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Acupuncture for Mouth Ulcers

Acupuncture can help with mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers can be a symptom of many diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and Reiter’s syndrome. Other times mouth ulcers could be caused by antibiotics, oral thrush and can occur post radiotherapy. The herpes virus can also cause mouth ulcers. Many patients can get reoccurring ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for lupus

Lupus is Latin for wolf

Lupus is the common shortened term for Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE) and is an auto-immune disorder from an unknown cause. It predominately affects younger women. Lupus has flare ups along with remissions and acupuncture for lupus can help. One of the common presenting symptoms of lupus is the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Fatigue during Pregnancy

Acupuncture helps fatigue during pregnancy

Tiredness during pregnancy usually occurs in the first trimester and again in the last trimester. Even though to experience tiredness  during pregnancy is common, it should not be regarded as being normal. This is  because from a Chinese medicine point of view, fatigue during pregnancy is regarded ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

Post complication of Bell's palsy

Chinese research has demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture for Bell’s palsy. In America it is estimated that Bell’s palsy affects 40,000 people per year. It is caused by a dysfunction of the 7th cranial nerve leading to one sided facial paralysis. Bell's palsy can leave the person with an ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Vertigo

Vertigo

There can be many causes of vertigo including cervical spondylosis. Vertigo and dizziness can affect up to 30 % of the population and the incidence increases with age and more women than men suffer from this symptom. Sometimes problems with the inner ear can cause vertigo and there may also be ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Stress Incontinence

A sneeze can trigger stress incontinence

Stress incontinence affects mainly women and can occur after childbirth and menopause. It is thought that the lowered estrogen levels causes lower muscular pressure around the urethra causing small amounts of urine leaking out during laughing, coughing or sneezing. Incontinence also affects some ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Oedema during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help oedema during pregnancy

In traditional Chinese medical diagnostic terms, oedema during pregnancy will have a different cause depending where the swelling is located. In addition, other symptoms accompanying the oedema will also have a bearing as to what the root cause of the problem may be. For instance, swelling of the ... Continue Reading >>

ACC and Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow

Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow

Acupuncture for tennis elbow is covered by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) of New Zealand. Most of the acupuncture treatment costs will be covered for  up to 22 sessions  from acupuncturists who are members of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc. (NZRA). Each acupuncture ... Continue Reading >>

The Acupuncture Clinic Autumn Newsletter 2014

After harvest in China

Autumn is upon us and brings with it new challenges to our health. Chinese medicine theory views that each season poses environmental stresses on specific organs and in autumn it is the lungs and large intestines. Physicians of the past in China also suggested various foods, exercises or ... Continue Reading >>

How Does Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis Work?

Osteoarthritis

Many patients inquire how can acupuncture for osteoarthritis help because this is bone problem and acupuncture is  just for the nerves. Osteoarthritis from a western medical view is when the cartilage breaks down and leaves the bones exposed. The joints then can have sharp and burning pain which ... Continue Reading >>