All posts by Dr Scott Ling

Giving Birth – The Chinese Medicine Way

When the body goes into labour it produces natural hormones These natural labour hormones helps ensure a smooth and painless birth. Yes it is possible! When labour is medically induced a combination of

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How to Treat Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis With Chinese Medicine!

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common thyroid diseases I treat. I regularly come across it in my clinical practice at Sustain Health.   In this article, we will consider two important

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How Chinese Medicine and acupuncture Can Treat Myasthenia Gravis

What is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune disease. According to NIH the disease is characterised by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal muscles of the body. So what is

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Adrenal Fatigue Treatment With Chinese Medicine

Adrenal fatigue syndrome is a common stress-related disorder, in which the symptoms are strongly influenced by circulating cortisol levels. Particularly when living in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable

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How to Prevent Miscarriage With Chinese Medicine.

Miscarriage is one of the most common infertility conditions that we see in our everyday clinical practice. Almost 25% of pregnancies are lost within the first 12 weeks of gestation. When assessing these

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Eczema: TCM Gets to The Root of the Itch

  Eczema is a skin condition that affects 1 in 3 Australians at some point in their lives. It often affects people with a history of allergic conditions such as asthma or hayfever. Eczema-prone areas

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Insomnia: Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Insomnia, or the inability to fall into a deep, restful sleep, is a condition experienced by approximately one-third of adults at some point in their lives. If left unaddressed, this lack of sleep can

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Novak Djokovic’s Chinese Medicine Diet for Success

With prize money winnings over US$95 million, a Monaco citizenship, and 10 Grand Slams under his belt, it’s safe to say that Novak Djokovic is one successful man. But how does someone become that successful?

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How To Lose Weight with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a poorly functioning digestive system is the root cause of problems such as constipation, bloating, acid reflux, bad breath and unwanted weight gain. Acupuncture

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Ulcerative Colitis: Here’s To Treat It The Natural Way

ULCERATIVE COLITIS – What is it? Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Both conditions affect the bowel, but in slightly different

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Using Acupuncture to control and manage cancer

Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used modalities of Chinese medicine to control and manage cancer and/or cancer side effects induced by cancer therapy. Substantial clinical and research evidence

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Internal & External Factors With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chinese Medicine

In Chinese medicine, rheumatoid arthritis can be classified as part of Bi syndrome (painful obstruction). Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by combination of both internal and external factors. 1. External

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What’s So Bad About Alcohol Anyway?

It’s Everywhere and It’s Very Socially Acceptable…it’s Alcohol! Alcohol is enmeshed within Australian culture. There are very few adults that don’t consume alcohol. Have you

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Speed, Ice & Crystal Meth

What is ice? Ice is a street name for crystal methamphetamine, which is a powerful, synthetic stimulant drug. Stimulant drugs speed up the messages going to and from the brain. Ice is more potent than

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What MDMA is really doing to your body? A Chinese Medicine Perspective

Why do people take Ecstasy? Ecstasy or MDMA is a party drug that makes the user feel euphoric. It is widely used in the clubbing and raving scene because you can dance all night and never feel tired. MDMA

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Chinese Medicine for treatment of PMS and PMDD

  PMDD, also known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, is a severe form of PMS which is often accompanied by severe mental health symptoms. PMDD follows a cyclical pattern beginning after ovulation,

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Marijuana Addiction – A Chinese Medicine Perspective

Did you know that marijuana is the most widely used drug on the planet following tobacco and alcohol? So what happens when you smoke marijuana? The active chemical in marijuana, THC creates ‘heat’

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Lets talk about drugs – Heroin

Lets talk about drugs – Introduction In today’s society people take substances, whether it be socially or to escape reality. Some begin taking them recreationally and go no further and others

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Treating Ulcerative Colitis With Chinese Medicine

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the large intestine mainly located in the mucosal layer of the rectum and distal part of the colon. The main symptoms are diarrhea with blood,

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Treating Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis With Chinese Medicine

With this month being Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month in Australia, I would like to take this opportunity to write and share some information about how Chinese medicine can help in the management

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Stay healthy this Summer – the Chinese Medicine way

What are some Chinese medicine concepts about food and energy in the summer time? Throughout the year the body goes through cycles. These cycles usually correspond with the seasons. In Chinese medicine,

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Treat Tendonitis Effectively With Chinese Medicine

“OH..!! Isn’t there a cure for this Tendonitis damn…! It feels like it’s on fire…” This is how it feels when you undergo the pain when you have Tendonitis! Well it seems you have hit the right

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Treat Osteo Arthritis using Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional medicines and treatment methods such Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines proves highly effective in treating conditions such as Osteo Arthritis! Arthritis is of various types and Osteo Arthritis

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Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Chinese Medicine

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system of our body. Proper care must be taken to treat it, this developing form of Multiple Sclerosis is highly dangerous in terms of its severity

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Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with Chinese Medicine

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, simply called as Lupus is an autoimmune disease that attacks various organs of the body. It is difficult to be diagnosed but Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines

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Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine proves highly effective in treating the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In this post, we can read more about this complication, its causes, symptoms and how Acupuncture

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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis with Chinese Medicine

We are recently coming across the term “autoimmune disease” on a regular basis! Rheumatoid Arthritis is similar to that of Myasthenia Gravis (which is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder). We spoke

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Treating Gout with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help in treating Gout symptoms! The medical term used to describe high amount of uric acid (gout) is Hyperuricemia! These uric acid stones are extremely dangerous and

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