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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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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Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support

Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support

Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support is used as a supporting treatment for couples undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment. There is also broad agreement by Chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as a supporting treatment for IVF. You should consult your treating practitioner about how acupuncture...

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Acupuncture for Sport Injuries

Acupuncture for Sport Injuries

Whether you have a sudden injury like sprains, strains and breaks or niggling joint or muscle pain that crept up slowly, acupuncture can help you for the relief and management of pain related to sport injuries. Sports injuries are injuries that typically occur while participating in organized sports, competitions, training sessions, or organized fitness activities. These injuries may occur for a variety of reasons, including improper training, lack of appropriate footwear or safety equipment. Acute sports injuries generally involve a...

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Acupuncture to Stop Smoking

Acupuncture to Stop Smoking

Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction with three parts: addiction to nicotine, habit and emotions. You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms. Acupuncture to stop smoking may be a great resource to help you succeed. Acupuncture has been used to help smoking cessation for a long time. There is also some research evidence supporting these claims. Acupuncture is a technique derived from traditional Chinese medicine that uses tiny needles to stimulate certain points on...

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