hurt. No pain, though, does not mean no sensation. There are instances where acupuncture needles are inserted without the recipient feeling a thing—this is especially common with stylesread more

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