Acupuncture and Pain Relief

Acupuncture and Pain Relief Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical attention. For some people pain may be temporary and easy to tolerate, but for many others it can be severe or unrelenting or both. If you have a body, then you will be familiar with the experience of pain. The good news… 

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine uses a vast pharmacopeia of plant and mineral substances, classified according to flavour and temperature, to optimise the internal environment.

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Cupping and Guasha

Cupping and Guasha form part of the “folk medicine” of the Orient and deserve a worthy place in the tool kit of any Oriental Medicine practitioner or bodyworker. They achieve clinical results that are otherwise very labour intensive to attain.

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Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine

The ancient system of Chinese Medicine describes a functional/energetic system of anatomy. According to this theory, the human body operates under the guidance of a network of interrelated Organ Systems.

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

This article describes, in plain language, the effect of acupuncture on muscle tension, the immune system, the blood circulation and the connective tissue.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS

Up to 15% of the population suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). For a quarter of these suffers, the symptoms are severe and current pharmaceutical management can be less than satisfactory. Fortunately a realistic treatment alternative is available. Acupuncture’s well-established anti-inflammatory effect has particular relevance for IBS; and Chinese Herbal Medicine has a long history… 

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Moxibustion

Moxibustion is the practice of burning a herb, Artemesia Vulgaris or mugwort, on or close to the body in order to generate specific therapeutic effects.

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Polarity Therapy

Polarity Therapy is based on an understanding of the bio-magnetic fields of the body.

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Oriental Medicine & Psychotherapy

The Oriental Medicine understanding of psychological problems is not separate from the standard frameworks for the treatment of physical problems. This article is an extensive academic paper discussing aspects of the Oriental Medicine approach to human psychological issues.

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Practical Psychotherapy

The Five Phases of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wood, Fire Earth, Metal and Water, coincide with the five major Yin Organ systems, Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung and Kidney. When dealing with patterns of psychological disharmony, each of the Five Phases evokes a set of in-built practical solutions ensuring that all facets of the psyche are functioning optimally and co-operatively.

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Pulse Diagnosis

The art of reading the pulses is the central diagnostic technique of TCM and in many ways shapes the whole character of Oriental Medicine practice. This brief article highlights the essentials of Pulse Diagnosis.

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The Acupuncture Evidence Project

The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) has commissioned a report on the current status of acupuncture research: The Acupuncture Evidence Project. Of 129 conditions examined, evidence of effect was found at various levels for 123 conditions.

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The Evidence for Acupuncture Efficacy

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions. Not all of these conditions have established an acceptable level of scientific evidence for efficacy, however the landscape is changing dramatically as more and more studies are published demonstrating evidence of acupuncture’s effectiveness.

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The Extraordinary Channels

Subtitled ‘A Protocol for a Psycho-Emotional Application of Extraordinary Channel Treatment with Acupuncture’, this is an extensive academic paper on the Extraordinary Channels of Chinese Medicine.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

The art of healing with acupuncture and herbs evolved in China over at least two thousand years, yet the texts we have from that period demonstrate a remarkably sophisticated system of thought which must surely have taken many generations of observation and practice to develop.

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Zen Shiatsu

The Japanese have a very particular style of manipulative bodywork, known as Shiatsu, involving the direct stimulation of points on the body with concentrated pressure. Like Chinese Massage Therapy, Shiatsu focuses on the pressure points on the meridians, thus correcting metabolic imbalances as well as emphasising correction and maintenance of joints, tendons and muscles.

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