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Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Diverticulitis

Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help for diverticulitis

Diverticulitis can cause cramping and  pain in the lower left region of the abdomen.The large intestine can develop small pouches that bulge out like little sacs and these are called diverticula.As we age, the bowel develops more and more diverticula and then this is called diverticulosis.In fact, ... Continue Reading >>

Matt Callison-Special guest lecture at NZ School of Acupuncture and TCM: Kidney Qi Deficiency (Shen Qi Xu) and Low Back Pain; Friday May 29th 2015

Matt Callison presenting for the first time in New Zealand in Hamilton in 2002

Matt Callison first  lectured in New Zealand when he was invited to be the keynote speaker at the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc annual conference in Hamilton in 2002.  Since then, he has presented workshops in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Melbourne and is presenting again at ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Intracranial Hypertension

Acupuncture can be used to help relieve the presure from intracranial hypertension

Intracranial hypertension occurs  as a result of increased pressure around the brain. It results in headache, nausea and vomiting. Sometimes there may be severe visual disturbance, which in extreme cases can include blindness. There are two types of intracranial hypertension. One where the cause is ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture treatment for disc herniation

Acupuncture treatment for herniated disc is covered by the ACC- New Zealand's government injury insurance scheme

The Acupuncture Clinic gets many inquiries as to how acupuncture treatment for disc herniation can help because people think that there needs to be  some kind of manual intervention to put the disc back into the correct position.When a disc of the spine herniates, it releases fluid which irritates ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Heart Palpitations

Acupuncture can help for heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can refer to the sensation of the heart skipping a beat and is sometimes described  by patients as their heart “Flip Flopping”. The heart  can also be racing and even pounding. It is important to know if the palpitations are associated with coronary heart disease, hyperthyroidism, ... Continue Reading >>

The Role of the San Jiao by Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw now practices in Melbourne

This article first appeared in the Australian Chinese medicine Education Research Council Newsletter Volume 4, edition 4. Steve Clavey, the past editor of the newsletter has given us kind permission to make it available from The Acupuncture Clinic website.  It was written by Russell Shaw when he ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Polymyalgia rheumatica is often just referred to as polymyalgia and is regarded an arthritic condition causing pain and stiffness in muscles of the shoulder, neck, lower back, buttocks and thighs. The condition has a 50% chance of being associated with temporal arthritis where the arteries of the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for TMJ- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome

Acupuncture can help for pain relief of TMJ syndrome

When there is pain in the jaw at the area of the temporomandibular joint it is commonly diagnosed as TMJ Syndrome. Other symptoms can include  grinding of teeth, clicking of the jaw, facial asymmetry and limited range of movement when opening the jaw. Acupuncture for TMJ problems and other ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Piriformis Syndrome

Matt Callison, President of ACUSport Seminars USA, about to needle Hua Tuo Jia Ji acupuncture points in the treatment of piriformis syndrome

Acupuncture for Piriformis Syndrome can help because it can reduce inflammation and improve local micro circulation, thereby reducing muscle stiffness. Piriformis Syndrome comes about because the sciatic nerve is entrapped as it exits the greater sciatic notch in the buttock area. There are a ... Continue Reading >>

Psoriasis- based on an article by Dr. Jiang (Translated into German by Walter Geiger)

Bettina Brill is a Melbourne based TCM practitioner and translated this article

This journal article first appeared in the Journal of the Australian Chinese Medicine Education and Research Council in volume 4, edition # 2.   It has been translated into English by Bettina Brill, a Melbourne based TCM practitioner and co-editor of the Lantern, a leading internationally ... Continue Reading >>