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A Brief Overview of Electro Acupuncture

By |2019-01-16T02:12:10+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Electro-acupuncture employs the use of a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine which is connected to the tips of acupuncture needles to send a minute current into the the body. As our body naturally operates by a system of electrical signals, this is extremely effective for a wide range of conditions and can provide a [...]

Acupuncture: Effective Treatment for Broad Spectrum of Pain

By |2019-01-08T08:10:16+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads, Research|Tags: , , , , |

“It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture is because of the placebo effect, or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain.” Mcdonald, J. & Janz, S. (2017, p. 1). There are many different things that can slow our progress when we are aiming to get better results out of [...]

Cupping for Muscle Tightness & Tension – A Great Companion to Gym-Life

By |2019-01-09T02:55:20+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Cupping, Practice, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you are a regular gym-goer or lead a physically active life, you may well have experienced the inevitable muscle tightness that creeps into our muscles from time to time. With hundreds and up to thousands of contractions and relaxations occurring throughout the day in our some 650 muscles, it's no wonder that these marvels [...]

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Fingers – A Case Study

By |2019-01-09T04:49:52+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Contents (click to jump to section) Patient Presentation Treatment Progress Rationale Patient Presentation 51 year old male “Jack” presented with osteoarthritis in the fingers of both hands, worse in the left hand and most pronounced in the 5th phalange (pinkie finger). He complained of pain for the past year growing [...]

Acupuncture for Neck Pain

By |2017-08-18T02:10:33+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This article explores different types of neck pain and the benefits of acupuncture as a treatment option. Contents (click to jump to section) Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain Tension Neck Syndrome (TNS) Myofascial Trigger Points Acupuncture Treatment Research Click here to find out about acupuncture for workcover and ctp claims... [...]

An Explanation of Acupuncture Theories Using the Fascia Network and Nervous System

By |2017-10-18T11:19:13+00:00June 28th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Contents (click to jump to section) Introduction Fascia/ Connective Tissue Involvement Nervous System Involvement Conclusion Introduction There are many different theories and ideas these days about how acupuncture may work, and consequently the definitive mechanism of acupuncture remains unclear. This is, in part, because acupuncture does not have one singular mechanism. The [...]

Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain

By |2017-08-18T02:08:29+00:00June 15th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This article explores different types of shoulder injuries and the benefits of acupuncture as a treatment option. Contents (click to jump to section) Shoulder Pain Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Frozen Shoulder Acupuncture Treatment Research Click here to find out about acupuncture for workcover and ctp claims... Shoulder Pain [...]

Acupuncture: Powerful Placebo or Potent Pain Killer?

By |2017-08-03T07:19:26+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Research|Tags: , , , , |

Jump to Middle / Conclusion There is plenty of talk about how acupuncture can provide pain relief, but just how effective is it? Chinese medicine theories and early versions of acupuncture are understood to date back thousands of years, and this is often the point put forward by practitioners and acupuncture enthusiasts alike to [...]

The Acupuncture Evidence Project – by John McDonald & Stephen Janz

By |2017-07-17T23:51:01+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Research|Tags: , , |

It has been an energetic last few weeks in the acupuncture community! Recently a study was published in Australia by two very well known and highly respected acupuncturists by the names of John McDonald and Stephen Janz. The study, entitled The Acupuncture Evidence Project, summarises the current available scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of acupuncture for 117 conditions as [...]

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |2017-07-18T03:52:27+00:00October 29th, 2016|Categories: Practice, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As the work week continues to push many of us past the point of our capacity to perform physical work whether it be typing or jackhammering, repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are becoming more prevalent in the developed world. RSI can refer to any injury to the muscles, tendons and soft tissues of a particular region of the [...]