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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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Treating Sports Hernias with Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture for Sports Hernias

With Australian sport more competitive than ever, traditional Chinese Medicine plays an important role in treating athletes. To be successful in any sport there's a battle to stay fit and work hard, while also preventing over-exertion and injury. It's a difficult balance and many athletes find themselves dealing with painful injuries like a sports hernia during their career. For some, this could just be short-term pain and discomfort. But for others, it could prevent or even stop, a career in...

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Acupuncture for Tinnitus

Acupuncture for Tinnitus

Have you ever tried acupuncture for tinnitus? What is tinnitus and what are the causes of tinnitus? Have you ever suffered from a peculiar ringing in the ears? If so, you may be experiencing a condition called tinnitus. Tinnitus is constant, abnormal ear noise when there is no corresponding external sound present. Most sufferers of tinnitus describe the noise as a ringing sound. But this can vary from person to person. Tinnitus is more common than you think. Statistics shows...

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Top 5 Considerations in Finding a Trusted Acupuncturist

Finding Trusted Acupuncturists Blog

You have probably heard about acupuncture, one of the popular forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dating back to ancient times. Though acupuncture is making its way steadily into mainstream global medicine, your doctor may not yet have recommended one for you, or have resources to a reliable TCM practitioner. This means you would have to choose an acupuncturist yourself. In many ways, choosing an acupuncturist is similar to choosing any health care provider: location, cost, specialty and personal style...

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How Acupuncture Works for Stress Relief?

Acupuncture for Stress and Depression

Australian Bureau of Statistics released figures showing that stress levels in Australians are peaking more than ever. According to a study on stress and wellbeing run by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in 2014, almost two in five Australians reported experiencing symptoms of depression. In 2015, anxiety symptoms were the highest they have ever been in the five years of the survey by APS. Acupuncture for stress relief can be a great way to help with stress naturally. What are...

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Chinese Cupping Therapy in Perth WA

Chinese Cupping Therapy

Chinese cupping therapy is another modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine besides acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine. This practice dates back over 2,000 years but has received recent attention in the media due to its use by world-class Olympics athletes for injury relief. Cupping combined with acupuncture can provide great pain relief. Cupping may also help you with many health conditions from pain management right through to respiratory disorders. This may make it an excellent alternative to drugs and surgery...

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How does acupuncture help with infertility?

Acupuncture for Infertility Blog

Infertility is on the rise - one in six Australian couples suffers infertility. Since 1976, the total fertility rate for Australia has been below replacement level. That is, the average number of babies born to a woman throughout her reproductive life has been insufficient to replace herself and her partner. How can acupuncture help with infertility? Research showing acupuncture may assist in supporting specific fertility treatments There is some research evidence that acupuncture for infertility and Chinese medicine treatment may...

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Can Acupuncture Help with Weight Loss?

Acupuncture for Weight Loss Blog

Obesity represents a major health and societal issue for Australia. An Australian health survey (2011-2012), highlights that 63% of adults are now overweight or obese, with 28% classified as obese. Projections suggest that by 2025, the prevalence of overweight and obesity will increase to over 70%, with approximately one third of the adult Australian population classified as obese. It seems that there is no magic bullet for weight loss as obesity is a complex issue that oftentimes requires a multidisciplinary...

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