Category Archives for Acupuncture

Hay Fever: Prevent & Manage With Chinese Medicine

Although spring signifies new beginnings, it also marks the start of pollen season… …and for most of us, this means one thing – hay fever. Do you: wonder each spring how bad will this

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Parkinson’s and Scalp Acupuncture Treatment

For those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease the outlook can often look bleak.  There is no known cure for Parkinson’s. This progression is usually relentless over the remaining years of a

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Recovery from Bell’s Palsy – even after 6 months

This article addresses the causes of Bell’s Palsy sufferers who have not made a complete recovery, after 6 months.Modern medicine suspects the culprit to be infection and/or autoimmune responses.

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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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Treating Asthma The Natural Way: Feel Better, Breathe Deeper

For many people, treating asthma is something they have had to live with since early childhood.Often developing alongside, or after bouts of eczema, asthma follows a very similar process—the body’s

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Occipital Headache: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

An occipital headache, also known as occipital neuralgia, is a type of a headache that affects the back of the head. The pain can be severe and debilitating, with frequent episodes. A headache is one

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Alopecia Areata Treatment With Traditional Chinese Medicine

About: Alopecia Areata TreatmentAlopecia areata is an autoimmune disease whereby hair is lost from the body, usually from the scalp.The main focus of acupuncture and herbal medicine is to restore or improve

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Sciatica Treatment: A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach

Sciatica Treatment: About Sciatica refers to pain that radiates down the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest single nerve in the human body, with a diameter of less than 2.5 cm

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Acupuncture Treatment For Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is disturbing, distressing and unfair. It is an anxiety disorder that affects about a quarter of people who have experienced a life trauma.

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Knee Pain Treatment and Relief with Acupuncture

Knee pain treatment is commonly sought after by active adolescents and adults, and especially among athletes. Acupuncture is an effective and proven pain management solution, however

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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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Lower Back Pain Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

  Lower back pain (LBP) or lumbago is a condition that affects 80-85% of individuals at least once during their lifetime. Lumbago is defined as nonspecific lower back pain or discomfort located

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Fibromyalgia Explained: Symptoms and How Chinese Medicine Can Help

Fibromyalgia is characterised by severe pain and fatigue in joints and muscles throughout the body. For those who have been diagnosed, coping with fibromyalgia is painstaking, as well as difficult for

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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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Stomach Bloating: Treatments with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Bloating is such a common occurrence in the Sustain Health clinic. I regularly see clients who present with “fullness, discomfort, blockage or obstruction” and are unable to get relief. There

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Rosacea: Here’s How Acupuncture Can Help Treat It

The primary feature of rosacea, as the name suggests, is flushing. This inflammatory condition is transient at first, triggered occasionally by alcohol, spicy food or the “heat” of emotional stress.

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Chinese Medicine and Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a debilitating condition that greatly decreases the quality of life for those afflicted. Chinese Medicine has thousands of years experience in dealing with the symptoms of

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Graves Disease (GD) and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid often resulting in hyperthyroidism. Typical presentations include irritability, muscle weakness, sleeping issues, palpitations, a poor

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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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Using Chinese Medicine to treat Prostate Cancer

How Common is Prostate Cancer? If you are male and your doctor diagnoses you with cancer, then there’s 40% likelihood that that you will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most

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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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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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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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