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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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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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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Doctor Ling Travels To Shanghai To Study Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture

Doctor Scott Ling has recently returned from Shanghai following a 5-day Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture course with Professor Ming Qing Zhu.

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Alopecia Areata Treatment With Traditional Chinese Medicine

About: Alopecia Areata Treatment Alopecia 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

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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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Acupuncture in Melbourne To Guangzhou: Dr Ling Learns From Dr Pan

Dr Scott Ling, who practices Acupuncture in Melbourne, travelled to Guangzhou earlier this month to attend a seminar on Pulse Diagnosis, held by Dr Pan Xiaochuan.

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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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Sustain Health’s Doctor Ling Learns from Prof. Zhu

  During the past week, Doctor Scott Ling has been training in Shanghai, China, under the guidance of the masterful Prof. Ming Qing Zhu of ‘Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture’, which has been translated into

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Enlarged Prostate: Managing the Symptoms with Traditional Chinese Medicine

  Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or “enlarged prostate” develops over a very long time, and therefore, is generally seen in elderly patients. As the age group increases so does the prevalence of

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Whiplash: How to Reduce the Pain With Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs due to a sudden forceful change in motion causing unrestrained whip-like movement of the head and neck. It causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissue of the

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Treating Tinnitus with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Do you ever hear a ringing sound in your ears that you can’t explain? If this is a sensation you have been experiencing quite often, you might be suffering from tinnitus. Factors that trigger or

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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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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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Menopause: The Natural Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is menopause? Menopause is the time when women’s menstrual period completely ceases, occurring when the ovaries cease producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Initially symptoms of perimenopause,

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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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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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Chinese Medicine in Dementia, Memory and Learning

  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia is a condition that affects mainly people over the age of 60. Although there are a number of treatments that can have modest improvements, especially

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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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Chinese Medicine Proven to Reduce Scarring and Accelerate Wound Healing

In a recent study on wound healing and scar formation it was found that a commonly used herbal combination could accelerate healing times and reduce scar formation. The Chinese medicine combination was

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Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Whenever I get myself down to write a blog, it is usually about something that inspire me that week or that month- usually from the presentation of the client I see in  practice. This time, I would like

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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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Treatment of Eczema through Chinese Medicine

For many people recurrent skin conditions are an ongoing challenge that can be very difficult to obtain any respite from at all. The overuse of steroid creams, anti-histamines and other harsh remedies

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Infertility Also Rates Highly in Men

Male infertility in Australia is a widespread problem. Research shows that in up to 40% of infertility cases, the male partner is the primary cause, as well as a combination of both partners. Although

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