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Prevent colds and flus

How to Prevent Colds and Flus this Winter

First it’s a runny nose. Then a tickle in the chest. Before you know it, you’re in bed with a fever, chills, body aches and a stuffy head. Colds and flus tend to pass through the population during predictable seasons. While they can occur at any time of year, the bulk generally strike during the […]

Acupuncture Bathurst

Practising Acupuncture in Bathurst

Exciting news! I’ll now be working 2 days per week in Bathurst. Starting 26th of Feb, 2019. I’ll be providing the regular acupuncture and classical Chinese herbal medicine services on Tuesdays and Fridays, at Macquarie Natural Therapies – 117 Lambert St, Bathurst NSW, 2095. For all current patients in the area – Bathurst, Kelso, Oberon, […]

Raynaud’s

Treating Raynaud’s and Chilblains using Chinese Medicine

Winter months in Orange and the Central West can be a painful experience for many. Chronically cold hands and feet vary from being an annoyance to being a disabling condition, particularly for those who spend at least part of their day outside due to their work. You may just have perpetually cold extremities, or this […]

Ancient Chinese Medicine

Is Ancient Chinese Medicine Still Relevant in Our Modern World?

Chinese medicine practitioners (myself included) regularly boast the lengthy history of our medicine. Whilst it is truly ancient, old doesn’t automatically mean good. Often what is old is simply out dated and there may be other, better, more modern, options. Take “Western” medicine as an example. What is practised today is very different from the […]

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia treatment

Acupuncture is commonly used to treat pain. In fact, treating pain is one of the true strengths of acupuncture. It works by reducing inflammation, improving micro-circulation, stimulating the release endorphins (the body’s own pain killing chemicals), and calming the nervous system. All useful in the treatment of fibromyalgia.   What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) […]

Classical Chinese Medicine

What is Classical Chinese medicine?

Classical Chinese medicine generally refers to the medicine of imperial China from around the time of the Han dynasty. The Han dynasty spanned four centuries (206 BC – 220 AD) and is considered by many to be the golden age of Chinese medicine. A large portion of the landmark texts of Chinese medicine were compiled […]

Dry needling

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a term that only really came to light in recent years. But where did it come from? Is it a new therapy? What is “dry” about dry needling? To be short, dry needling is acupuncture (that is, solid needles inserted into the body for therapeutic effect) done by people not formally qualified […]

RSI

Acupuncture for Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI), also known as cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), are extremely common and are one of the most frequent musculoskeletal issues to present in an acupuncture clinic. As the name suggests they are injuries of overuse. They result from repeating the same movements, again and again, over prolonged periods of time. A very […]

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Why use Chinese medicine to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

If you have been struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome, it is likely that you’ve spent a fair amount of time searching the internet and speaking with various health professionals, and, in the process come into contact with a diverse range of treatment options. The information here gives the chronic fatigue sufferer, and carer, some guidance […]

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