It’s All In Your Head


November 30, 2018 0 comments Health, Pain and Injury, Stress

People with psychosomatic pain use to be told “you’re not really in pain, it’s just in your head, you are making this up”. Such a diagnosis holds a big stigma. Yet the pain is real, though not from a physical […]

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Zap Your Pain Away


June 20, 2018 0 comments Acupuncture, Pain and Injury

We are electrical and chemical beings so what better way to stop pain signals from the body to the brain than to zap them with an electrical current, or as we acupuncturists call this “electroacupuncture”. If you’ve been to see […]

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Pain, Chinese Medicine and Neuroscience


June 20, 2018 0 comments Acupuncture, Pain and Injury

About Pain Pain is a subjective experience. It’s a sensation associated with actual or crucially potential tissue damage and registered in different areas of the brain. Millions of people suffer from pain, both physical and emotional, and it is commonly […]

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Shingles pain and how acupuncture helps


October 17, 2016 0 comments Acupuncture, Pain and Injury

Shingles is a very painful and distressing viral condition which particularly effects the elderly and those with lowered immune systems. Having had to treat this recently prompted me to discuss how acupuncture can help. The herpes zoster virus is reactivated […]

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Breast engorgement: what causes it and how to get relief


November 16, 2015 0 comments Pain and Injury, Pregnancy, Women's Health

What causes your breasts to engorge, ache, harden, and feel like they’ll burst any second, and what can you do for breast engorgement relief?   What is breast engorgement? During your first week after birth, whether you’re breastfeeding or not, […]

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To Ice or Not to Ice?


October 9, 2015 0 comments Pain and Injury

For many years Doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and others have told us to ice any soft tissue injury, such as a sprained ankle.   I’m often asked this question by my clients, should I ice my injury or not? Chinese Medicine says […]

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Gua sha: traditional healing for our modern times


July 4, 2014 0 comments Health

Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional Chinese Medicine, often used with acupuncture. It involves press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing release of blood from blood vessels […]

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