Acupuncture: How Does it Work?

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In the medical community, acupuncture is viewed as a form of alternative treatment that promotes healing and well-being. Many Western countries including Australia have adopted acupuncture to supplement conventional medicine and improve the condition of their patients. The origins of acupuncture date back to over 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems that exist today. Research suggests that acupuncture can help relieve pain, and it is used for a wide range of other complaints. Many patients...

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Can Acupuncture Help with Managing Acne?

Acupuncture for Acne

Acne is a skin condition that’s characterized by red, bumpy spots that typically appear on the face, chest, shoulders and upper back. It’s estimated that roughly 85% of Australians will develop acne at some stage in their life, with teenagers and young adults being the most commonly affected. While there are plenty of treatments available, most of them don’t produce the desired results. This has led many individuals to explore their options and turn to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine....

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Acupuncture and Insomnia: How Can Chinese Medicine Help with Sleep Disorder?

Acupuncture for Insomnia

There is nothing more rewarding than a restful night of sleep after a long day of hard work. But for people who suffer from insomnia, falling asleep and staying asleep can be a daily challenge. Insomnia is a sleep disorder with unsatisfactory quantity and/or quality of sleep, characterized by persistent difficulty in falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Around one-third of Australians will experience insomnia at some point in their lives, with higher incidence in women and elderly people. Insomnia can...

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Acupuncture and its Role in Helping to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Over 200,000 Australians suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and its debilitating effects can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. CFS is a complex medical condition that presents with symptoms such as extreme fatigue, sleep problems, and pain. A person with CFS often feel tired and drained even with sufficient sleep. The fatigue is not relieved by extended rest and can be exacerbated even with low levels of physical or mental activity. CFS can hinder one's usual daily activities,...

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How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Acupuncture for IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects a person’s large intestine. The condition is characterised by abdominal pain, bloating, and alternating constipation and diarrhea. Around 15% of Australians are diagnosed with IBS each year and occurs mostly in early adulthood. Women are more susceptible to having IBS than men and tend to experience more severe symptoms. IBS does not lead to permanent damage to the digestive tract and does not increase the risk of developing more serious...

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How Acupuncture Can Help With Eczema Symptoms?

Acupuncture for Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a medical condition characterised by having patches of inflamed skin that are often dry and itchy. It’s a condition that affects people of all ages, but infants are commonly diagnosed with this disease. In Australia, eczema affects around 10-15% of the general population and 38.5% of those are infants. Most children with eczema recover from the disease once their skin starts to mature, but some kids continue to have eczema well beyond adulthood. Eczema can be...

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How Acupuncture Helps with Irregular Menstruation

Irregular Menstruation

At some stage in their lives, most women will experience an abnormal menstrual cycle. This includes irregular periods or missed periods. For the average woman, it might not raise any red flags if it happens once or twice. But if an abnormal menstrual cycle occurs on a regular basis, it should be a cause for concern. Irregular menstruation can affect a woman’s daily life and make it difficult to conceive. The treatment options for irregular menstruation varies depending on the...

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How Acupuncture can Help Relieve Hay Fever Symptoms

Acupuncture For Hay Fever

According to statistics, about 1 in 5 Australians are diagnosed with hay fever annually, making it one of the most common illnesses found in the country. In some parts of Western Australia, hay fever begins around late July or early August due to grass pollen season. Meanwhile, in Southeastern Australia, pollen season peaks during late spring and early summer which is right around October to November. Most patients mistake hay fever for a common cold or flu because of how...

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Acupuncture for Sinusitis Relief

Acupuncture for Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a medical condition where the tissue linings of the sinuses become inflamed. It can be short term, caused by a viral or bacterial infection, or a symptom of a chronic disease that’s triggered by allergies or other factors. Sinusitis is one of the most common medical conditions in Australia. Around 2011 and 2012, 1.9 million Australians have been diagnosed with sinusitis and it can significantly impact one’s quality of life. There are a number of ways to treat...

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Bursting the Myths Surrounding Acupuncture

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The practice of using acupuncture to treat ailments, alleviate pain and other symptoms of ill health, and restore general well-being has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture treatment began and was first used in ancient China. The practice was not meant to be kept inside the walls of China for long, and it soon spread to other domains in East Asia including Japan, the Korean peninsula, and Mongolia. It later spread to Southeast Asia, but the practice was not...

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